LISC National
Who We Are

Community Partners 


Our experience has taught us that one of the most important and potent factors in the revitalization of a community, particularly a lower-income community, is the community's ability to develop its own leaders, and to create and own its program of development.  LISC has therefore focused its efforts on and through community development organizations that manifest these attributes.  That's why most of the Greater Kansas City LISC portfolio of loans and grants is composed of nonprofit organizations. 

Some recipients are community development corporations (CDCs) that are specifically devoted to the redevelopment of a neighborhood. Others may have a somewhat different mission but are still engaged in some aspect of the redevelopment process or in improving the quality of life of residents. Other recipients are what we call “lead agencies:” nonprofit groups dedicated to a single community.

Our partners help us make a bigger and better impact throughout Kansas City.
— Stephen Samuels, executive director of Greater Kansas City LISC

In addition to these types of organizations, we also invest in projects or programs owned and/or operated by other sorts of organizations, including private developers, government agencies, and social service providers.

Kansas City Area CDCs

Kansas City, Kansas
CHWC, Inc.
El Centro, Inc.
Heartland Habitat for Humanity
Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation
Rosedale Development Association

Kansas City, Missouri
Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City
Blue Hills Community Services Corporation
Jazz District Renaissance Corporation
Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Missouri
Northland Neighborhoods, Inc.
Swope Community Builders
Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation
Westside Housing Organization

Other Partners
In addition to CDCs, we collaborate with other community-based organizations, financial institutions and community development lenders, foundations, advocacy organizations, and the government on many initiatives. The following organizations have recently or are currently partnering with us:

AAFE (Asian Americans for Equality)
BNIM
Builders Development Corporation
Catholic Charities
City of KCMO
Della Lamb
Don Bosco Centers
Downtown Council
Downtown Shareholders
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Front Porch Alliance
Full Employment Council
Home Builders Association (HBA)
Green Works in Kansas City
Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Public Safety) Network
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
Hispanic Economic Development Council
Housing Authority of Kansas City
Independence Avenue Community Improvement District (CID)
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Jackson County, Missouri - Prosecuting Attorney
Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Prevention
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
KC Healthy Kids
KCMO CDE
KCMO Police Department
KCK Police Department
Kansas City No Violence Allison (KC NoVA)
Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority (LCRA)
Mattie Rhodes Center
Metro Energy Center
Mid America Regional Council
Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC)
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NeighborWorks America
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Rockhurst University
Scott and Associates
Second Chance Foundation
Upper Room
U.S. District Court of Kansas’ Probation and Parole Office
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
UMKC – Center for Economic Information
UMKC - Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
UMKC School of Architecture
United Way of Greater Kansas City
USD 500 School District
Women's Employment Network