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20 Years of Fostering Economic Growth in Buffalo

Revitalizing commercial corridors and supporting developments that foster economic growth and entrepreneurship has been a key component of LISC’s comprehensive community development strategy in Buffalo over the past 20 years. Learn more about the project's we've supported and the impact we've made.

Bailey Avenue Rehabs Build Momentum for Neighborhood

Our longtime partners at the University District Community Development Association have spearheaded an initiative called "Better on Bailey," which is utilizing a grant from the Better Buffalo Fund to help small business owners renovate their storefronts and interiors. The change is unfolding on Bailey Avenue before our eyes.

20 Years of Creating Opportunities to Play

In 1998 – the very year that the Buffalo local office opened – LISC teamed up with the NFL Foundation to launch a program called Grassroots Grants. The idea was to create a partnership that would help neighborhood-based groups create or revitalize local football fields in low-income communities, improving access to safe, quality recreational spaces for youth ...