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Grants and Loans - 2016

LISC made 122 grants in 2016, totaling $4.3 million, and provided eight loans worth $11.8 million.

Grantee Neighborhood Amount Area of Work Purpose
POAH Quad $3,000,000 Housing Renovate 122 units of affordable rental housing for families
Holsten Real Estate Near North $2,387,700 Housing Redevelop a hotel to 437 affordable rental units
Turnstone Development Corp Northlake, IL $2,290,000 Housing Create 71 units of affordable rental housing for seniors
POAH Woodlawn $2,160,000 Housing Renovate 196 units of affordable rental housing for families
Bethel New Life West Garfield Park $700,000 Housing Provide working capital to support 40 units of affordable for seniors
Artspace Projects Pullman $500,000 Housing Create 38 affordable family units for artist live/work space
Brinshore Development Corporation West Haven $486,720 Housing Create 62 units of affordable rental housing for seniors
Evergreen Real Estate Group West Garfield Park $300,000 Housing Renovate 40 units for affordable rental senior housing
Chicago Park District Cross Community $542,300 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Enlace Chicago Little Village $403,846 Safety Support violence prevention efforts
Chicago Park District Multiple $352,400 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Multiple $180,000 Housing Provide grants to prospective homeowners in areas with foreclosures
James G. Blaine Elementary Lakeview $150,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Central States SER Little Village $100,000 Financial Opportunities Connect residents to contexualized training for jobs in retail
Cara Quad $100,000 Financial Opportunities Connect residents to contexualized training for jobs in retail
Josephinum Academy West Town $90,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Cara Quad $75,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Chicago Commons Humboldt Park $75,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Community Investment Corporation Belmont Cragin $70,750 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Belmont Cragin
South Central Community Services, Inc. Chatham $68,900 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Canaryville Little League Back of the Yards $55,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Little Village $50,000 Safety Support violence prevention efforts
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $50,000 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Auburn Gresham
Southwest Organizing Project Chicago Lawn $50,000 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in SW Chicago
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Multiple $50,000 Health Advance policies that support access to community based schools and health centers
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $50,000 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Englewood
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $50,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Logan Square Neighborhood Association Hermosa $50,000 Economic Development Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Hermosa
Austin Coming Together Austin $50,000 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Austin
Mikva Challenge  Multiple $42,500 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in four neighborhoods
Central States SER East Garfield Park $32,300 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Jane Adams Resource Corporation Multiple $32,300 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
North Lawndale Employment Network North Lawndale $32,300 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Cara Quad $32,300 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Claretian Associates South Chicago $30,000 Safety Support violence prevention efforts
Metropolitan Family Services Englewood $30,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $30,000 NCP Network Implement projects that mobilize residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Englewood
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $30,000 NCP Network Implement projects that mobilize residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Auburn Gresham
Ford Heights Park District Other $30,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $29,250 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Belmont Cragin
LaSalle Street Church Near North $27,150 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Near North
Westside Health Authority Austin $25,000 Economic Development Advance small business development along commercial corridors
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $25,000 Placemaking Support large lot owners to activate their vacant lots
Catholic Charities - St. Sabina Auburn Gresham $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Center for Changing Lives Logan Square $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Central States SER East Garfield Park $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Chicago Commons Humboldt Park $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Instituto del Progreso Latino Pilsen $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Jane Adams Resource Corporation Multiple $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Metropolitan Family Services Englewood $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
North Lawndale Employment Network North Lawndale $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Preservation of Affordable Housing Woodlawn $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Safer Foundation Multiple $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Cara Quad $25,000 Financial Opportunities Provide support and couseling to families to improve financial security
Esperanza Health Centers Brighton Park $25,000 Health Support predevelopment costs for a new health center at 47th and California
Heartland Housing Uptown $25,000 Housing Cover architect fees for the redevelopment of the Darlington Hotel to maintain affordable units
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Brighton Park $25,000 Placemaking Improve quality of and access to basketball courts for community use
South Side Community Art Center Quad $25,000 Placemaking Explore feasibility to renovate this 8,000 square foot historic landmark building 
Logan Square Neighborhood Association Logan Square $25,000 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
Quad Communities Development Corporation Quad $25,000 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $25,000 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
The Resurrection Project Pilsen $25,000 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
Southwest Organizing Project Chicago Lawn $25,000 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
Garfield Park Community Council East Garfield Park $25,000 NCP Network Engage and mobilize local residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in East Garfield Park
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $25,000 Housing Explore feasibility for establishing a health lifestyle center in Auburn Gresham
Lawndale Christian Development Corporation North Lawndale $25,000 Housing Cover architect fees to support refinancing of 48 units of affordable housing
Roseland Youth Center Roseland $25,000 Youth Develop sports programming for Pullman Community Center
Perspectives Charter School Quad $23,600 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $20,025 NCP Network Implement projects to mobilize residents and institutions concerning quality of life issues in Belmont Cragin
Black United Fund of Illinois South Shore $20,000 NCP Network Create a strategic and fundraising plan geared toward support of South Shore community
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $20,000 NCP Network Build capacity of organizations to serve community residents
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $20,000 Placemaking Pair artists with large lot owners to activate their vacant lots for community use
Enlace Chicago Little Village $18,200 NCP Network Build capacity of organizations to serve community residents
Jane Adams Resource Corporation Multiple $17,363 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Jane Adams Resource Corporation Multiple $14,137 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Center for Changing Lives Logan Square $14,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Central States SER East Garfield Park $14,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Metropolitan Family Services Englewood $14,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Preservation of Affordable Housing Woodlawn $14,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Safer Foundation Multiple $14,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Center for Changing Lives Logan Square $13,500 Health Provide access to bikeshare program for low-moderate income residents
Metropolitan Family Services Englewood $13,500 Health Provide access to bikeshare program for low-moderate income residents
Cara Quad $13,500 Health Provide access to bikeshare program for low-moderate income residents
Central States SER Little Village $13,500 Health Provide access to bikeshare program for low-moderate income residents
Jane Adams Resource Corporation Multiple $13,500 Health Provide access to bikeshare program for low-moderate income residents
Chicago Commons Humboldt Park $13,300 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
North Lawndale Employment Network North Lawndale $13,300 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Cara Quad $13,300 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Quad Communities Development Corporation Quad $12,300 Health Evaluate effectiveness of school-based health clinic
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $10,000 Economic Development Develop a strategy for investment in key commercial corridors
Southwest Organizing Project Chicago SW $10,000 Economic Development Develop a strategy for investment in key commercial corridors
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $10,000 Economic Development Develop a strategy for investment in key commercial corridors
Catholic Charities - St. Sabina Auburn Gresham $9,800 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Greater Southwest Development Corp Chicago Lawn $9,800 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Quad Communities Development Corporation Quad $8,662 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Beyond the Ball Multiple $8,197 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
The ARK of St. Sabina Auburn Gresham $8,000 Placemaking Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Back of the Yards $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Beyond the Ball Little Village $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Breakthrough Urban Ministries East Garfield Park $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
BUILD Inc. Multiple $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Claretian Associates South Chicago $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Near West Side CDC West Haven $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation North Lawndale $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Southwest Organizing Project Chicago Lawn $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
The Community Builders Inc. Quad $8,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Chicago Men in Action Near North $7,500 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
The Resurrection Project Pilsen $7,500 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Instituto del Progreso Latino Pilsen $7,000 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $7,000 Safety Promote safe spaces, support youth basketball
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $6,000 Housing Support residents to beautify residential blocks
Austin Coming Together Austin $6,000 Housing Support residents to beautify residential blocks
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin $6,000 Housing Support residents to beautify residential blocks
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp Auburn Gresham $6,000 Housing Creatively cover boarded windows in vacant homes to signal activity
Metropolitan Family Services Englewood $6,000 Financial Opportunities Establish a plan to build neighborhood financial stability in collaboration with financial institutions
Instituto del Progreso Latino Pilsen $6,000 Financial Opportunities Establish a plan to build neighborhood financial stability in collaboration with financial institutions
Center for Changing Lives Logan Square $6,000 Financial Opportunities Establish a plan to build neighborhood financial stability in collaboration with financial institutions
Near West Side CDC West Haven $5,760 Health Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
Garfield Park Community Council East Garfield Park $5,000 Placemaking Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Roseland $5,000 Placemaking Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
Claretian Associates South Chicago $5,000 Placemaking Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
Teamwork Englewood Englewood $5,000 Placemaking Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Back of the Yards $5,000 NCP Network Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
New Covenant Community Development Corporation North Lawndale $5,000 Placemaking Conduct outreach to property owner regarding the purchase of vacant lots on their block
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Multiple $3,620 Health Improve quality and access of baseball fields in low-moderate income neighborhoods
LaSalle Street Church Near North $3,500 NCP Network Support updates to the Near North online portal
West Humbolt Park Family and Community Development Council Humboldt Park $3,000 Health Support the Humboldt Park Healthy Community planning process
North Lawndale Employment Network North Lawndale $2,991 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
Instituto del Progreso Latino Back of the Yards $1,750 Financial Opportunities Train neighborhood residents in digital skills
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