LISC National
What We Do

Place Matters

Place Matters is a resident-led partnership between local funders and neighborhood nonprofits working collectively for the transformation of communities in Greater Cincinnati. The goal is to improve the quality of life in the community in a holistic and comprehensive way through lead agencies that provide a variety of programs and services.

Supporting Small Businesses

All around Greater Cincinnati, small businesses are changing their model to keep serving valued customers during this time of uncertainty. If you’re looking to have a great meal and support our community please consider purchasing a gift card or takeout from small businesses in your own neighborhood. We’ve included a listing of some restaurants providing carry out and delivery in our Place Matters neighborhoods. We know they would appreciate your patronage!  

Continue to list
Place Matters 10 Year Retrospective

Take a look at 10 years of dedication to Place Matters neighborhoods, in the following pages you will see how far we have come.

Continue to report
Capacity Building through Peer Networks and Trainings

We facilitate a variety of peer networks and trainings to help bolster community organizations’ strength. 

Learn more
Creative Placemaking

Our Creative Placemaking initiative invests in neighborhood arts and culture infrastructure to strengthen communities and create local opportunities for commerce, employment and cultural expression.

Learn more
Health and Safety

LISC’s approach to improving health in underserved places is holistic: we promote affordable, green housing, safety, good education, job opportunities and financial stability—all of which factor into the health and wellbeing of a community. 

Learn more


For more information contact Kristen Baker.