LISC National

What is LISC Twin Cities?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. As one of LISC’s local offices, we provide capital, strategy and know-how to our Twin Cities community development partners.

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Local Impact

$734 million invested through grants, loans, and equity

$2.9 billion leveraged in additional linvestments in local projects

17,404 new or preserved affordable homes and apartment

2.4 million square feet of new or renovated commercial and community space

8,000 people have improved their financial stability through our Financial Opportunity Center partners

Recent News & Stories

10.11.2019 -

Thrivent Foundation and State Farm Support Expansion of Twin Cities Financial Opportunity Centers

Two local nonprofits, CAPI USA and Build Weath MN, have been awarded capacity building grants and technical support to join the Twin Cities Financial Opportunity Center network and provide services that help individuals increase their incomes, improve their credit, and build financial stability.

10.10.2019 -

Getting the Concept: A guide to the first key steps in development

A lot happens between the time a community developer has an idea for a project and the moment the first shovel enters the ground. The initial period of planning can be a challenging and risky part of the process, with a series of Go/No Go decision points. One of those points is determining the feasibility of a project.