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S&P Rates LISC ‘AA’, Stable Outlook

9.20.2016 - - Citing organizational strength and sustained community impact, S&P Global Ratings has assigned a ‘AA’ credit rating to LISC, one of the only CDFIs in the country with a public rating. The S&P analysis is a "powerful validation for community development investing and its capacity to help people live [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local groups to get this done. As a result, more than five million Americans live in stronger, thriving communities. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

1982:
$10 million
invested
1989:
$100 million
invested
2006:
$1 billion
invested
Since 1980
$16.2 billion
total invested

$48.5 billion
total leveraged
It’s Time to Raise the Bar for Community Development

Let’s ask ourselves: what could the 43 million Americans living in poverty accomplish if they had a plausible path to the middle class? How much more competitive would our country be if we unleashed the full economic potential of every neighborhood and community. During my first few weeks as LISC CEO, I have had the privilege of seeing my team working with organizations and individuals across the country in pursuit of these aspirations.[...]

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