Featured Donor of the Month
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
LISC is extremely grateful for the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund’s multi-year, $1.6 million grant to seed LISC’s Communities for Healthy Food NYC program. This grant was made as part of the Illumination Fund’s $15 million, five-year Healthy Food & Community Change initiative.
This generosity will help Communities for Healthy Food NYC expand access to affordable, healthy food in four of the city’s most economically challenged communities: West Harlem; Cypress Hills and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; and Mt. Eden in the Bronx. Through this program, LISC NYC will incorporate access to healthy and affordable food into every aspect of its comprehensive community development work – through resident outreach, nutrition education and cooking classes; placement of healthy food outlets; and seed funding for food enterprises. We are excited to have the opportunity to help residents live healthier lives by addressing the interrelated issues of diet-related diseases, poverty and unemployment.
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund is an important new partner in LISC’s work and we deeply appreciate its commitment to the health of all New Yorkers.
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.