Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Boston
Local Initiatives Support Corporation was founded in 1979 and is the nation's largest community building organization. LISC's mission is to rebuild whole communities by supporting community development corporations (CDCs). LISC believes that these resident led, locally based organizations reflect most clearly the needs and priorities of neighborhoods as they rebuild themselves into healthy, thriving communities. Boston LISC supports over 30 CDCs in the greater Boston area, providing loans, grants and technical assistance in the areas of affordable housing development, economic development and organizational capacity building.