We are partners in creating equitable educational opportunities
LIIF is a national leader in charter school financing.
At LIIF, we view ourselves not just as lenders, but as partners in creating equitable educational opportunities. Through our collective efforts with the CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative, we strive to create a more equitable future where every child has access to high-quality education. We prioritize investments in schools serving Black, Latino, and other people of color located in communities where access to quality education is acutely needed. We aim to uplift communities through education, serving as an integral partner in growth and change for schools across the nation.
Our Impact (since 1998)
CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative
At LIIF, we view ourselves not just as lenders, but as partners in creating equitable educational opportunities. Through our collective efforts with the CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative, we strive to create a more equitable future where every child has access to high-quality education.LIIF’s participation in the CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative is a testament to our commitment to fostering racial equity in education. This collaboration enhances our work, bringing focused, collective efforts to our mission of leveling the educational playing field.
Our financing extends up to $16 million per project and includes flexible funding options. Through credit enhancement awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, we offer specially tailored loans to new and early-stage charter schools. We serve both independent schools and charter management organizations, providing support at every stage of their lifecycle.
Beyond financing, LIIF provides expert technical assistance as part of our lending services. This ensures that schools have the guidance and resources they need to overcome challenges and succeed. Our loan portfolio is diverse, including acquisition, construction, mini-permanent, permanent and leasehold loans.