About Us

LISC is a national organization with a community focus. Our program staff are based in cities and rural areas where LISC-supported community development takes shape. In collaboration with local community development groups, LISC staff help identify priorities and challenges, delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs.

LISC Phoenix was formed in 1992 and since its inception, has played an important role in the gradual rebirth of a number of blighted neighborhoods throughout metropolitan Phoenix. Working in collaboration with grassroots organizations, LISC Phoenix and its corporate, foundation and public partners, has created an innovative approach to addressing neighborhood problems in distressed, low-income neighborhoods.

Mission Statement

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.

Latest Annual Report

LISC Phoenix 2016 Annual Report

National LISC 2016 Annual Report

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LISC relies on the generous support of individuals and institutions to assist our efforts to transform distressed communities into healthy and sustainable places to live, work, and raise families.

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