LISC National
What We Do

Business Lending

The Good Jobs Fund is NMSC's mezzanine loan fund financing the growth of businesses that are creating quality, accessible jobs for residents of underinvested communities. We invest in businesses that are looking to accelerate their growth, have outstripped their senior debt capacity or have challenges accessing junior capital to create jobs.

What's a quality job? We're glad you asked! Our quality job strategy has three components:

  • Living wages ($16+/hour)
  • Benefits such as healthcare, retirement plans or job training
  • Accessibility to individuals without a college degree

We partner with entrepreneurs who believe that investing in employees is the cornerstone of a strong business, and seek out companies that offer any of these components to employees (or some combination thereof). We're also open to working with businesses interested in implementing a quality jobs strategy.

See examples of our work below.


A Brooklyn bakery provides quality jobs and models inclusive hiring practices 

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Irene Mello, Vice President of Impact Investing