2017 • 1 year, 2 months
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy, and knowledge to become places where people can thrive. It works with local leaders to invest simultaneously in housing, health, education, public safety and employment. LISC established a fellowship program in the name of its former longtime president, Michael Rubinger, to support mid-career community leaders in developing their skills through trainings, networking, sabbaticals, or funding for innovative projects. With this award, LISC convenes the inaugural class of Community Fellows for a two day meeting to interact with one another and LISC leadership, discuss their project plans, and seek feedback and guidance.
2015 • 2 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
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.
2013 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development
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.
2011 • 2 years • Community & Economic Development
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.
2007 • 4 years • Community & Economic Development
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).
2006 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development
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).
2002 • 5 years • Community & Economic Development
To support a partnership to concentrate resources and promote best practices in comprehensive community development in 10 Chicago neighborhoods (over five years).
2001 • 11 years • Community & Economic Development
Program-related investment to support community development in 23 cities (over three years).
1999 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
To expand the Community Security Initiative in three Chicago neighborhoods.
1998 • 3 months • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
To support citizen participation in a national community policing conference.