Rural LISC

Rural LISC Rural LISC believes in rural America. Rural LISC is building sustainable communities by achieving five goals:
Expanding investment in housing and other real estate, increasing family income and wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education, and supporting healthy environments and lifestyles.
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05/06/2021
Our AmeriCorps members like Mai Kou Yang are making a real difference in Rural Wisconsin, teaching digital literacy skil...
05/06/2021
“This is the Place for Me”: An AmeriCorps Member Pays It Forward in Rural America | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Our AmeriCorps members like Mai Kou Yang are making a real difference in Rural Wisconsin, teaching digital literacy skills to #Hmong families at CAP Services, Inc. National service works! #ServiceShoutout Chris Coons https://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/this-place-me-how-one-americorps-member-paying-it-forward-rural-america/

Mai Kou Yang grew up in a Hmong enclave in the small town of Stevens Point, WI, where she and her family benefitted from many life-line services—including housing, employment and early childhood education—offered by a local nonprofit. Today, as a LISC AmeriCorps member, she is supporting her nat...

Rural Business Development Organizations are key to keeping Rural economies strong and vibrant when facing challenges li...
05/05/2021

Rural Business Development Organizations are key to keeping Rural economies strong and vibrant when facing challenges like #Covid19 and natural disasters. Our work with Louisiana's fisheries is featured in LISC's Annual Report! #LISC2020AR

After #COVID19 & a slew of hurricanes devastated Louisiana Gulf fisheries, Rural LISC responded with #smallbiz grants & support for BDOs helping revive the industry. It’s part of our #RuralPromise to America #LISC2020AR https://report.lisc.org/2020-annual-report/portraits-of-impact/overlay/poi-rural/

#AccessToCapital is today's Pillar of Rural Community Development, and we've got an incredible opportunity for #SmallBus...
05/05/2021

#AccessToCapital is today's Pillar of Rural Community Development, and we've got an incredible opportunity for #SmallBusinessOwners across the South! The Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) Fund provides small businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees with loans of up to $100,000 and free business support to help navigate the pandemic and beyond. Learn more and apply www.thesoarfund.org #TheSOARFund

#AccessToCapital is today's Pillar of Rural Community Development, and we've got an incredible opportunity for #SmallBusinessOwners across the South! The Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) Fund provides small businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees with loans of up to $100,000 and free business support to help navigate the pandemic and beyond. Learn more and apply www.thesoarfund.org #TheSOARFund

#AccessToCapital is one of the 5 Pillars of Rural Community Development, and Kiva loans can help #SmallBiz grow while bu...
05/05/2021

#AccessToCapital is one of the 5 Pillars of Rural Community Development, and Kiva loans can help #SmallBiz grow while building their local network of supporters. Join LISC’s Beth Haskovec and RCAC to learn how you can take part! #PillarsWednesday https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=26

#AccessToCapital is one of the 5 Pillars of Rural Community Development, and Kiva loans can help #SmallBiz grow while building their local network of supporters. Join LISC’s Beth Haskovec and RCAC to learn how you can take part! #PillarsWednesday https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=26

Hey Anthony Mackie, we know that 1000s of #SmallBiz owners like #SamWilson can struggle to get financing because of Blip...
05/03/2021
Commentary: Why should the Falcon beg for a bank loan?

Hey Anthony Mackie, we know that 1000s of #SmallBiz owners like #SamWilson can struggle to get financing because of Blips in their past. That's why we team up with Kiva, U.S. Small Business Administration and more to get no- and low-interest loans to #HometownHeroes like [Spoiler Alert] #CaptainAmerica and his sister! https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/what-to-watch/ct-mov-should-superheroes-get-paid-20210401-7ee743f4sjbgbpni6hqbj4kgyq-story.html

To learn more about our lending, check out https://www.lisc.org/our-model/lending/

Marvel Disney Captain America

We can't talk about the bank scene in the first episode of "The Falcon and the Winer Solider" without talking about why Sam Wilson needs money in the first place.

Native American Housing Developers and CDFIs have unique skills and insights into developing culturally-relevant housing...
05/03/2021

Native American Housing Developers and CDFIs have unique skills and insights into developing culturally-relevant housing. Please join Joseph Kunkel, Director of MASS Design Group's Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab and Linda Lee Retka, NAIHC Training and Technical Assistance Director at White Earth Nation, for a two-part webinar series on Culturally-Relevant Housing context, issues and solutions for Native Communities. The first Webinar is Tuesday, 5/4 at 4PM ET. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOCvrjIpE9NMErqduMy3jfPOL1jmhR1_

Native American Housing Developers and CDFIs have unique skills and insights into developing culturally-relevant housing. Please join Joseph Kunkel, Director of MASS Design Group's Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab and Linda Lee Retka, NAIHC Training and Technical Assistance Director at White Earth Nation, for a two-part webinar series on Culturally-Relevant Housing context, issues and solutions for Native Communities. The first Webinar is Tuesday, 5/4 at 4PM ET. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOCvrjIpE9NMErqduMy3jfPOL1jmhR1_

Looking good Chispa Housing! Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement!
04/30/2021

Looking good Chispa Housing! Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement!

The guys on the Chispa Housing maintenance crew are looking good and staying safe from #Covid19 in their new #N95 masks, generously donated by Lowe's Home Improvement and Rural LISC.

Thank you Lowes for helping us keep our crew protected!

04/29/2021

2020 was a year like no other - and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) had to respond like never before. Thank you to the incredible partners who made our impact exceed all expectations. #LISC2020AR https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1107509496396891

We are thrilled by Ambassador Rice's call for historic levels of investment in #Rural America. https://dailyyonder.com/r...
04/29/2021
Biden Policy Director Susan Rice Calls for 'Historic' Rural Investment

We are thrilled by Ambassador Rice's call for historic levels of investment in #Rural America. https://dailyyonder.com/rural-assembly-everywhere-white-house-official-calls-for-historic-levels-of-rural-investment/2021/04/20/

The investment areas identified in our #2021PolicyPriorites will be critical to supporting housing, economic development, family income and wealth building and health outcomes in #RuralAmerica. https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/policy-research/policy/policy-priorities/rural-america/

“..[A] more prosperous future runs through rural America,” Rice said. “And the Biden administration stands ready to ensure we all reach it.”

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay, Ohio officially opened their new #Rural #FinancialOpportunity! This #FOC will employ LI...
04/29/2021
Habitat for Humanity opens new Financial Opportunity Center in Findlay

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay, Ohio officially opened their new #Rural #FinancialOpportunity! This #FOC will employ LISC's national model offering employment services, financial education, and benefits in one location. Habitat for Humanity https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/habitat-for-humanity-opens-new-financial-opportunity-center-in-findlay/512-18e73541-e600-4cdf-9efc-b0b62c7d7c43

It is the 15th location in the country that will utilize the Local Initiatives Support Corporation FOC model.

Teamwork makes the dream work!YouthBuild USA and AmeriCorpss members team up to distribute #N95 Masks and #PPE care pack...
04/22/2021

Teamwork makes the dream work!
YouthBuild USA and AmeriCorpss members team up to distribute #N95 Masks and #PPE care packages with the Randolph County Housing Authority. Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement for the generous donation of #N95 Masks!

The Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center is helping Phillips County, AR residents stay safe with Covid care ...
04/21/2021

The Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center is helping Phillips County, AR residents stay safe with Covid care packages including #N95 masks generously donated by Lowe's Home Improvement!

04/21/2021

In the past year, Lowe's Home Improvement funded 1,259 grants to Rural Small Businesses impacted by the pandemic and other natural disasters. It's with extraordinary gratitude that we share the stories of how a single #smallbusiness can make a big difference in Rural America.

Randolph County makes #N95's look good! Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement for donating #N95 masks and PPE to our partner...
04/21/2021

Randolph County makes #N95's look good! Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement for donating #N95 masks and PPE to our partners!

Stay safe from #Covid19, Elkins, WV We’re distributing free #N95 masks generously donated by Lowe's Home Improvement and Rural LISC We donate these masks with other supplies to our vulnerable population.

Justice for George Floyd | Local Initiatives Support Corporation
04/21/2021
Justice for George Floyd | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Justice for George Floyd | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The historic murder and manslaughter convictions of Derek Chauvin are a welcome signal of justice for George Floyd, for Black communities long victimized by police violence, and for everyone who wants to live in an authentically safe, just and equitable America. The work of building an anti-racist j...

Small business owners like Mr. Curtis make a big difference in their community. We’re excited to join Wells Fargo and th...
04/19/2021
A loan to Curtis

Small business owners like Mr. Curtis make a big difference in their community. We’re excited to join Wells Fargo and the Legacy Institute for Financial Education to match his Kiva loan to purchase new equipment and upgrade his HVAC unit.

A loan of $6,500 helps a Black business owner expand his business after Covid-19.

Great opportunity for Rural #Entrepreneurs in Illinois!
04/14/2021
Scholarships • Elevate CCIC, Inc.

Great opportunity for Rural #Entrepreneurs in Illinois!

Elevate offers limited scholarships to our community via our program partners. Proud to support anyone who has had a dream of starting their own businesses.

Small business is big business for many rural communities as small businesses serve as community anchors and employers. ...
04/13/2021
Business Briefing with The White House on the American Jobs Plan

Small business is big business for many rural communities as small businesses serve as community anchors and employers. Be sure to join today's webinar with SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman and The White House National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti to learn about new opportunities from the Administration. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf75J4oomgO1iYimoVBhZDBz0rsjkBbuj7cl2U-FZhIRKEYcQ/viewform?gxids=7628

On Tuesday, April 13, Small Business For America’s Future, Business Forward and other partners will welcome Bharat Ramamurti, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, and Zach Butterworth, Director of Private Sector Engagement at the White House to help outline how the American Jobs Plan ...

Are you ready to #ChallengeAmerica? Tomorrow's webinar with National Endowment for the Arts will help you prep your appl...
04/13/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Rural LISC Webinar | the National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America Grant Program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Are you ready to #ChallengeAmerica?

Tomorrow's webinar with National Endowment for the Arts will help you prep your application for $10K in #ChallengeAmerica grants for small organizations developing projects in all artistic disciplines for underserved populations. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElcuygrDspHtU764_5-mZjJSFk29A7xD-l

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Rural LISC Webinar | the National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America Grant Program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

LISC is partnering with Uber, PayPal & Walgreens to support #Vaccine Access for all! Find out how you can be a part of i...
04/12/2021

LISC is partnering with Uber, PayPal & Walgreens to support #Vaccine Access for all! Find out how you can be a part of it.

To ensure equitable #COVID19 vaccine access for all, LISC is proudly partnering with Uber, PayPal Giving Fund, Walgreens in launching the Vaccine Access Fund, an $11M program to connect those most in need with rides to their vaccine appointments: https://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/lisc-uber-paypal-walgreens-vaccine-access-fund/

Good call Madame Vice President Kamala Harris!Native-run #CDFIs like Black Hills Community Loan Fund are essential econo...
04/12/2021
Vice President Harris calls director of Black Hills Community Loan Fund

Good call Madame Vice President Kamala Harris!

Native-run #CDFIs like Black Hills Community Loan Fund are essential economic first responders for building equitable growth. We're very glad that our partners at Native CDFI Network stepped up to provide data points for the call. https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/vice-president-harris-calls-director-of-black-hills-community-loan-fund/article_6e66bfea-94dd-5f4a-be9c-df6623335e0e.htm

Onna LeBeau had an unforgettable opportunity Wednesday to advocate for her industry and the Native American community when Vice President Kamala Harris called her.

Rural theaters, museums, stadiums and other live venues - get ready to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration Sh...
04/08/2021
LISC Webinar: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Rural theaters, museums, stadiums and other live venues - get ready to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)!

This webinar and resources from LISC's #EconDev team can help you get started on your developing your SVOG application: https://www.lisc.org/our-resources/resource/lisc-webinar-shuttered-venue-operators-grant-svog-program/

In preparation for the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) Program, LISC held a webinar to provide information on program eligibility and application preparation, with an emphasis on helping venues in underserved communities prepare for rollout through actionabl...

¡Feliz #CDFIweek California!Si usted es un inquilino elegible, está en riesgo de desalojo y debe renta atrasada, el prog...
04/07/2021

¡Feliz #CDFIweek California!
Si usted es un inquilino elegible, está en riesgo de desalojo y debe renta atrasada, el programa Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California puede ayudarle a pagar la renta y los servicios públicos atrasados. Visite HousingIsKey.com.

¡Feliz #CDFIweek California!
Si usted es un inquilino elegible, está en riesgo de desalojo y debe renta atrasada, el programa Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California puede ayudarle a pagar la renta y los servicios públicos atrasados. Visite HousingIsKey.com.

Happy #CDFIWeek California!If you are an eligible renter at risk of eviction and owe back rent California’s COVID-19 Ren...
04/07/2021

Happy #CDFIWeek California!

If you are an eligible renter at risk of eviction and owe back rent California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief program can help you pay for unpaid rent and utilities. To see if you will qualify, visit HousingIsKey.com.

Happy #CDFIWeek California!

If you are an eligible renter at risk of eviction and owe back rent California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief program can help you pay for unpaid rent and utilities. To see if you will qualify, visit HousingIsKey.com.

We're proud to join California Coalition for Community Investment CCCI in celebrating the California's first-ever #CDFIW...
04/05/2021

We're proud to join California Coalition for Community Investment CCCI in celebrating the California's first-ever #CDFIWeek! Please join us in supporting SB625, which would establish the California Investment and Innovation Fund to assist the state in efficiently deploying resources to communities in need. The Fund will help support an equitable economic recovery that benefits the low-income communities and communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as by historical and ongoing disinvestment.

We're proud to join California Coalition for Community Investment CCCI in celebrating the California's first-ever #CDFIWeek! Please join us in supporting SB625, which would establish the California Investment and Innovation Fund to assist the state in efficiently deploying resources to communities in need. The Fund will help support an equitable economic recovery that benefits the low-income communities and communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as by historical and ongoing disinvestment.

California CDFIs direct a total of $27 billion to jobs, housing, health, and economic justice. For every dollar invested...
04/05/2021

California CDFIs direct a total of $27 billion to jobs, housing, health, and economic justice. For every dollar invested, CDFIs in California generate an additional $12 in financial services and support for Rural and urban communities hard hit by the concurrent health, economic, and racial justice crises. Please join us and the California Coalition for Community Investment CCCI as we celebrate California's first-ever #CDFIWeek!

California CDFIs direct a total of $27 billion to jobs, housing, health, and economic justice. For every dollar invested, CDFIs in California generate an additional $12 in financial services and support for Rural and urban communities hard hit by the concurrent health, economic, and racial justice crises. Please join us and the California Coalition for Community Investment CCCI as we celebrate California's first-ever #CDFIWeek!

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Rural LISC stands by the five pillars of LISC's Building Sustainable Communities strategy: 1. Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate 2. Increasing Family Income and Wealth 3. Stimulating Economic Development 4. Improving Access to Quality Education 5. Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles

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In 1995, LISC launched Rural LISC to expand its reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 88 rural community-based organizations and five financial intermediaries — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), Fahe, California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), Communities Unlimited (CU) and WHEDA Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority) — working to transform distressed rural communities in more than 2,000 rural counties across 44 states.

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