Success Stories

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

Social Impact Lending

Sunsites-Pearce FD

Sunsites-Pearce Fire District is based out of Pearce, Arizona with a second fire station in Cochise, Arizona.  The district provides fire and medical emergency response services, among other things.
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Snowbird Pasties

The first CIC sponsored microloan recipient was Sue Ann Hockman, whose business, Snowbird Pasties, sells meat, vegetable, and vegan portable pot pies, known as pasties (PAST-eez). The idea for her
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Bajo Tierra Kitchen

The first recipients of a loan from the CIC and Community Food Bank lending partnership were business partners Cynthia Smith and Elianna Madril, whose business, Bajo Tierra Kitchen, sells Sonoran
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5 Points Market & Restaurant

On nearly any weekend morning, seating is at a premium at the bustling 5 Points Market and Restaurant.  It is proof that Tucsonans are buying what owners Brian Haskins and
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Pivot Produce

Pivot Produce is a produce distribution company active in the farm-to-table movement and a member of CIC’s Food Entrepreneur Loan Program with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Founder
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Copper Brothel Brewery

“The team at CIC was easy to work with during a time in the financing process where it was welcomed and refreshing. This is a great bridge program for rural
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“Working with Community Investment Corporation has been a great experience! From the beginning, I felt like the staff truly cared about my business and made it a comfortable process. They
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Dish for Dosha

“CIC is the hero who propelled Dish for Dosha into the raw juice market by helping us fund our dream with their startup capital. They believed in me since the
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Home Ownership Assistance

Mortgage Credit Certificates are a blessing! – Leslie A.

“My lender added the MCC when I was closing on my house because she knew about the benefits of signing me up for the program. I’ve saved thousands over the
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The Mortgage Credit Certificate helped me with my house upgrade! – Rodney B.

“The tax credit is great – the refund definitely helps with big things like bills and home improvement projects. One year, my tax person asked how I got the MCC
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The Mortgage Credit Certificate helped me pay off my debt! – Denise B.

“I found out about the Mortgage Credit Certificate from a peer at work. With the program, I save an extra $500 to $1,200 every year on my taxes. With this
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Mortgage Credit Certificate is simple to use!- Howard B.

“My realtor told me about the MCC program when I was buying my house. Every year I use it, I end up owing less money at tax time. The program
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School Services

Caurus Academy

Caurus Academy, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a fast growing, AdvancED and “A” ranked free public charter school. Founded in the Responsive Classroom approach (teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and
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