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Success Stories

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

Social Impact Lending

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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Kiva Tucson Making an Impact

The Power of Community-Backed Lending and Kiva Tucson The rate that entrepreneurs are starting new businesses in the US has been flat for almost 20 years. While there are many
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Raising Money on Wefunder- Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for You?

CIC, Stackhouse, and New Way Home share what there is to know about equity crowdfunding, how it can help businesses addressing community challenges and the Community Investment Corporation’s partnership with WeFunder.
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CIC is a Copper Cactus Award Finalist

CIC is humbled and honored to be a finalist for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. We were nominated for the Tucson Electric Power Social Impact Award and invite you to join us for the virtual awards event on Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m.
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HFAC Partnership Impact Report

In mid-March, as Arizona began to implement public health and safety measures, our community's small businesses began a long hard uncharted road that was and is difficult to navigate. The journey continues as COVID-19 mitigations are still a critical part of containing this pandemic, but we at CIC would like to take a quick pause to give incredible thanks to those who helped support our emergency response work in the first few months of this crisis. 
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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Impact Report

In mid-March, as Arizona began to implement public health and safety measures, our community's small businesses began a long hard uncharted road that was and is difficult to navigate. The journey continues as COVID-19 mitigations are still a critical part of containing this pandemic, but we at CIC would like to take a quick pause to give incredible thanks to those who helped support our emergency response work in the first few months of this crisis. 
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COVID-19 Emergency Loan- Originate Natural Building Materials

“Originate started off 2020 with our 4th best 1st quarter in our 16-year history as a company. Then COVID hit with stay at home orders and our revenue for April and May dropped by almost 50%. That was scary and we were trying to figure out how to navigate uncharted territories. I feel a sense of calm now.” Natasha Winnik, Owner/Founder
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COVID-19 Emergency Loan- Sunrise Custom Jewelry & Repair

"The loan from CIC gives me a lot of peace of mind. It is going to keep the boat afloat until people feel like they can come out again." Don Lovett, Owner
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COVID-19 Emergency Loan- Michelle L. Coronado, Medical Transcription

"I am thankful for the CIC loan. I applied for three other programs but I never heard back. Having this CIC loan allows me to continue providing needed medical transcription services even though the volume has decreased temporarily because non-emergency visits are down.”  Michelle L. Coronado, Medical Transcription​
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Home Ownership Assistance

CIC is a Copper Cactus Award Finalist

CIC is humbled and honored to be a finalist for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. We were nominated for the Tucson Electric Power Social Impact Award and invite you to join us for the virtual awards event on Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m.
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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

CIC is a Copper Cactus Award Finalist

CIC is humbled and honored to be a finalist for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. We were nominated for the Tucson Electric Power Social Impact Award and invite you to join us for the virtual awards event on Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m.
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Meet our Bond Compliance Team

A special message for the start to the 2020 school year CIC’s amazing Bond Compliance Team understands that the start to this school year is like no other. With schools navigating
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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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