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Learn more about all that CIC has been doing to impact the community . . .

Copper Cactus Award Winners for 2020 and 2021!


CIC was honored to be selected as the winner of the 2020 Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Award’s  Tucson Electric Power Social Impact Award (revenue up to 2 Million). 

Arizona Daily Star - Eviction Prevention

On Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, CIC shared a press release regarding the distribution of 3.65 million dollars in Eviction Prevention funding on behalf of Pima County. Patty Machelor featured a story on the funding distribution within hours. 

Tipping Point with Zach Yentzer

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Danny Knee was featured on Tipping Point with Zach Yentzer on 1030 am KVOI The Voice to discuss the state of small business during the current economic crisis and what both CIC and the community at large are doing to support. Hear about the critical work of the Community Investment Corp., our emergency microloan and the Tucson Helping Tucson initiative.  

CIC works to create impact in Arizona

Our loans and equity financing support businesses and projects with far-reaching community benefits. 

We are the administrator for the Pima IDA’s Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) program and multiple down payment assistance programs in Tucson and Pima County including HOME and Pima Tucson Homebuyer’s Solution (PTHS).

Our bond compliance program promotes transparency and short-term loans ensure schools have the working capital they need.

Local Success Stories

Meet members of our community who have been helped by our programs.

Who does our financing serve?

Creating Social Impact With Financing

CIC’s Social Impact Financing programs are dedicated to supporting businesses, nonprofits, and individuals undertaking projects with broader community benefit. We fund projects that many traditional banks will not, and where possible, we aim to give preferential terms, rates, and underwriting evaluation in recognition of the “Good” a given loan will generate.

CIC is actively seeking partnerships with local nonprofit organizations that see ways to offer essential services to their clients via low interest loans and we are seeking donations to expand innovation within our social impact lending program.