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Copper Cactus Award Winner!
On October 1, 2021, CIC received the humbling honor of being named the DPR Construction Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion at this year’s Copper Cactus Awards.
First-ever BIPOC Community Managed Loan Fund
This fund was carefully designed to serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs in Southern Arizona with 0% interest microloans, ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Everyone wins with a Mortgage Credit Certificate!
CIC held a virtual info session for lenders, realtors and homebuyers to share how homebuyers can qualify for more house, more loan, AND get a tax credit each year they live in the home.
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A Message From Our BIPOC Loan Committee

Our hearts and sympathies go out to the victims and survivors that were involved in the shooting in Buffalo, NY.  We’ve seen an uptick in racially-motivated shootings since 2021 and feel that now more than ever, is the time to take concrete action to continue to address these issues.

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Celebrating our biggest year yet!

What a year it has been indeed! We couldn’t close 2021 without taking a look back at the highlights from this year. Join us in celebrating CIC’s biggest year to date, and we’re just getting started!

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BIPOC Loan Inaugural Recipients Announced

CIC couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the business owners selected to participate in the first ever BIPOC Community Managed Loan Fund! This fund was carefully designed to serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs in Southern Arizona with 0% interest microloans, ranging from $500 to $10,000.

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Supporting Innovation in Education

Over $600,000 in seed funding will be awarded through A for Arizona’s Expansion and Innovation Fund, including the Pima IDA’s gift, empowering innovative school and community leaders, teachers, and families to implement their bold ideas for reimagining learning models, creating and scaling more student-focused programs, and developing better teaching and learning educational approaches. Applications are being accepted for this grant funding June 3 – July 8 at noon.

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Loan Success Story -CRU Trucking

“You run into people willing to help you along the way. CIC it has been fantastic, working with you guys. I recommend that when people have that itch to start something, to move forward.
Even though CIC turned me down initially for the first truck/trailer purchase, they were positive, helpful, and guided me so I could qualify six months later with proven financial history. You were such a blessing.” – Chuck Ugalde, Owner

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The truly one-of-a-kind fund for BIPOC (black, indigenous people of color) is

now open!