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San Antonio Area Foundation

LISC is truly grateful to the San Antonio Area Foundation for embarking on a new partnership with us to launch our comprehensive community development approach in San Antonio. The foundation’s support of $500,000 helped LISC establish an office in the area and develop a strategy rooted in local needs.

The office formally opened in 2016, and we have hit the ground running, focusing on three priorities:

  • Increasing the construction and preservation of workforce, permanent supportive and affordable housing by investing LISC resources and building the capacity of local government and nonprofits;
  • Supporting the growth of a grassroots community development sector by creating and managing a pipeline of innovative projects that improve quality of life for neighborhoods and the people that live there; and
  • Contributing to the public policy arena as a thought leader especially as it relates to creating an environment where the production of affordable housing is a priority.

LISC has already had an impact on San Antonio. In 2017, we invested more than $9.4 million, leveraging over $52.9 million to help develop or preserve 370 units of affordable housing and 22,900 square feet of commercial and community space. For example, LISC and our New Markets Support Company provided $2.5 million in tax credit equity to support the Mays Family Boys & Girls Club, a facility that delivers tutoring, sports and recreation, computer access and healthy foods options to neighborhood children and their families.

We look forward to building on these outcomes and continuing our work with the San Antonio Area Foundation in the years to come.

Designated as a Top 20 community foundation in the nation based on asset size, the San Antonio Area Foundation has provided over $400 million in scholarships and grants to enhance the quality of life in the region.

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