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

10.25.2019 -

A Wealth of Opportunity

At her six-month review, Claudia got the kind of news recent hires often look forward to hearing: “You’re getting a raise,” her boss said. But Claudia wasn’t excited, she was nervous about losing her childcare assistance. Staff at Financial Opportunity Centers help people navigate tricky situations like Claudia's. Learn how Project for Pride in Living worked with Claudia to make the decision for her and her family.

10.24.2019 -

Connected Families, Connected Communities

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servico (CLUES) functions on a model of multi-generational success. Behind each programmatic pillar is the question, how does this advance the capacity of Latino individuals to be healthy and prosperous in their communities?

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.