LISC National

Call for Nominations: Margaret Gee Spirit Award

The Margaret Gee Spirit Award is to pay homage to Margaret and her legacy.  Every year on Margaret’s birthday we recognize one community leader that embodies her spirit and commitment to strong community values, and her efforts to empower residents. Please download the Margaret Gee Spirit Award Announcement for complete nomination information. 

Submission Information
Nominations can be submitted via email to with the subject header “Margaret Gee Spirit Award Nomination” during the months of August and September.  Deadline for submission is September 15, 2017.

A Historic New Partnership

Facebook + LISC + Community Groups

It’s official! LISC has been tapped to manage an $18.5 million investment from Facebook in partnership with community groups and the city of East Palo Alto to create quality affordable housing in Silicon Valley where Facebook is headquartered [...]

A Message from LISC CEO, Maurice Jones

LISC CEO, Maurice Jones, announced our new historic partnership in Silicon Valley. LISC plans to quadruple the Catalyst Fund, as it is known, to $75 million to address regional challenges such as affordable housing and access to economic opportunity for local residents [...]

Hear from Facebook

Elliot Schrage, VP Corporate Communications & Public Policy at Facebook, writes about the partnership with LISC, Envision Transform Build, and the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park [...]

Bay Area LISC HUD Section 4 RFP

LISC is requesting proposals for projects in San Francisco, Richmond, Oakland, San Jose, and unincorporated Ashland Cherryland in Alameda County that will increase the capacity of local community development corporations (CDCs) to advance community and economic development strategies.

Please download the RFP from the Funding and Training Opportunities page for more information. 

Boot Camp for Non-Profits Combating Homelessness Across CA

Investments in small business revive whole neighborhoods

What is LISC?

We are LISC—the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. It may be a mouthful, but our name does, in fact, say it all. We are a national organization with a grassroots focus. Bay Area LISC is one of 31 local LISC sites throughout the country, and is dedicated to helping community residents transform disinvested Bay Area neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity - good places to work, do business, and raise children.

Bay Area LISC helps make neighborhood dreams a reality by working with cities, residents, nonprofit organizations, and key public and private partners to build healthy communities by creating affordable housing, supporting local neighborhood economic development, and by helping families reach financial stability through integrated financial services and support.