LISC National


What is LISC?

We are LISC—the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. It may be a mouthful, but our name does, in fact, say it all. We are a national organization with a grassroots focus. 

LISC San Diego is one of 31 local LISC sites throughout the country, and is dedicated to helping community residents transform disinvested San Diego neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity - good places to work, do business, and raise children. Learn more.

Donate to City Heights Business Relief Fund

The City Heights community has come together to create the City Heights Business Relief Fund (CHBRF) to provide emergency relief funding to established City Heights businesses experiencing hardships due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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The fund currently has raised over $235,000 thanks to the catalytic initial investment of $50K from U.S. Bank with subsequent additional contributions from Price Philanthropies, SDG&E, Hervey Foundation, and Union Bank. We would love to be able to continue growing this fund to support many more small businesses in City Heights.  Are you in?

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News & Stories

6.30.2020 - ,

A Few Minutes With Diedre Lee

Getting to know the founder and president of The Lady of City Heights

6.22.2020 - ,

City Heights businesses hurt by COVID-19 eligible for up to $10,000 grants

SAN DIEGO — The City Heights Economic Development Collaborative, a group made up of several economic development and community-based nonprofits, is offering grants of up to $10,000 to businesses in the neighborhood.

6.22.2020 - ,

City Heights grant helps businesses owned by minorities and women

LISC San Diego's Program Officer, Avital Aboody shares info on City Heights Business Relief Funds on ABC 10 News - The City Heights Business Relief Fund has so far grown to $240,000 and that money will go to businesses in the area.