LISC National

Who We Are


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. We have offices on the ground in 31 American cities and work in hundreds of rural communities across the country. In collaboration with local groups, we help identify priorities and challenges for low-income communities, formulate comprehensive strategies to address them and deliver the most effective support to meet the needs on the ground.

Bay Area LISC 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.