LISC National
About Us

Our Strategy


In 1995, LISC launched Rural LISC to expand its reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 81 rural community-based organizations, including four financial intermediaries:  California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), Communities Unlimited, Fahe and Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC). Together we are working to transform communities in more than 2,000 counties across 44 states. For a current "by the numbers" overview of Rural LISC's progress to date, see the Rural LISC Fact Sheet.

Rural LISC supports its Partner organizations through capacity building grants, predevelopment grants, repayable investments, low cost lending capital and equity investments. In addition to financial support, Rural LISC provides tailored technical assistance and training to each Partner, helping them develop strategies that fit their local needs. Through LISC’s Comprehensive Community Development Strategy, Rural LISC supports Partners in:

With this strategy, Rural LISC and its partners help make rural communities across the country good places to live, work, do business and raise children.

What We Do

Rural LISC works to equip rural areas with capital, strategy and technical assistance – helping to preserve and strengthen rural life, and providing a supportive network that connects community-based organizations to each other.