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Investing in Local Partners

As our name suggests, we support local initiatives. As such, we are advocates for strong local nonprofit partners, and we help nonprofit partners navigate the waters.

LISC was founded on the belief that local partners on the ground are needed to make real, lasting change in a community. Our capacity building support enables these local organizations to become strong and stable neighborhood institutions, characterized by effective and responsible fiscal management, and capable of carrying out a range of community revitalization activities.

While the bulk of our financial support is in lending and equity investments for projects, much of it could not be done without also supporting the neighborhood groups that have the vision and ideas to get things done.

In addition to technical assistance and guidance from local office staff and the national LISC team, and training opportunities and online resources delivered in person or through LISC’s Institute, LISC WNY deploys Section 4 HUD Funding and Capacity Mapping to our local partner organizations.


Kate Rebhan, Capacity Support