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Summary: Greater Kansas City LISC (PDF)

The input of community stakeholders is a fundamental part of Building Sustainable Communities. For example, in Kansas City, local leaders identified the new Children’s Campus of Kansas City as a priority that would improve access to health care for residents and create 250 new jobs. LISC provided $14 million in New Markets Tax Credits to support the effort, which will provide comprehensive child development and family support services to 1,000 young children and more than 500 families each year.

The Children’s Campus is located in one of Greater Kansas City LISC’s NeighborhoodsNOW target areas, in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Kansas. It is the first major center for young children to be built in Wyandotte County in decades and will provide the comprehensive services children need to grow into healthy adults. For the neighborhood, it is, as executive director Margaret Staker said, a “dream fulfilled” and a catalyst for further redevelopment. It is Building Sustainable Communities in action.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $134,507,257
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 3,491 affordable homes and apartments
  • 995,466 square feet of retail and community space
  • $282,676,225 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $16,125,030
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 75,100 square feet of retail and community space
  • $18,783,137 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • American Century Investments Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Capital One
  • Central Bank of Kansas City
  • Citi Foundation
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • H&R Block Foundation
  • Hall Family Foundation
  • Humana
  • Inter-State Federal Savings and Loan Association
  • Larry Jacobs
  • Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
  • Living Cities
  • M&I Bank
  • M&I Foundation Fund
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • Security Bank of Kansas
  • State Farm
  • Lester T. Sunderland Foundation
  • Target
  • UMB
  • U.S. Bank

Public Sector Support

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice