We mobilize corporate, philanthropic, individual donor and government resources and invest them into the projects, programs and initiatives that build on the assets and address the challenges of the neighborhoods in Washington, DC. We are a lender, donor, advocate, convener, facilitator, and technical assistance provider.
Our service area is the District of Columbia. By providing loans, equity, grants, or technical support, we help local partners bring a range of improvements to their neighborhoods, including affordable housing, early learning and adult education, arts, shopping and retail, and health.
Established in 1982, the LISC DC program is a site of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and the largest community development support organization in the country. The LISC DC program has a 5 person staff and is supported by a Local Advisory Committee (LAC).