September 20, 2020         
Statement by the Prime Minister on Gender Equality Week   •   Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of Gender Equality Week   •   Ultimate Software Ranked #2 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women 2020 List   •   Unifor raises $134,000 to aid domestic violence victims   •   HostForWeb Announces Tips For How to Talk to Younger Children About Cybersecurity   •   Asana Named No. 8 on the 2020 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune   •   The Integration and Development of Religion and Chinese Culture   •   BET, National Urban League and an Expanding List of Key Impact Partners Unite on National Black Voter Day, Friday, September 18   •   Auden Living Announces Housing Discounts for First Responders, Military and Healthcare Workers   •   Helen of Troy Limited Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call, and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results   •   New Citi Impact Fund Announces First Investments   •   Publix Named Among Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women   •   Emily Leproust, Ph.D., to Receive 2020 Rosalind Franklin Award   •   The "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award" Legacy   •’s New Coffee Matching Algorithm Guarantees the Perfect Cup   •   Approval of Settlement of Canadian Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Litigation   •   Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Wins Footwear Honor at the Accessories Council’s Design Excellence Awards for the Second Year in   •   AJC Mourns Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg   •   Campbell Appoints Camille Pierce as Chief Culture Officer   •   Miles Christi to Ordain 1st American Priest
Bookmark and Share

Major Philanthropic Investment to Fuel LIIF's Strategic Vision

Major Philanthropic Investment to Fuel LIIF's Strategic Vision

Support from MacKenzie Scott will accelerate focus on racial equity and justice

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is honored to announce a transformative donation from MacKenzie Scott in recognition of our high-impact, outcomes-driven community development work. LIIF is proud to be among the stellar organizations selected by Ms. Scott that are driving change by tackling our nation's largest and most complex challenges.

"This investment provides LIIF with resources to accelerate a new vision of racial equity and justice in its forthcoming strategic plan, specifically around affordable housing and early childhood care and education," said Daniel A. Nissenbaum, LIIF's CEO. "MacKenzie Scott's generous support in the form of a sizeable, unrestricted investment is uniquely valuable to nonprofits like LIIF."

"LIIF works every day towards building a future where all individuals have access to communities of opportunity, equity and well-being," said Carol Redmond Naughton President of Purpose Built Communities and LIIF's Board Chair. "This generous contribution supports LIIF with critically needed resources to move more quickly towards that envisioned future."

This gift – to LIIF, and to others engaged in similar work – is particularly important at a time when the devastating effects of COVID-19 and the economic downturn have compounded long-standing inequities in housing, education, employment and healthcare, most acutely for people of color. As our nation grapples with these multiple crises, LIIF's new strategic plan aims to position capital as a tool for addressing these issues with a particular focus on disrupting systemic racism and building toward a recovery that benefits all Americans.

"We are proud to support LIIF in its mission to ensure everyone in the United States can benefit from living in healthy, vibrant, equitable communities," said Terri Ludwig, President, Ballmer Group Philanthropy. "It is exciting to see their deepening commitment to racial equity and justice and expansion of outcomes based community development work." Ballmer Group is a supporter of the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), a programmatic initiative focused on raising community voice around racial equity, health and climate, of which LIIF is a founding member.

About the Low Income Investment Fund

The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national nonprofit community development financial institution with $900 million in assets under management. LIIF's mission is to mobilize capital and partners to achieve equity, well-being and opportunity for people and communities. Since 1984, LIIF has served more than two million people in communities across the country from its five offices. LIIF, an S&P-rated organization, innovates financial solutions that create more equitable outcomes for all by building affordable homes, quality educational opportunities from early childhood through higher education, health clinics, healthy food retail and community facilities. Learn more at

# # #


SOURCE Low Income Investment Fund

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News