Our 40th Anniversary

We have much to celebrate.

LISC is turning 40! We are the largest community development nonprofit in the country, investing more than $1 billion annually to transform lives and revitalize communities.

For four decades, LISC has been an indispensable force that enables remarkable work to happen. We connect people to quality, affordable housing and to economic security through job readiness and good employment. We increase access to excellent healthcare and education. And we build capacity for residents to make their communities safer and business-friendly, spurring dynamic commercial districts and entrepreneurship.

The results are impressive, including more than 400,500 affordable homes built, 100,000 people served in our Financial Opportunity Centers (since 2011), play spaces for 700,000 kids, and hundreds of healthcare centers, schools, retail, arts, commercial and community projects. And we are a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a 'AA' rating from Standard & Poor’s.

We've learned a lot about what it takes to catalyze opportunity and make the American Dream possible for all residents. As far as we’re concerned, we’re just warming up for the vital work ahead.

The potential for change is greater than it’s ever been. So we’re expanding our programming and our reach.

We’re opening new offices in the South and growing our initiatives in rural America. Working in more than 2,100 rural counties and with offices in 35 cities, LISC, along with our affiliates--National Equity Fund, New Markets Support Company and immito--has invested in every state in the nation. We’re expanding our investments in economic development and putting an even sharper focus on linking people to family-sustaining jobs and to healthier living. With exciting new partners and policy goals, we are committed to revving up economic mobility in all our communities.

It’s been an extraordinary 40 years. Let’s celebrate this milestone—and the promise of continued community transformation—together!

For more information contact 40thgala@lisc.org.

A Night to Remember

On the evening of April 23rd, 700 partners, colleagues and allies gathered to officially mark LISC's 40th anniversary at a gala celebration.

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