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Submit Your Nominations for the 2nd Annual Community Development Awards!

Change doesn’t happen in our neighborhoods without passionate leaders and hardworking community organizations. Buffalo LISC wants to recognize the people who made it happen in 2016, but we need your help.

So, who would you nominate?


2016 Community Development Awards

Neighborhood Development Project of the Year

Buffalo Community Builder Award

Buffalo LISC Building Sustainable Communities Award


CLICK HERE to submit your nominations today! Nominations must be submitted by August 9, 2016 at 3:00PM!

Questions? Email or call 716.852.3430.

A Year to Remember: LISC Releases 2015 Annual Report


When it comes to community development, we often say that the numbers don’t really tell the story. This is not one of those times.

2015 was the best year in LISC’s history, and the numbers themselves underscore an expanding level of local impact. Last year, LISC did more to fuel a better quality of life for low-income people than at any time in our 36 year history.

Read all about it in the newly released LISC 2015 Annual Report, which includes a great feature on Buffalo LISC's work with People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) to expand affordable housing and combat gentrification in Buffalo's West Side neighborhoods (see Spotlight:Housing section and click on Buffalo's pinpoint on the map). After you've read up on our work here in Buffalo, check out the stories from other cities around the country where LISC is actively working to build sustainable communities.


Community Development Happy Hour: Thanks for Joining Us!


We would like to extend a sincere 'thank you' to all our partners in the Buffalo community who joined us on May 11, 2016 for our First Annual Buffalo LISC Community Development Happy Hour at Big Ditch Brewing Company.

We were thrilled to host nearly 80 representatives from local foundations and non-profit organizations whom we work with closely throughout the year - all in the same room! Guests had the opportunity to enjoy good food, local beer, and great conversations with their community development colleagues who are working in neighborhoods throughout the City of Buffalo and Western New York.

We're looking forward to bringing everyone together once again in the fall for our Second Annual Community Development Awards on Thursday, October 6, 2016. A call for nominations will be released soon along with more details on the event.

To see more photos from the Community Development Happy Hour, please check out the photo album posted on our Buffalo LISC Facebook page!

Special Announcement:

Bills and LISC donate 200K to Rochester City School District

The Buffalo Bills and LISC will donate $200,000 to the Rochester City School District to provide a synthetic turf football field at the Franklin Campus

Buffalo LISC Achievements

by the numbers

Buffalo LISC is a catalyst.

Over the last 15 years, we have invested over $100 million in Buffalo to help rebuild inadequate housing, jump-start neighborhood businesses, improve schools, and help struggling families change their once-dire economic outlook.

But, those investments are only part of the story. Learn how Buffalo LISC has invested in revitalizing troubled places and what has been achieved through partnerships with local organizations.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Buffalo LISC helps neighbors transform their neighborhoods because we share their vision for a different future  

Since 1998 we have worked with local not-for-profit partners, private developers, local government and schools, and have provided funding and technical assistance to support projects that are contributing to healthier and more sustainable communities, and improving the lives of the families that live within them.

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Buffalo LISC 2015 Impact Report

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Learn where Buffalo LISC works to help neighbors build communities