Our Faith-Based Development InitiativeSM (FBDI) provides houses of worship the knowledge and tools to develop underutilized land into affordable homes and community facilities.

Grants and Capital: Grant funding and access to Enterprise capital products help houses of worship advance their projects from vision to completion. Grants will support market study and feasibility analysis, early pre-development and organizational capacity building.

Training: Training helps houses of worship understand and navigate the development process to advance their development projects.

Technical Assistance and Tools: Participating houses of worship have access to technical assistance to help them connect to resources, address project-specific challenges and navigate the development process.

Peer-to-Peer Learning: Peer learning helps faith leaders advance their projects and engages them in advocacy for affordable housing and community development.

Access to experts: Introductions to information on development partners, such as architects and designers, real estate lawyers and development consultants.


Trinity Plaza

Pictured: Enterprise provided an acquisition loan, grant support and training and technical assistance for Trinity Plaza in D.C.

It was tough to find a place that was clean and safe. Trinity Plaza met all of my standards and it was affordable. What I like is the convenience of being so close to my job and being a part of the community – which feels more like a family.
William Willis, Resident, Trinity Plaza
Our Impact
We form partnerships that make a difference

FBDI began in 2006 in the Mid-Atlantic, and our partnerships with faith-based organizations have made a clear impact.


$ 6.3 million

in grants awarded to support faith-based development across the country



affordable homes




$ 152 million

in grants, loans and equity in faith-based development in the region

Meet Our Team

David Bowers

David Bowers

VP, Mid-Atlantic Market & Sr. Advisor, Faith-Based Development Initiative