Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

501 Seventh Avenue
New York NY 10018
(212) 455-9800

Quick Facts

Issue Area

LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive.

Working with local leaders we invest in housing, health, education, public safety and employment - all basic needs that must be tackled at once so that progress in one is not undermined by neglect in another.

Sharing our expertise of 30-plus years, we bring together key local players to take on pressing challenges and incubate new solutions. With them, we help develop smarter public policy. Our toolkit is extensive. It includes loans, grants, equity investments and on-the-ground experience in some of America’s neediest neighborhoods.

In May 2016, LISC was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF), which is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service, to implement a Pay for Success (PFS) program focusing on PFS transaction structuring. After a comprehensive application process, LISC selected three high-quality PFS projects to receive LISC’s transaction structuring services.