LISC National

We believe in rural America.

What is Rural LISC?

In 1995, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development support organization working in metropolitan areas across the country, launched Rural LISC, a national program created to expand LISC's reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 89 rural community-based organizations, including five financial intermediaries, helping them identify challenges and opportunities, and delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs. Together we are working to transform communities in more than 2,100 counties across 45 states.

Recognizing that rural communities' needs are not focused on agriculture alone, Rural LISC provides a wide range of services, including training, technical assistance, information and financial support, to help rural community developers address the problems rural communities face.  We use our Comprehensive Community Development Strategy to support our Partners in expanding investment in housing and real estate, increasing family income and wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education, and growing healthy environments and lifestyles.

Our News & Stories

6.13.2019 -

PathStone Corp.

PathStone Corp. announces the hiring of Kelly Hallenbeck and the promotion of Yisell Fonesca.

6.13.2019 -

Rural LISC Receives Grant to Support Youth Employment from the Schultz Family Foundation

Greenville, Mississippi – Rural LISC is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the National Philanthropic Trust, as recommended by the Schultz Family Foundation. These funds will support the Employment Pathway Accelerator, a new model Rural LISC is building with partners in the Mississippi Delta to support youth employment.

6.13.2019 -

Thursdays on the Triangle kicks off

On June 6, community members gathered in downtown Hazard to celebrate the kickoff of the fifth annual “Thursdays on the Triangle” season. These events typically feature live music, art demonstrations and food/drinks. The Perry County Farmer’s Market also has a booth set up during these events. Local and regional artists are invited and encouraged to set up and sell their products and art work during these events.