About LISC

Interim CEO: Lisa L. Glover
President: Denise Scott
Headquarters: New York, New York
Staff: Approximately 350
Established: 1980, by the Ford Foundation
Founded in 1980, LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country.

Together 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.

Strategies We Pursue

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) equips communities with the capital, strategy, and the know-how to become places where people can thrive. Working with community members and local leaders, we invest in affordable housing, early child care facilities, health equity, education, public safety and workforce development – all basic needs that must be tackled together so that progress is made for all residents.

How do we accomplish this mission? See how LISC works.

Since we opened our Rhode Island office in 1991, we have invested more than $450 million in Rhode Island neighborhoods, helping to create more than 8,835 homes that are affordable, and supported the development of more than $2.5 million sq. ft. of commercial, child care, education and community space. This investment leveraged more than $1.5 billion of community development activity here in Rhode Island. Visit www.rilisc.org to learn more.

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