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Grants and Loans

LISC Chicago invests strategically throughout the metro area to foster stronger and healthier communities. 

LISC supports neighborhood work by making grants to a network of 16 neighborhood-based lead agencies and more than 50 other partners that serve about half of Chicago's 77 community areas. LISC supports a staff person at each lead agency to lead the local work, identify neighborhood challenges, and respond to new opportunities. LISC makes available program and capacity-building grants, technical assistance and other resources to all partners in the Neighborhood Network.

LISC also makes grants in specific Areas of Work: education, safety, health, tech, business, housing, placemaking and income & credit-building. 

LISC makes loans to support development of affordable housing, mixed-use developments, retail improvements and community facilities. It provides pre-development financing, bridge loans and equity to both nonprofit and for-profit partners in neighborhoods across Chicago.

Grants and loans made in 2016

Grants and loans made in 2015

Grants and loans made in 2014

Grants made in 2013

Grants made in 2012

Active loans in 2013


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Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier.

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