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LISC is improving our neighborhoods and changing lives every day. Check out a handful of stories about how we're making a difference in our community, and see our 2014 annual report here.

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Museums and Libraries Step-Up Efforts to Tackle Economic Distress in Poor Communities, Says New Report from IMLS and LISC

A new national report finds that many museums and libraries are leveraging their prominent local positions to help rebuild troubled neighborhoods, driving economic, educational and social efforts that help raise standards of living. Museums, Libraries, and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experience, is part of a collaborative research effort by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) examining the ways that museums and libraries are helping fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offer best practices for other institutions to follow. Last week, the findings were used to launch a discussion … Continued

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Great Places 2020 Awarded $50,000 Partner for Places Grant

Great Places 2020 Awarded $50,000 Partner for Places Grant The City’s Office of Sustainability and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today that Indy has been awarded a $50,000 grant through the Partners for Places project. The funding will support early action projects in the creation of three vibrant urban village centers in the city as part of the Great Places 2020 initiative. Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is a successful matching grant program that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based … Continued

3D Parts Manufacturing Secures $5000 with Kiva Kip Loan

Congratulations to Kim of Indianapolis’ 3D Parts Manufacturing, LLC for raising 100 percent of his Kiva Zip loan. Seventy-two lenders helped Kim reach his $5,000 loan goal. 3D Parts Manufacturing was started in 2003 and is an additive manufacturing facility in downtown Indianapolis that uses 3D printing technology to produce parts for everything from jet engines, to medical devices, to masters for molds. It is currently the largest operator of 3D printing equipment in Indianapolis. Kiva Zip loans allow everyday people to support small businesses with 0% interest loans that enable them to access the capital they need to grow … Continued

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