LISC National
About Us

Our Mission


The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) works with residents and partners to forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:

  • loans, grants and equity investments
  • technical and management assistance
  • local, statewide and national policy support

LISC is a national organization with a community focus. Our program staff are based in over 30 cities and in many of the rural areas where LISC-supported community development takes shape. In collaboration with local community development groups, LISC staff help identify priorities and challenges, delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs.