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Summary: Twin Cities LISC (PDF)

In 2009, the key work for Twin Cities LISC was integration. We began weaving together our investments and influence—dovetailing and focusing our project financing, capacity-building grants, and new AmeriCorps workers in five Building Sustainable Communities pilot neighborhoods. This translated into more robust partnerships among key neighborhood-based implementation organizations, making development more comprehensive and community-driven. It also fueled new attention to the most pressing needs in these five areas, from bringing vacant and foreclosed properties back to useful life to connecting residents with jobs and financial literacy training to making certain new mass transit plans actually improve life for residents. We’re now building on those results, helping connect people and places to broader regional opportunities and prosperity.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $373,849,998
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 9,209 affordable homes and apartments
  • 1,391,776 square feet of retail and community space
  • $1,302,510,207 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $4,707,253
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 362 affordable homes and apartments
  • 88,663 square feet of retail and community space
  • $74,426,200 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • ADC Foundation
  • Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
  • F. R. Bigelow Foundation
  • Otto Bremer Foundation
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Center for Neighborhoods
  • Family Housing Fund
  • B.C. Gamble and P.W. Skogmo Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • General Mills Foundation
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Living Cities
  • Marquette Financial Companies
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • McNeely Foundation
  • Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • Opus Foundation
  • The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
  • Piper Jaffray Foundation
  • The Walter C. Rasmussen - Northeast Bank Foundation
  • The Saint Paul Foundation
  • State Farm
  • Travelers Foundation
  • Trillium Family Foundation
  • U.S. Bancorp Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
  • Western Bank
  • Xcel Energy Foundation

Public Sector Support

  • City of Minneapolis
  • City of St. Paul
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development