- Focuses on cooperatives and social purpose ventures assisting low-income communities
- One of the nation’s few community development financial institutions with a focus on co-ops
- Specific focus areas of healthy food access, housing developments, and worker-owned firms and other community-based businesses and social enterprises
The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund provides financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people. Its areas of focus include community-owned natural food cooperatives that create high-quality jobs and provide access to healthy food in urban and rural communities, low-income cooperative housing developments, and worker-owned firms and other community-based businesses and social enterprises.
Who’s it for?
Co-ops and social purpose ventures in Massachusetts that assist low-income communities