BII Partners with HBS Impact Fund and LEAF to Support Lawrence Grocery Store

Casabe Fruit Store & Delicatessen is a small grocery store in downtown Lawrence. It is owned and operated by two Latinx Lawrence residents with deep connections to the city as activists and community leaders. The store caries fresh produce and supports local food entrepreneurs by selling their products. In 2021, BII partnered with the Harvard Business School Impact Fund and LEAF to provide working capital to the newly opened store. Learn more

CEO Betty Francisco Receives SCI Idealist Award

SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI provides communities with skills and tools to engage citizens to make a difference, with a priority on promoting youth success and healthy communities. In 2021, they recognized Betty Francisco for leveraging her social capital in support of healthy, equitable communities. Watch here. 

CEO Betty Francisco Named one of 100 Most Influential Latinas

BII’s CEO, Betty Francisco was named on Latino Leaders Magazine’s national list of 100 Most
Influential Latinas 2021! She is in the company of other CEOs and business executives, politicians,
actors, writers and even Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor! Read more

Beantown Builders Receives Financing for Growth

Beantown Builders is a Brockton-based general contracting firm that specializes in residential remodeling projects in the Greater Boston area. The company works with first-time homebuyers who take 203K loans to remodel the homes, which are often distressed properties. In 2021, BII made a loan to Beantown Builders to support company growth. Learn more