Featured Donor of the Month

The McKnight Foundation


LISC is proud to share the news that the McKnight Foundation has generously continued its support of LISC Duluth with a $300,000, two-year grant to bolster LISC’s ability to build sustainable communities throughout Greater Duluth. In particular, this grant supports Duluth LISC’s integrated housing and community revitalization strategies, which work create economically vibrant, healthy neighborhoods with opportunities for employment and increased incomes and assets, and access to quality education, healthy food, and transportation. This support also helps LISC build the capacity of our community development partners in Duluth.

In addition to its generosity to LISC Duluth over the past seventeen years, the McKnight Foundation is a long-time, significant supporter of Twin Cities LISC and the Financial Opportunity Center network, which provides family income and wealth building services.

“The McKnight Foundation invests in the power of people, place, and possibilities achieved through strong partnerships,” says McKnight’s board chair Ted Staryk. “In Duluth LISC we see the impact of deeply engaged individuals, committed to the well-being of their entire community. The McKnight Foundation is proud to be a funding and thought partner with LISC. For us, this is a wise investment in the vitality of Duluth’s neighborhoods and in models for the Twin Cities metro region.”

We are deeply grateful for the McKnight Foundation’s continued partnership and commitment to neighborhood revitalization.

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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.

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Senior Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations:
Beth Marcus