Hard at Work in California
Bank of America began serving California nearly 140 years ago, starting with the Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles and Bank of Italy in San Francisco. Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco in 1904 by A.P. Giannini, who believed in the power of capital to change people’s lives for the better. After the 1906 earthquake, he famously loaned money on a handshake to anyone who promised to rebuild. Security Pacific Bank’s many contributions include helping secure locations for several major universities in southern California. Today, Bank of America provides services to half of all American households and lends billions of dollars to help spur economic growth.
Sep 13, 2013
Jose-Luis Saavedra found success by turning a longtime hobby of making and selling hot sauce into a family business… learn More about Spicing Up the Small Business Community in Greater Los Angeles
Art enriches people’s lives. And after recent auctions in New York and San Francisco, art may help improve the quality of lives in the Bay Area, too. Bank of America on June 5 auctioned several pieces of art by Bay Area artists from its corporate collection to raise funds and awareness for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center… learn More about Bank of America Art Auctions Raise Over $1 Million for San Francisco General Hospital
Oct 19, 2012
In 2004, entrepreneur Stacy Johnson made a momentous decision. Over the past six years, she had painstakingly grown Stacia, her retail clothing business, from a single storefront and design studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn to a popular product line carried in 300 boutiques in the U.S. and abroad… learn More about How the California Lifestyle Inspired a Successful Fashion Brand
*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.