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Building Equitable Communities Together

LISC Phoenix was formed in 1992 and since its inception has collaborated with place-based organizations and our corporate, foundation and public partners to create an innovative approach to working with neighborhoods that face systemic challenges.


Our Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, LISC is taking action to ensure that we continue to support the people and places where we work. We will do so while protecting the health of our LISC team and contributing our utmost to help slow the spread of the virus across America, and at the same time mitigating its economic impact in our communities.

Small Business Assistance

Small businesses desperately need emergency assistance to bridge the gap and stay afloat until the crisis passes. Click for ways LISC is providing assistance to the small business community including grants from the Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund and access to SBA programs. [...]

LISC Grantee and Borrower Resources

We recognize that our community-based partners are on the front lines of this crisis and many of are facing great urgency to respond to the needs of the people they serve. Click for information about how LISC is being flexible and responsive to our borrowers and grantees. [...]

Donate to the Rapid Relief & Resiliancy Fund

The LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund will inject much-needed, flexible resources into historically under-invested communities. These are the places that are suffering most from the economic fallout gripping our nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Donate now. [...]

News & Stories

7.01.2020 - ,

CDFIs and the Capital Markets: Tapping into Impact Investors

In a new research paper, LISC provides an analysis of the CDFI industry’s initial forays into the capital markets on a rated basis, and examines how CDFIs can expand their role as trusted intermediaries for capital investment in people and places where disparities in health, employment, wealth and financial security, and overall quality of life have stemmed from a lack of capital access.

6.24.2020 - ,

Save the Date: the LISC Phoenix annual event is going online​!

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., we invite you to have “breakfast on your block” and join us online for our 2020 Virtual Breakfast & Annual Community Awards.

6.17.2020 - ,

Spotlight on Commercial Corridors

Commercial corridors are a key sources of jobs and vibrancy for our communities, yet they are made up of small businesses that are facing new challenges during Covid-19. To support these corridors, the LISC Institute has gathered an extensive list of resources and readings in Spotlight on Building the Resilience of Commercial Corridors.

6.03.2020 - ,

Rising up for a shared humanity

During this time of national reflection, how we are rededicating ourselves to lifting the voices and agency of Black, BIPOC, Latinx, Native, refugee, immigrant, undocumented and LGBTQ people and approaching our work.

5.27.2020 - ,

LISC Partners with City of Phoenix on EPA Brownfields Loan Fund

LISC Phoenix is glad to partner with the City of Phoenix to manage the $800,000 Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund as part of a grant from the EPA.