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Small Businesses Grow Big Opportunity in the Bay Area

2.17.2017 - - In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, LISC CEO Maurice Jones and program vice president Joseph Horiye describe how entrepreneurship is lifting a long-disinvested neighborhood. With LISC’s help, small businesses in the Bayview area of San Francisco are creating jobs, energy and opportunity for [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations 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
$16.2 billion
total invested

$48.5 billion
total leveraged
Tapping a Neighborhood’s Potential for Healthy Living

The most effective neighborhood change begins and ends with the people who live there. Citing LISC’s Communities for Healthy Food NYC program as a model, former director of programs Colleen Flynn outlines the importance of working with organizations rooted in the community in order to empower residents, improve health and whip up something nutritious. [...]

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