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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
The Imperative Journey to Police-Community Partnership

LISC has supported collaboration between police and residents in high crime areas for years, including in many communities of color where mutual distrust runs deep. Partnership is a tall order unless all sides show a willingness to get to know each other as people—people who want to go home safe to their families at the end of the day. In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, Rev. Ben McBride describes this critical work in Oakland, CA, now expanding to other cities. And he’ll share more wit [...]

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