Our Stories

Building Entrepreneurs and Equity in the Age of Covid: A Roundtable

A roundtable discussion with LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Verizon’s Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Rose Stuckey Kirk, moderated by LISC board member and UVA business professor Greg Fairchild, delves into what it will take to get to economic equity for our country.

6.30.2020 -

Netflix, LISC Partner on $25M for Black-owned Banks, Communities

Netflix is committing $100 million to reduce the racial wealth gap, and it is kicking off the effort with a $25 million partnership with LISC.

6.26.2020 -

Global Citizen, Usher + LISC = A Potent Response to Covid-19 and Structural Inequity

As a core partner of Global Citizen, LISC is thrilled to join in rallying for an equitable response to Covid-19 with Global Goal: Unite for Our Future all-star concert. And the extra bonus? Usher—yes, that Usher—is donating proceeds from his latest record to ramp up our work on behalf of minority small businesses and nonprofits!

LISC & Kaiser Permanente to Invest $60M to Fuel Businesses, Jobs & Health

In his latest message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones lays out the kinds of holistic investment that a multi-faceted $60 million partnership with Kaiser Permanente will help make possible. "An America where ZIP code, more than any other factor, determines a person’s prospects in life is not sustainable," argues Jones. "For our communities to recover from COVID-19 and set out on a path toward equitable growth, we must make investments that break down barriers and create opportunities that are open to all."

Meeting the Moment for CDFIs

LISC COO Annie Donovan, who formerly led the federal CDFI Fund, reflects on four questions CDFIs should be asking themselves to affect greater racial and economic justice. “This is not a time for CDFIs to take cover behind our mission statements. This moment calls us all to deeper reckoning.”