Our Stories

3.11.2019 -

Impact Investing Expert Will Lead LISC’s New Atlanta Office

Dale Royal, a community developer with 30 years’ experience bringing economic development, affordable housing and transportation opportunities to underserved neighborhoods, will be the inaugural executive director of LISC’s newest office in Atlanta, GA. LISC has already invested $18 million in Atlanta for workforce and youth development projects, and our SBA lending affiliate, immito, has just closed its first transformative loan in the city. Royal’s arrival will take that commitment to another level, leveraging his expertise in connecting communities with the capital to help them flourish.

3.06.2019 -

LISC Lending, In the Lead

For the fourth consecutive year, LISC’s Lending department has been honored among the ImpactAssets 50, a who’s-who of fund managers dedicated to creating positive social and environmental impact. The team’s outstanding portfolio balance of $420 million and delinquency rate under 2% earned this year’s recognition.

2.11.2019 -

S&P Reaffirms LISC ‘AA’ Rating

"This rating reaffirms LISC’s ongoing capacity to support inclusive growth and broadly shared prosperity across the country,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. S&P pointed to LISC’s financial stability, track record of performance and community impact as compelling indicators for its ‘AA’ rating.

8.23.2018 -

A Match Made in (Carrot Cake) Heaven

In Cincinnati, LISC’s one-to-one matches for Kiva loans to local entrepreneurs are producing some sweet results. An article in Soapbox Cincinnati tells the stories of creative area women, including a gourmet carrot cake baker, who have grown their businesses thanks to the no-interest, no-fee—but big impact—loans.

6.20.2018 -

All Economic Development, All the Time

Bill Taft, the longtime executive director of LISC Indianapolis, has been named senior vice president of economic development for LISC and will be spearheading our work to grow enterprises and create jobs in the places that need them. In the following Q&A, he talks strategy, practice and what it takes to build inclusive local economies in real life.