Our Mission

BASIC FACTS
President & CEO:
Michael Rubinger
Headquarters:
New York, New York

Local Offices:
30 urban offices and
Rural LISC


Staff: Approximately 350

Established:
1979, by the Ford Foundation
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Our Vision:

Every low-income community has the chance to thrive.

Our Mission:

LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive.

Working with local leaders we invest in housing, health, education, public safety and employment - all basic needs that must be tackled at once so that progress in one is not undermined by neglect in another.

Sharing our expertise of 30-plus years, we bring together key local players to take on pressing challenges and incubate new solutions. With them, we help develop smarter public policy. Our toolkit is extensive. It includes loans, grants, equity investments and on-the-ground experience in some of America’s neediest neighborhoods.

The Result:

We help create good places to live, work, do business and raise children.

What Makes Us Different?