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With ESPN’s generous support, we have just launched the pilot phase of the LISC/ESPN Home Court Program to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, middle schools, and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of community basketball courts. Practically every neighborhood LISC serves has a basketball court, but many are in poor condition and not safe for the children who continue to use them. Together, LISC and ESPN can engage more children in sports by rehabilitating existing basketball courts and creating new ones.

We are proud to expand our collaboration with ESPN, through which we also enhance NFL Grassroots Program field projects with amenities including lighting, bleachers, scoreboards, restrooms, and goalposts.

ESPN Corporate Citizenship

ESPN believes that, at its very best, sports uplifts the human spirit. Its corporate citizenship programs use power of sport to positively address society’s needs through strategic community investments, cause marketing programs, collaboration with sports organizations and employee volunteerism, while also utilizing its diverse media assets. For more information go to

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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 35 years, LISC has invested $14.7 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