KC LISC announces 1st round of 2013 grants totaling $600,000+

Twelve Kansas City area organizations will receive a total of $626,964 covering administrative as well as programmatic expenses, continuing LISC's mission to fund neighborhood redevelopment.

18 Jan 2013

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Greater Kansas City LISC is pleased to announce the first round of 2013 grants to Kansas City area nonprofit organizations as a part of its successful mission to redevelop distressed urban-core neighborhoods. Twelve organizations will receive a total of $626,964 covering administrative as well as programmatic expenses.

“These grants represent our strong commitment to Kansas City neighborhoods and their vital future,” said Julie Porter, Greater Kansas City LISC Executive Director. “In many cases, these grants provide for stable employment and critical operational expenses that are difficult to come by. In addition, the grants support programs and projects that would not be possible without our funding; and yet, they are the foundation to revitalizing neighborhoods.”

Since 2006, LISC has been at the forefront of the shift to strategically focus resources into targeted neighborhoods for maximum impact. LISC provides a successful model for other collaborative efforts that want to make effective investments in the urban core. A 2012 assessment of the LISC signature program, NeighborhoodsNOW, shows a positive link between comprehensive redevelopment efforts by LISC and the health and well-being among residents and neighborhoods. Continued[+]...

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