PARTNERING LOCALLY

California

$20.7 million in support is helping California nonprofits achieve their missions.*

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.

 

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Woman outside Stacia boutique

How the California Lifestyle Inspired a Successful Fashion Brand

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

Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Revitalizes Communities—One House, One Family at a Time

Aug 30, 2012

Los Angeles, with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, ranks as one of the least affordable housing markets in the U.S., with 30% of people living in substandard housing or homeless…  learn More about Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Revitalizes Communities—One House, One Family at a Time

Two men studying a bike at Black Mountain Bicycles

How One Shop is Supporting Multiple Generations of Cyclists

Aug 24, 2012

After operating in San Diego for over 38 years and developing a reputation as a top-notch, full-service bicycle store serving both families and cycle enthusiasts, Black Mountain Bicycles had the opportunity to relocate its store in 2011 to a larger location with higher visibility and increased foot traffic…  learn More about How One Shop is Supporting Multiple Generations of Cyclists

At San Antonio Winery, a four-generation family tradition of making wine and growing their business

Aug 10, 2012

Since the San Antonio Winery was started in L.A.’s Little Italy in 1917, four generations of Riboli family members have run their business by pursuing a strategy of logical growth—and the financing to get them there…  learn More about At San Antonio Winery, a four-generation family tradition of making wine and growing their business

Owner, Charles Kaufman, standing in front of Bread & Cie window

How a San Diego Bakery Brought a Community Together

Jul 10, 2012

In 1992, American horror films director Charles Kaufmann was at a crossroads in his life. The film industry was changing and his passion for the industry was waning. A novice bread baker, Kaufman would often sneak away from Cannes Film Festival screenings to bake bread at local Cannes bakeries…  learn More about How a San Diego Bakery Brought a Community Together




*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.

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We’re excited to have Bank of America as a partner because these ventures need seed capital to get started—the innovation economy needs investors.

Jerry Sanders
San Diego Mayor