LISC National

About Us

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.

Our Impact in the Twin Cities

Our work benefits one out of every five people in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since our founding in 1988, we’ve invested more than $734 million dollars of our own money and leveraged $2.9 billion in additional investments—all to support local community development projects.

As a result, more than 17,000 families have access to affordable places to live; 8,000 people have improved their financial stability; and local neighborhood residents are enjoying 2.4 million square feet of new or renovated community and commercial space—that’s the size of US Bank stadium!

Our Mission

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business, and raise families. Our primary strategies are to:

  • strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places
  • develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together
  • equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities
  • invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities, and
  • drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

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