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William Penn Foundation Commits $1.5M to revitalizing Strawberry Mansion

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.

Kensington Lending Partnership Launches $5 Million Neighborhood Initiative

(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 ...

Philadelphia Community Organization Receives Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To Help Train Workers For Growing Job Sectors

The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect unemployed and underemployed people in Philadelphia to quality jobs in growth industries. The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund has been awarded $170,000 and technical support to provide services that ...