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Greater Kansas City LISC supports redevelopment in more than 100 square miles of metro area neighborhoods, with a special emphasis on urban-core projects. 

Our extensive experience with redevelopment locally and nationally, has shown that a geographically targeted approach is the most efficient and effective use of time and limited resources.  Therefore, the majority of our investments are concentrated in NeighborhoodsNOW communities - promising neighborhoods where comprehensive, sustainable revitalization can be achieved in quantifiable and tangible ways. In these target neighborhoods we concentrate our full array of programs and grants, loans and equity investments in order to produce comprehensive results.

Beyond this focused effort, Greater Kansas City LISC responds to opportunities in the marketplace through our Greater KC Support Program which provides service to urban areas and to community groups as requested, as long as certain criteria are met.  Typically, in these non-NeighborhoodsNOW urban communities and in near-suburban areas,  LISC fosters community-based development efforts through civic engagement, provision of technical assistance, and investment of loans and equity to support affordable housing and economic development.  

LISC will provide these services if the following criteria are met:

  1. The community is one that needs the assistance of LISC, is low-income, has significant blight, or is struggling with affordability issues. 
  2. LISC is wanted by the community and the investment conforms to the community’s priorities.
  3. There are resources available beyond those of LISC to ensure long-term feasibility. 
  4. The project makes a quantifiable difference to the neighborhood and the quality of life of residents.

Request for LISC services in areas which are targeted due to specific community development projects, civic priorities, or where a strong nonprofit group is producing outcomes, will be pursued based on the strength of the opportunity.  Contact Stephen Samuels more information. 

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LISC Grant Spreads Lots of Love in Ivanhoe

Funding from Greater Kansas City LISC is helping to support an innovative new project in Ivanhoe that is transforming vacant lots into clean, safe recreation spaces for the community.

LISC Awards $162,882 in Year-End Grants to Local Organizations

Grant-making is an important component of Greater Kansas City LISC’s strategy for building the capacity of local community organizations. LISC was pleased to provide 28 year-end grants to support Kansas City-area nonprofits that are dedicated to improving their communities.

LISC Helps Bring $30 Million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant to Kansas City’s Historic Northeast

Thanks to a partnership involving the Housing Authority of Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, Brinshore Development, and Greater Kansas City LISC, Kansas City is the recipient of a major grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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LISC Awards $162,882 in Year-End Grants to Local Organizations

Grant-making is an important component of Greater Kansas City LISC’s strategy for building the capacity of local community organizations. LISC was pleased to provide 28 year-end grants to support Kansas City-area nonprofits that are dedicated to improving their communities.

Have you seen the Momentum Map?

This Momentum Map is just one step towards fostering coordination, community engagement and collaboration of stakeholders that transform communities.