- Who We Are
- Our Priorities
- What We Offer
- Where We Work
Creating neighborhoods of opportunity and choice, where every community has the chance to thrive.
Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a catalyst for community change, working with partners to strengthen neighborhoods and improve the lives of residents.
We combine corporate, government, and philanthropic resources to equip underserved communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive. Our toolkit is extensive. It includes loans, grants, equity investments, capacity building, and is informed by on-the-ground experience and a comprehensive approach.
Our Guiding Principles:
Philadelphia’s underserved neighborhoods become better places to live, work, do business and raise children. 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.
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.
LISC has invested $404 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to local organizations for projects and programs that help their communities. Learn more about how we can help.
LISC works with community partners across Philadelphia to achieve neighborhood change. Learn more about where we work.