LISC National

About Us


Detroit LISC is a local organization founded in 1990, within the Local Initiatives Support Corp. network that includes 31 offices in urban areas across the country as well as a rural office that serves more than 40 states. National LISC, founded in 1980, is the largest national community development intermediary, combining corporate, government, and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize their neighborhoods.

Our Vision

Every low-income community has the chance to thrive.

Our Mission

LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive. Working with local leaders we invest in housing, health, education, public safety and employment—all basic needs that must be tackled at once so that progress in one is not undermined by neglect in another.

Sharing our expertise of 27-plus years, we bring together key local players to take on pressing challenges and incubate new solutions. With them, we help develop smarter public policy. Our toolkit is extensive. It includes loans, grants, equity investments and on-the-ground experience in some of America’s neediest neighborhoods.

To learn more about what we do, please visit Our Initiatives and Our Impact.