The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a US non-profit community development financial institution that supports community development initiatives across the country. It has offices in nearly 40 cities and works across 2,100 rural counties in 44 states. LISC was created in 1979 by executives from the Ford Foundation. LISC’s affiliates include the National Equity Fund, the largest national syndicator of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, the New Markets Support Company, a national syndicator of New Markets Tax Credits, and immito, which specializes in SBA 7a lending.
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