About LISC

Helping neighbors build communities.

Vincente’s Supermarket, Brockton, MA
Photo by Sam Dolgin-Gardner


Our Roots

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity—good places to live, work, do business, and raise children.

LISC works with local leaders to 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.

LISC Small Business furthers LISC's mission to equip struggling communities by providing small business loans and advisory services to underserved entrepreneurs who are not yet eligible for conventional bank financing. We partner with mission-aligned organizations to create a one-stop shop so that entrepreneurs have easy access to the resources they need.

To learn more about LISC's work, visit www.lisc.org.

National Footprint

LISC is a national organization with a community focus.
LISC has 30 local offices across the country and a Rural LISC program.

Where We Work