LISC National


Putting capital where it's needed most. LISC is a Community Development Financial Institution, or CDFI. LISC’s purpose as a non-profit CDFI is to provide capital to projects in low-income, disadvantaged and underserved communities at affordable rates.

$17.3 billion
invested across the country
$143 million
invested in Milwaukee

We offer this capital to local nonprofit developers, small businesses and other service providers who may not be able to take advantage of the conventional marketplace. And we, in turn, receive investment capital from a range of sources that include all levels of government, foundations, banks, and individuals. There are nearly 1,000 CDFIs in the country and we are one of the largest. 

How we use our funds

Our funds provide loans, equity, and grants to local organizations leading projects and programs that help their communities. Our loans have financed affordable housing, supermarkets, schools, health centers and other vital community projects. We've invested our equity in housing, retail and commercial centers and theaters. And our grants have funded safety programs, opened recreation fields, and helped our local partners keep the lights on and get better at what they do.

Loan Products

Learn more about the financing opportunities and loan products LISC offers.

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Sue Eick, Lending Program Officer