About Cinnaire

We invest in people and places to transform lives equitable financial and development

Cinnaire is guided by our Why - We invest in people and places to transform lives through equitable financial and development solutions. We believe that every community needs affordable housing, job opportunities, and quality healthcare and childcare in order to thrive.

Since 1993 we’ve been making high-impact investments and loans to developers and nonprofits that have resulted in more than $10 billion in community impact. Our investments focus on economically and racially marginalized communities that have been systematically denied access to capital. By leveraging innovative financial tools including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit, we strive to change inequitable systems so that all people -- especially low-income and vulnerable individuals -- have the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.

Who we are

Cinnaire is a mission-driven organization. Our team of more than 130 individuals are united by our core purpose. As dedicated problem solvers, we start each day thinking ‘what kind of difference can we make in people’s lives today?’ and then go about revitalizing communities, empowering individuals and creating economic opportunities.

What we do

We get involved. We spend time on the ground in the communities we serve, getting to know the people, understanding their challenges, and devising out-of-the-box solutions. Ours is a people-first approach to advancing communities. As a community development financial organization, we provide creative capital solutions to projects with high social value that may not otherwise receive support from traditional financial institutions. Our toolkit of services includes programs that lend funds, finance development and manage and build all the components of strong, vibrant communities.

How we do it

We help community development organizations, lending partners and socially motivated investors accomplish goals in underserved communities. We fill gaps in community development funding by leveraging capital from public and private sector organizations and bringing expertise to communities that need it most.

Where we serve

Since 1993, Cinnaire has funded affordable housing developments and community development initiatives throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. Headquartered in Lansing Michigan, we have offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI:, Milwaukee and Madison, WI; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Wilmington, DE, while providing financial and development support across our nine-state footprint including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

30 Years of Community Impact

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Celebrating 30 Years!

2023 marks Cinnaire's 30th Year transforming communities! It all started with Mark McDaniel at a card table with a phone and a rolodex in 1993. In 2023, we have six offices, 150 team members and we've generated more than $10 billion in community impact. Cinnaire is celebrating this monumental anniversary throughout the year with throwbacks on social media, celebrations with our team and partners, and days of dedicated community service across our organization. 

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Our Locations

Home Office - Lansing
1118 South Washington
Lansing MI, 48910

Indianapolis
320 North Meridian, Suite 516
Indianapolis IN, 46204

Wilmington
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 502
Wilmington, DE 19801

Chicago
225 West Washington, Suite 1350
Chicago, IL 60606

Madison
10 E. Doty Street, Suite 617
Madison, WI 53703

Grand Rapids
100 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Suite 202
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Detroit
2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48201

Milwaukee
231 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 302
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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