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Supporting Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Small Grants, Big Impact

Small businesses grant recipients across the Commonwealth share their stories. Grantees will use relief funds to survive the pandemic.

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LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund for Massachusetts
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LISC is working alongside government, community, and philanthropic partners locally and nationally to understand and respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the communities we work with and others in need of assistance.  As the spread of COVID-19 in the US impacts us all, LISC is first and foremost concerned with the safety and stability of the partners we work with and the communities we serve together.  It is increasingly clear that the burden of this public health crisis will undoubtedly be greatest on our most vulnerable neighbors and communities.  In Massachusetts, we are working with our borrowers, grantees, and community partners to address the most urgent needs while also preparing to address the immediate-to-long term needs our partners will have once the crisis subsides.  We hope you will work with us to identify and address the challenges faced by these neighbors including health risks and access to care, but also the socio-economic burdens they may face.

We recognize that the work that our communities count on our nonprofit partners to do should remain a priority during these unprecedented times. If you have a LISC Boston grant or loan that requires activities that are difficult to achieve during this time, please reach out to us directly so that we may modify your goals and timeline to reflect the progress that can be made under current limitations.


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Margaret Keaveny,
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Resource List

A regularly updated list of programs and resources from LISC and our community partners throughout Massachusetts.

Resource List
LISC Grant Program for Small Businesses Nationwide

With funding from Verizon and Sam's Club, the team at LISC that serves communities nationwide is providing grants to small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19.

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LISC Fondo nacional para la recuperación de pequeñas empresas

Gracias al apoyo de financiadores como Verizon y Sam's Club, estamos proporcionando subvenciones a las pequeñas empresas, para ayudarlas a seguir funcionando y a que permanezcan como elementos esenciales de sus economías locales durante este período difícil.

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The Boston Globe: Verizon Small Business Grant Program Showcases Big Tech Response to COVID-19

A May 12 piece by Hiawatha Bray, "As small businesses falter, Big Tech lends a hand," shares how the Fund with Verizon is helping small businesses.

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A Message From LISC

Supporting communities across Massachusetts impacted by COVID-19.

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