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In Buffalo, a Son Revives His Father’s Legacy

2.21.2018 - - In the midst of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Herbert Bellamy Sr. was an important black entrepreneur investing in the eastside of Buffalo. He founded 1490 Enterprises, Inc., a community center and nexus of African-American political and cultural life, to serve people living along Jefferson Avenu [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs that improve the financial outlook of people. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local partners to get this done. Our work impacts 7 million low-income Americans in both rural areas and urban centers across the country. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

Grants
$959 million
Loans
$3.5 billion
Equity
$12.8 billion
Since 1980
$17.3 billion
total investment
leading to
$52 billion
in total development
Duluth Raises the Curtain on a Dynamic New Theater

In an op-ed for the Duluth News-Tribune, LISC Duluth’s director Pam Kramer describes how the renovated NorShor Theatre, a historic Art Deco gem, will help anchor the city’s efforts to spark an arts and culture economy. A complex set of public-private partnerships brought the theater back to life, and will nurture local artists, launch arts programs and create good jobs.[...]

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