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$1.3 Billion (Yes, Billion!) Invested in Communities in 2015

$1.3 billiontotal program activity for 2015

1.21.2016 - - LISC has never, in 35 years of work, invested more in the future of low-income communities than it did in 2015. President & CEO Michael Rubinger begins his last year at LISC’s helm with a look at the organization's historic $1.3 billion in support for efforts that help Americans prosper. [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is the largest organization in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local groups to get this done. As a result, more than five million Americans live in stronger, thriving communities. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

1982:
$10 million
invested
1989:
$100 million
invested
2006:
$1 billion
invested
Since 1980
$15 billion
total invested

$44.1 billion
total leveraged
SOTU and Communities

Tuesday might have been President Obama’s last State of the Union address. But he made it clear that the work needed to lift families out of poverty is ongoing. LISC’s Matt Josephs considers the president’s remarks from a community development perspective, looking at programs that improve the quality of life in places where Americans struggle to make ends meet.[...]

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