Featured Donor of the Month
The Citi Foundation
LISC is proud to announce that the Citi Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to continue its long-time support of the Affordable Housing and Community Development Training Institutes (HDTI) in California—where we serve communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego and several rural counties. HDTI is a year-long training in affordable housing production within a community development context, with an emphasis on practical application of lessons learned in the participants’ real work settings. The Citi Foundation has supported HDTI since 2005, and volunteers from Citi have lent their expertise as guest trainers and speakers with the program (which has nearly four dozen participants in its training class this year).
The Citi Foundation’s generosity will increase the production of affordable housing across California by helping LISC build the capacity of nonprofit affordable housing providers. Affordable housing and economic development projects are complex and multifaceted. As such, we are grateful for the Citi Foundation’s help in addressing the need for a comprehensive, skill-enhancing program for community housing developers, in addition to their commitment to the creation and preservation of affordable housing across the state.
Read press releases about the grant from our local programs:
Bay Area LISC | Los Angeles LISC | San Diego LISC
About LISC Fundraising
Community development is a dramatic example of what can happen when the goals and resources of the public, private and nonprofit sectors align. Since 1980, LISC has been able to combine the vision and the capacity of community-based organizations with the resources and expertise of the private sector, and the indispensable underpinning of supportive public policies to transform and rebuild low-income neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice across our nation. Over the past 32 years, LISC has invested more than $12.9 billion for community development activities that build affordable homes, retail and community facilities and create new jobs. More than 3,100 donors, investors and lenders have contributed to LISC.