Investing in our community’s entrepreneurial spirit is a powerful way to address individual and community needs…and we need YOUR help.

CIC’s efforts and impact are multiplied through community partnerships. Our service approach is to partner with individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to utilize market-based solutions to help them help themselves.

We can have only a fraction of the impact we aspire to when we work alone – but through collaboration and the sharing of expertise and experience, the difference we can make in addressing issues of poverty, equity, and economic sustainability becomes nearly limitless.

Funding Partnerships

CIC is seeking donors who want to invest in businesses and programs whose success will provide a ripple of ongoing economic stability and security for our community.

Small business account for over 44% of private employment in Arizona and over 99% of all the businesses.  Their benefit to our economy can’t be over-looked.

CIC understands the importance and supports the provision of people’s immediate and basic needs such as food, shelter, and safety by so many great organizations in our community. However, CIC works on a different part of these social issues, dedicating our resources to investing in solutions that will economically sustain our clients and our partners over time.   Whether it is small businesses, a nonprofit program, or an entrepreneurial charter school, CIC is supporting efforts that contribute lasting benefits to our regional economy.

Please invest in our loan program – donate and become a partner now!

Nonprofit Partnerships

Community Investment Corporation (CIC) is actively seeking nonprofit partner organizations who see the opportunity to include lending as a part of their service provision.

We are looking for partners that:

  • Want to create a revenue stream for their organizations through lending; or
  • Have a portion of their services whose cost they believe could be offset through loans to clients

Examples of the type of services might be (these partnerships may not currently exist):

  • Giving clients access to emergency funding for car repairs or medical bills that they would pay pack at low or no-interest over time
  • Assisting clients with funding to start their own revenue generating businesses to stabilize their employment and income
  • Providing home repairs such as roof or HVAC replacement that clients will pay back at low or no-interest over time

CIC believes non-profit organizations are some of the most creative, adaptive, and entrepreneurial entities around.  We also know that they are experts in their respective areas of social service provision who know best how to serve their clients’ needs.  For our part, CIC wants to share our expertise in loan underwriting, origination, and servicing if it can help our partner non-profit organizations increase their impact.

We are seeking true partnerships in which CIC and the partner organization share resources and risk (and success!) in a way that best serves the community.

If you are interested in partnership with CIC and exploring how lending could be a powerful to increase your organization’s community impact, please contact Danny Knee at (520) 529-1766 ext. 203 or

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