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LISC Philadelphia is one of 31 local offices of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit community development organization and CDFI. Overall, LISC has invested $18.6 billion in neighborhoods and rural communities across the United States.
In Philadelphia, LISC is a champion for equitable community change-working alongside partners to enhance neighborhoods and improve the lives of residents. We leverage corporate, government, and philanthropic resources and have invested $435 million (and leveraged $1.5 billion) in Philadelphia's neighborhoods to build or preserve 8,500 affordable homes and develop 2.3 million square feet of retail, community and educational space.
Governor Wolf named 211 housing and community development initiatives in 67 counties that will share a portion of the total $51.2 million from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's PHARE funding for fiscal year 2018-19; including $200K for LISC Philadelphia's Home Preservation Initiative.
The Experience Eastern North tour program invites participants to learn about, enjoy, and connect with Eastern North Philadelphia – a neighborhood rich in cultural treasures, home to a thriving Latinx community and key moments and sites in our city’s history of art and activism. Co-designed with neighborhood creative leaders, the tour program offer visitors a chance to enjoy the neighborhood’s food, music, art and history; hear stories from community members; and contribute to the cultural preservation of the community through ethical tourism.
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding for the Program, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the Program. The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects. Proposals are due August 30, 2019
With a $1.5M grant from the William Penn Foundation, LISC will partner with the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation in piloting a historic home repair program supporting preservation throughout the neighborhood.
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy celebrated the opening of a new turf field at its Lanning Square campus in Camden, New Jersey. Teachers, students, parents, community leaders, and NFL Foundation representatives gathered for a ribbon cutting at the new athletic field, which was installed thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Philadelphia Eagles through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and a $250,000 matching grant from The Cooper Foundation.
(Philadelphia, PA): This morning, the newly formed Kensington Lending Partnership formally launched a significant funding source focused on small business and mixed-use real estate development, housing improvements, and affordable homeownership in the heart of Kensington. The Partnership, comprised of four Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), includes Community First Fund, FINANTA, Impact Services Corp’s Impact Loan Fund, and Philadelphia LISC.