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Starbucks Invests in Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Spirit, With Help from LISC

Did you hear what’s brewing right here in Chicago? Starbucks Coffee Company announced a $10 million investment to drive economic opportunity in the city’s underserved communities. The funds, which are slated to help finance more than 500 loans to support small businesses and create jobs, will be disbursed among four community lenders with ...

From National LISC:
10.10.2019 -

LISC Launches “Play Ball Again” to Rebuild Community Baseball Fields in Puerto Rico

LISC has teamed up with Cubs Charities, Maestro Cares Foundation and Good Bunny Foundation to revive damaged Little League fields in Puerto Rico and, in the process, help revitalize communities still scarred from devastating 2017 hurricanes. Music icons Marc Anthony and Bad Bunny are leading the funding, with Chicago Cubs star Javier Báez and UNICEF ...

9.25.2019 -

Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Exceeds $9 Million with Investments from Six New Funders to Boost Minority-Owned Small Businesses on the South and West Sides

First Midwest Bank, U.S. Bank, The Coleman Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust and Providence Bank & Trust Join JPMorgan Chase and Fifth Third to Make New $3.6 Million Investment. In One Year, the Initiative Has Made Over 130 Loans in Chicago to Create More Economic Opportunities for Entrepreneurs of Color.