Rise is a nonprofit housing developer, development consultant and predevelopment lender.
At Rise, we believe that all St. Louis area neighborhoods should be safe, vibrant, and friendly.
Rise acts as a resource and partner to the community. We bring together non-profit organizations, financial institutions and government that make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.
Rise CDFI Coming Soon!
Rise CDFI is launching at a time where the need for flexible, responsive capital in the St. Louis area has never been greater. Rise CDFI supports Rise’s existing work in some of the region’s most disinvested communities where appraisal gaps prevent traditional lenders from doing business, and a lack of coordinated community-driven plans and investment strategies have perpetuated inefficient and insufficient development. Small and minority-owned contractors also struggle to access flexible, responsive capital to grow their businesses and compete for jobs. Rise CDFI seeks to bring new capital to the table to help bridge the racial wealth gap while strengthening our communities.