Our Initiatives


Supporting enterprises

LISC supports job growth in underserved communities by helping equip local businesses with the resources they need to grow. We provide direct financing while also building out larger networks of coordinated assistance for small enterprises overlooked by conventional financing channels. We strategically support businesses in low- and moderate-income communities, as well as businesses owned by veteran, woman, and minority entrepreneurs. This network includes connections to trained employees and districts where the business can thrive.

LISC has a growing array of loan and equity products for commercial, real estate, and business development. Learn more below or contact us directly for more information:

  • National LISC Loan Portfolio: LISC offers flexible loan and equity options to fund real estate development, business acquisition/transfer, equipment, and working capital.
  • Subsidiaries and Loan Fund Partnerships:
    • A LISC affiliate, immito specializes in SBA 7a lending, helping small businesses whose needs may not fit into typical financing parameters.
    • LISC’s investment affiliate, New Markets Support Company, provides creative access to capital through tailored products and services.
    • Through a national partnership with Kiva, LISC sponsors a one-to-one match financing up to $10,000 that helps small business owners reach their crowdfunded loan goal on Kiva’s platform.

These investments are made possible through the creative use of local and national resources leveraging programs like Opportunity Zones, New Market Tax Credits, credit enhancement, grant programs, and LISC’s own lending and loan fund affiliates.