Foundation for MetroWest awards $20K to the Center for Women & Enterprise to provide technical assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19
December 6, 2021—Foundation for MetroWest recently awarded $20,000 to the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) to provide technical assistance to small businesses in MetroWest who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will have a particular focus on supporting small businesses owned by low-income women. Foundation for MetroWest will provide technical assistance to help 50 small business owners in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts stabilize or reopen their businesses, thereby preserving local income and jobs, as well as providing small business owners with the tools and resources they need to increase the resiliency of their businesses.
"We are excited to partner with Foundation for MetroWest to make sure that the Commonwealth is not only a leading state for business, but also a leading state for women to do business,” said CWE President & CEO, Gaby King Morse. ”When women are empowered to launch and grow their business – they drive economic growth, lift up their communities, and create a more equitable world for Massachusetts and beyond."
About Foundation for MetroWest
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the community foundation serving the cities and towns in the region, encompassing 700,000 residents from Westborough to Waltham and Acton to Dedham. The Foundation promotes philanthropy across the area, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all our residents. The Foundation is supported by a wide range of businesses, individuals, community groups and other philanthropic organizations. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $23 million to its nonprofit partners and currently stewards more than $30 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit https://www.foundationmw.org/ or call 508-647-2260.