Living Cities Comes to Washington, DC: National Community Development Funders Meet at the City Museum

The CEOs of foundations such as Rockefeller, Knight and MacArthur and banks such as Chase and Bank
of America held their semi-annual Living Cities meeting at the City Museum on June 9. Formed as a consortium in 1991 with a commitment through 2010, these funders partner with LISC to invest in the revitalization of neighborhoods in 15 LISC sites, including Washington, DC.

At their June meeting, they put in place the funding and guidelines for the next three years. As a result, Washington, DC LISC will receive a new allocation of grant and loan funds to be invested in the revitalization of our neighborhoods.

The Living Cities National Community Development Initiative consists of the following funders:

– AXA Community Investment Program
– Bank of America
– The Annie E. Casey Foundation
– J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
– Deutsche Bank
– Fannie Mae Foundation
– The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
– W.K. Kellogg Foundation
– John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
– John D. and Catherine T.
– MacArthur Foundation
– The McKnight Foundation
– Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
– The Office of Community Services (OCS) of the Department of Health and Human Services Prudential Financial
– The Rockefeller Foundation
– The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)