Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Fifth Third Foundation Powers $1.2 Million Innovation Meets Main Street Program for Black, Women-Owned Entrepreneurs

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CINCINNATI, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced an exciting new $1.2 million program called Innovation meets Main Street: Boosting Black Women-Owned Businesses, a partnership between AEO and LISC powered by Fifth Third Bank.

Truist Named LISC Donor of the Month, August 2020.

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This content was originally posted by, and on, LISC.org, August 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only illuminated the magnitude of the racial health and wealth gaps across the country, but has also shone a spotlight on the additional hurdles that rural communities face in comparison to their urban counterparts due to limited access to capital, support services, and connectivity.

Wells Fargo Launches $400 Million Small Business Recovery Effort

The company donates all processing fees from Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits helping entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following an April 2020 industry-leading commitment to donate all gross processing fees from the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo unveiled today the details of an approximately $400 million effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open, retain employees, and rebuild.

A $3.5 Million Commitment to Increase Financial Capability

Wells Fargo’s new Financial Capability Grant program will help two nonprofits provide financial empowerment programs to the residents in several communities.
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Toncé Jackson was at a low point four years ago. In Chicago’s Cook County Jail for a fourth time, she was struggling with substance abuse, had no job, a limited education, terrible credit, and was burdened with debt — she didn’t even have a bank account. Caught in a painful cycle that was destroying her family, she resolved to change.

“I wanted to start my life over,” said Jackson. “I just needed a little help with my beginning.”

New Funds Help Lift Low-Income Families, Attract Businesses to Distressed Areas Across the Country

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NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are driving new resources into troubled neighborhoods to revive deserted commercial corridors, build affordable homes and create jobs where they are needed most.

A $3.75 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will help low-income people transform their struggling cities and rural communities into places that thrive.

LISC Receives $2.25 Million MetLife Foundation Grant

MetLife Foundation recently awarded LISC with a $2.25 million grant in support of LISC's efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families
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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

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