- Who We Are
- What We Do
Why LISC? As convener, investor, and thought-leader, Greater Kansas City LISC has produced meaningful outcomes and removed systemic barriers to building thriving communities. Check out the 2014-2016 Impact Report and see how LISC has made a difference for nearly 80,000 residents in Kansas City over the past three years. See the report HERE.
Greater Kansas City LISC partners with residents and stakeholders to coordinate and invest resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. We accomplish this by fostering partnerships, leveraging investments, creating systemic changes and transforming the environment.
The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a unique funding collaborative that provides grants up to $3,000 for high-impact community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low to moderate income areas throughout Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. The 2018 NRF Application and Guidelines will be made available on Jan 1, 2018. Completed project proposals are due March 1, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
In a New York Times op-ed, Robert Rubin makes the case for a Federal jobs initiative, citing the success of LISC’s work readiness programs in connecting people to the workforce and the reins of economic opportunity. A national approach should be seen not “as a social program but as a public investment with a high rate of return,” wrote Rubin--and as an imperative for the health of our economy and society. We couldn’t agree more.
We're still beaming with excitement and pride! Greater Kansas City LISC's first annual event, Thrive was a huge success. Over 300 people came together to celebrate our six honorees, enjoy delicious KC eats, and toast to community development in Kansas City. To all of our honorees, sponsors, artists & entertainers, and all the organizations and individuals in Kansas City who work tirelessly to make our city thrive, we say, ‘Thank You!’