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May 23, 2019

NFL/LISC Grassroots Program and Arizona Cardinals Grant $250,000 to Install a New Synthetic Turf Football Field at Phoenix’s Sevilla Elementary School

Award is part of $3 million in new grants to athletic fields nationwide PHOENIX – MAY 21, 2019 – The Alhambra Elementary School District has been granted $250,000 by the Arizona Cardinals through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program to install a synthetic turf football field at Phoenix’s Sevilla […]
January 14, 2019

Turning the Corner

In 2016 Phoenix was selected as one of five cities across the country to participate in Turning the Corner – a neighborhood displacement project incubated by the The Funders Network’s Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative and managed by the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. In response to wide-spread concern about displacement in […]
November 6, 2018

Valor on Eighth marshals resources, inspires hope for veterans

Honor, dignity and opportunity took up residence at Valor on Eighth when the Tempe apartment community designed and built for under-served veterans opened in January. Hope and determination have made themselves comfortable there, too. With Valor, housing and veterans’ advocates scored a victory in the ongoing battle to create decent, […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Annual Event Wrap-Up

October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Project: Coffelt-Lamoreaux Homes HIA

Before the Housing Authority of Maricopa County moved forward with the redevelopment of the oldest affordable housing community in their stock, they commissioned a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to understand the impact of their decisions. The Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment HIA analyzed data and gathered interviews to understand the experiences […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Partner: WESCAP

When William Spreitzer founded WESCAP Investments, Inc. in 1980, affordable housing wasn’t on his radar. But since working with the city of Flagstaff in 1995 on an affordable living project, WESCAP has become a leading force for affordable housing completing 25 developments in Arizona and 10 more in the Midwest. […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Collaborative: World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market

Shoppers come out to the World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market twice a year in the park-and-ride lot at 19th Ave. and Camelback to experience delicious food, live music and artisan shopping. The idea grew out of the immigrant and refugee community seeking to introduce themselves to Phoenix and longing […]
October 15, 2018

Small Business Resource Fair with GoDaddy

Are you ready for small business Saturday and for the rush of holiday shoppers? Join GoDaddy experts for a free small business resource fair on November 13th to get your business ready for the season. GoDaddy small business consultants will be available to chat with you about your business, your […]
July 2, 2018

Invitation for CDCs to Apply for FOC Planning Grants

LISC Phoenix seeks applications from community development corporations (CDCs) for support to assess their feasibility of joining the LISC Phoenix Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) Network and plan for program alignment. CDCs that are funded through this grant and successfully complete the assessment process may be invited to join the LISC Phoenix Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) […]
March 14, 2016

Main Street Gets Creative, Artists Invade Downtown Businesses

Local Artists get $1000 mini-grants to partner with Local Businesses in Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ: This fall, five local artists will partner with Downtown Mesa businesses to engage the community and bring vibrancy and life to Main Street. In a program called Ripple, the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) will fund artists with […]
March 14, 2016

Mesa’s Arts & Culture District, needs more arts & culture

Yes, we have the Mesa Arts Center (MAC), the i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa Contemporary Arts, and the Second Friday Art Walk, so why does it still feel like something is missing? That question can be answered with two words: Creative Placemaking. You may be asking yourself, what is this thing, this placemaking? In […]