LISC National

Who We Are


A catalyst for community change, LISC works with partners to strengthen neighborhoods of choice and opportunity​.

We are creative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative in our approach to community revitalization, and we take bold leadership to advocate for equitable development in diverse underserved communities.

A convener, an investor, and a capacity builder, we are a bridge between capital and communities to spark neighborhood transformation and build healthy, sustainable communities.  As a local office of the largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the United States, our reach is national, and our impact is local.

Since 1980, LISC has invested more than
$400 million
in Philadelphia

Since 1980, Philadelphia LISC has invested more than $400 million to build or preserve more than 8,000 affordable homes and to develop more than 2 million square feet of retail, community, and educational space.

Our Team

At Philadelphia LISC, we're passionate about community development. Meet our rockstar team of experienced professionals ready to work alongside you to strengthen and improve life in Philadelphia's underserved neighborhoods.

Meet Philly LISC staff
Our Priorities

Because our approach is comprehensive, Philadelphia LISC has developed particular leadership and expertise in a number of programmatic priorities. Learn about our priority programs and areas of expertise.

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Our Stories

Learn more about the work of Philadelphia LISC by reading our stories and recent news.

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