Grantee Profile

Community Investment Corporation

Grants to Community Investment Corporation

  • $850,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 3 years)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of stewardship of The Preservation Compact (over three years).

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 10 years, 1 month)

    Impact Investments

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Community Investment Corporation is a non-profit community development financial institution dedicated to improving Chicago communities through investment in affordable housing and support for owners and operators of multi-family rental properties. It will use this program-related investment to create a new loan product to provide long-term financing for very small rental buildings in low- and moderate-income Chicago and Cook County communities: a new $22-million fund that is expected to provide second mortgages for buildings comprising approximately 700 rental units over the next three years, filling a persistent market gap and strengthening a crucial segment of Chicago’s affordable housing stock.

  • $1,050,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Community Investment Corporation, a Chicagoland community lender, works with local municipalities to address troubled multifamily properties and mentors property owners seeking to supply affordable rental housing. It is the managing partner of The Preservation Compact - which raises awareness about affordable rental housing’s value and creates a climate in which public, private, and non-profit sectors work together to stem affordable rental housing loss in Cook County. The Corporation will use this grant to help the Compact continue to exert growing influence in local and regional housing policy discussions and maintain its position as a national example of preservation leadership.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant to the Community Investment Corporation will allow CIC to create a loan loss reserve at its affiliate organization, Community Initiatives, Inc., so that it will be able to expand its current activities in the City of Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative and leverage additional capital. This additional borrowing capacity will allow CIC to expand its reach and undertake additional acquisitions of troubled multifamily properties and innovate around the issue of foreclosures.

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 10 years, 1 month)

    Impact Investments

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a ten-year program-related investment to increase the lending capacity of the Energy Savers Loan fund, in furtherance of the Preservation Compact.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Strategy for Cook County (over four years).

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Duration 9 years, 11 months)

    Impact Investments

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support construction financing through a program related investment for the redevelopment of foreclosed homes as part of City of Chicago's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To preserve and improve more than 1,000 existing affordable rental homes in low-income areas of Chicago.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Duration 13 years, 4 months)

    Impact Investments

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Program-Related Investment in support of a new "energy savers" loan fund for the Preservation Compact of Cook County.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Duration 10 years, 5 months)

    Impact Investments

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Program-Related Investment to establish a new fund dedicated to preserving and improving distressed rental properties serving low-income Chicago residents.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Community Investment Corporation $22,350,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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