LISC National

Convener. Investor. Thought Leader.

Greater Kansas City LISC partners with residents and stakeholders to coordinate and invest resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. We accomplish this by fostering partnerships, leveraging investments, creating systemic changes and transforming the environment.

Our Stories

9.27.2019 -

Meet Our New Executive Director

A Kansas City native, Geoff joined the LISC team in September as the Executive Director. He is a seasoned policy expert with strong community connections, having spent more than 13 years as the District Director and General Counsel for U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II, who represents Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District. In addition to his public policy leadership, Geoff spent more than a decade as a Kansas City firefighter and EMT.

9.20.2019 - , ,

Small Business Opportunity Survey

Are you a woman or minority business owner on Kansas City’s near east side? The Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment (KC-CUR) initiative wants to know what you need to sustain and grow your business? Please take our 8-minute survey. Sharing your experiences will help to bridge the gaps between resources, opportunity and entrepreneurs.

8.29.2019 - ,

2019 Thrive Honorees

Congratulations to our 2019 Thrive honorees! We can’t wait to celebrate these local heroes, whose tireless dedication to the community makes Kansas City a place where neighborhoods and families thrive. Kansas City's signature community development celebration, Thrive, is a one-of-a-kind experience cherished by our honorees and over 300 community leaders who fill the room each year. Read this story to learn more about Thrive, find out who we’re celebrating and to reserve your Thrive tickets.

7.26.2019 - ,

LISC Contributes/Secures $1.4M to Support KCK Grocery

Greater Kansas City LISC closed on the purchase of a $1.42 million in General Obligation Bonds issued by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City to provide funds to construct a new grocery store in downtown Kansas City, Kansas.

7.26.2019 - , ,

LISC Receives $100,000 for Neighborhood Health Work

We are thrilled to announce that LISC was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF) for block-level improvements in the Ivanhoe and Blue Hills Neighborhoods. This grant begins to implement recommendations in the newly released Health Happens in Neighborhoods reports, a two-year research project. LISC and partners will be presenting on this work at the upcoming regional health conference.