BUSINESS

We invest in the businesses of the future. We believe those businesses are led by diverse individuals, built to be sustainable, and located in communities of opportunity. 

$1.8

BILLION

Invested by LISC in 2019

19,000

JOBS CREATED

In 2019

CHALLENGE

Businesses in underserved communities have traditionally lacked access to financial resources and investment, putting them at a disadvantage to grow, compete, and hire from within the community. When businesses don’t thrive, neither do individuals and communities.

OPPORTUNITY

We believe investing in businesses that create jobs and opportunities in the communities we serve is a sustainable and smart investment. Our Local reach allows us to find local entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to grow financially but also create solutions to strengthen community ecosystems. Ability is everywhere, but the opportunity is not.


We need to increase access to business investment capital, and one of the best ways to do that is to invest with diverse investment teams. We invest in funds with diverse fund management teams.

IMPACT

LISC business investing strategy centers around providing investments to promising businesses in low-to-moderate-income communities, with a particular focus on businesses led by diverse owners and entrepreneurs. We invest in:

  • Small business venture funds 

  • Minority & women-led – businesses

  • Commercial mixed-use & retail development

  • Community investment accelerators

LISC PORTFOLIO AT A GLANCE

HIGHLIGHTED PARTNERS

LISC  |  1825 K Street NW  |  Suite 1100
Washington, DC  |  20006

strategicinvestments@lisc.org

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