LISC National
Our Work


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. However, we also target our work to shore up three fundamental resources every neighborhood needs to keep residents well: easy access to pri­mary health care, affordable, nutritious food, and safe places to exercise.

Healthy Future Funds

Through the Healthy Futures Fund, LISC is developing innovative ways to bring community health centers to underserved areas as well as affordable housing that incorporates health services for low-income residents. 

Healthy Food Initiatives

Our Healthy Food Initiatives help neighborhoods develop and expand sources of wholesome, affordable foods—like grocery stores, farmer’s markets, client choice food pantries and urban vegetable gardens. The programs we support also educate community members about nutrition and empower residents to advocate for healthy eating in their own families and neighborhoods.

Sports & Recreation

Together with the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, we make it possible for community groups to build or renovate playing fields. With the ESPN Home Court Program we are offering neighborhood nonprofits and schools the financing and technical support they need to rehab local basketball courts. Learn more about LISC's Sports & Recreation work


Robyn Hall, Assistant Program Officer