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The Community Foundation has made a multi-year commitment to strengthen neighborhoods through grants to LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) Jacksonville, investing in both the physical and human infrastructures needed to build and sustain strong communities. LISC Jacksonville has worked with community organizations to bring positive changes to nine Jacksonville neighborhoods.

The Community Foundation, The Jessie Ball DuPont Fund and The Jaguars Foundation were instrumental in bringing LISC to Jacksonville in 1999. The Community Foundation's contributions to LISC helped leverage contributions from other local funders, creating an initial commitment of $900,000 in challenge funds to attract an additional $2 million investsment from the community. 

Since its founding, LISC Jacksonville has worked to revitalize nine under-served neighborhoods by leveraging public dollars with private investment.  To date, LISC Jacksonville has invested more than $72 million in Jacksonville's urban core and leveraged more than $228 million from outside sources. LISC Jacksonville has helped with the financing of 295 homes, invested in more than 1,400 affordable housing units and created more than 3,000 jobs.  

“The Community Foundation's investment in LISC sends a strong signal to other donors in our community about the importance of the work and the value of investing in LISC,” said Janet Owens, executive director of LISC Jacksonville.

“We are particularly grateful to those donors who gave The Community Foundation the flexibility to respond to community needs as they change over time. As a result, we seek to help more neighborhoods become economically viable and transformed into places where families and children thrive.”

- Janet Owens, executive director of LISC Jacksonville -

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