SCORE is a fantastic resource for those looking to start or expand a business. SCORE provides free advice and consulting services and connect small businesses with mentors to guide them through the start-up and business expansion processes.
The United States Office of Rural Development has been running the Low-Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants program wherein they intend to assist very low-income income homeowners in rural areas in the difficult and costly process of putting their homes up for repair.
In accordance with this mission, the Administration for Children and Families has recently established the Child Welfare - Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement Program.
Red Thread Good Coffee's creator, Lynda Sylvester, wants to bring philanthropy to the proletariat. Her Sag Harbor-based business donates two cents of every cup of coffee it sells to local charitable organizations.