Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Region & Communities
Transforming Neighborhoods so Families can FlourishLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national organization with a community focus. LISC has offices in 30 urban areas nationwide, including the Twin Cities and Duluth, and is dedicated to helping residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice and opportunity. They achieve this aim by mobilizing corporate, government, and philanthropic sectors to provide local community development organizations with loans, grants, policy support, and technical and management assistance.
McKnight’s Region & Communities program promotes economically vibrant neighborhoods that create communities of opportunity and offer integrated systems of support. LISC currently receives project funding to build sustainable communities throughout the Twin Cities, as well as program and operating support to implement Duluth LISC’s integrated housing and community economic development strategies.