LISC Financial Stability Resources

Citi Foundation - Bridges to Career Opportunities Initiative

In July 2018, LISC received a grant from the Citi Foundation to support the expansion of LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program model. This grant allows LISC to scale the BCO program in new and existing markets by making grants to eligible non-profit organizations.

The Citi Foundation has partnered with LISC for over 25 years and was the lead private funder in the national expansion of LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers. The Foundation’s mission is to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. The Foundation invests in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities.

Through Bridges to Career Opportunities, the Citi Foundation is expanding and building from its longtime work in economic mobility and employment for youth to address the diverse employment challenges faced by adults in communities across the United States. Since 2014, the Citi Foundation has invested over $90 million into youth employment programs. The Citi Foundation recognizes that it is not enough to connect individuals to jobs but that certain supplemental services are critical to help participants eventually advance to the next level in their careers.

For more information about the Citi Foundation, visit

Request for Proposals

On August 10, 2018, LISC released a Request for Proposals to existing Financial Opportunity Center/Bridges to Career Opportunities sites and select rural organizations.  Through this RFP, LISC will select 40 organizations to implement or innovate on the Bridges to Career Opportunities model. 

Full Request for Proposals - Revised

Attachments 1, 3 and 4

Attachment 2 - Data Table

RFP Webinar 

To support the release of the RFP, LISC held a webinar on August 22, 2018. LISC reviewed the Bridges program, discussed the RFP and answered questions from potential applicants. 

Webinar Slides

Webinar Recording

For More Information

For all questions regarding this opportunity, please reach out to your local LISC Program Officer.  

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