Grantee Profile

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Grants to Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is a community development intermediary that works to improve the quality of life in Chicago's low-income neighborhoods. This grant provides support through LISC for coordinated efforts to reduce violence in Little Village, a primarily- Latino neighborhood on the city's Southside. Funding supports planning and program coordination of a range of youth service and anti-violence programs designed to reach all neighborhood youth who have high risk for violence involvement; assessment and coordination of current programs; and partial funding for a family and school-focused anti-violence program.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation's largest and most influential community development intermediary; it has invested some $11 billion in grants, loans, and equity in over 30 cities and rural regions and leveraged over $34 billion for affordable housing, retail development, community facilities, and neighborhood improvement programs. LISC will use this grant to develop more sophisticated tools, processes, and systems for data analysis and performance management in LISC's Building Sustainable Communities Program and LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program.

  • $4,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the Sustainable Communities Program, which uses Chicago's New Communities Program as a model for comprehensive community revitalization efforts in ten U.S. cities (over four years).

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the acquisition and development of MetroEdge, a market research initiative to help stimulate retail and commercial development in underinvested urban neighborhoods (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation $5,650,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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