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Fifth Third Bank Announces $100 Million Investment in Opportunity Zones

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NEW YORK and CHICAGO, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced today that it would invest $100 million in projects that support community development through four Opportunity Zone fund partners. The first two partners were announced at a 9:00 AM press conference at the national headquarters of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The National Equity Fund, an affiliate of LISC, and Raymond James will be the first two partners to identify and structure investments meeting the Bank’s criteria.

MetLife Foundation on "Be The Change" a Lifetime TV Network Program

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September 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® will feature a “Be the Change” segment on how corporate America is empowering people to build better lives on Friday, September 18 and Friday, September 25 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. 

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
Summary: 

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)
 

 

Press Release

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)
 

 

LISC and MetLife Foundation Partner to Help Low-Income Families Build Stable Financial Futures

Multi-million dollar commitment supports LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers in 30 cities in the U.S.
Press Release

BOSTON, December 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ — MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation [LISC], a national nonprofit focused on revitalizing underserved communities, are partnering to help low-income families build a stronger path to a secure financial future.

Business, CSR And Nonprofit Leaders: What They're Reading This Summer

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Every several months, I crowdsource book recommendations from my friends and colleagues and share them here with my readers. The book selections are quite eclectic. Here are a few, and I'll post more recommendations in Part II tomorrow. Happy reading!

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