Grantee Profile

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Grants to Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (the Funders' Network) is a 17 -year-old philanthropic affinity group that works to strengthen foundation leadership at the intersection of regional and community economic development, urban planning, and environmental sustainability. The grant will renew the Foundation's membership in the Funders' Network for three years, and will provide general operating support for the organization's activities: staffing funder working groups on issues that are relevant to Foundation strategy (e.g., climate change); publishing a regular online newsletter; producing topical working papers; running a leadership development fellowship; and mounting an annual conference that brings practitioners, policymakers, and funders together.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    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).

  • $750,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    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).

  • $12,500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support a partnership to concentrate resources and promote best practices in comprehensive community development in 10 Chicago neighborhoods (over five years).

  • $2,750,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Impact Investments

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Program-related investment to support community development in 23 cities (over three years).

  • $100,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To expand the Community Security Initiative in three Chicago neighborhoods.

  • $50,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support development of a research, policy, and advocacy organization that promotes the needs of cities.

  • $35,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support citizen participation in a national community policing conference.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation $21,585,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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