- About Us
- Our Model
- Our Work
- Our Impact
In 1995, LISC launched Rural LISC to expand its reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 88 rural community-based organizations, including six financial intermediaries: California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), Communities Unlimited, Fahe, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Together we are working to transform communities in more than 2,200 counties across 45 states. For a current "by the numbers" overview of Rural LISC's progress to date, see the Rural LISC Fact Sheet.
Rural LISC supports its Partner organizations through capacity building grants, predevelopment grants, repayable investments, low cost lending capital and equity investments. In addition to financial support, Rural LISC provides tailored technical assistance and training to each Partner, helping them develop strategies that fit their local needs.
Rural LISC works to equip rural areas with capital, strategy and technical assistance – helping to preserve and strengthen rural life, and providing a supportive network that connects community-based organizations to each other.