Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Julie Barrett O’Neill to the show.
Julie Barrett O’Neill is the Executive Director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). LISC was created 40 years ago as an intermediary. The Ford Foundation recognized there was a disconnect between front-line organizations and funders/institutions that were trying to deploy capital underground to transform neighborhoods. The idea was that LISC could help with bridging that gap in order to achieve success.
LISC came to Buffalo 20 years ago to help small non-profits and community based organizations who have great ideas to transform their neighborhoods.