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.
Nov 08, 2010
Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008… learn More about A Grant to the California Academy of Sciences Helps Create the Greenest Museum in the World
A Seven-Decade Banking Relationship Helps Legendary Pink's Hot Dogs Grow From Hot Dog Cart to L.A. Icon
Oct 27, 2011
When it comes to Hollywood icons, there's the Hollywood sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and Pink's Hot Dogs. Pink's, located at the corner of Melrose and La Brea, has long attracted crowds drawn to their Famous Chili Dogs, and their addictive fries, burgers, onion rings and burritos… learn More about A Seven-Decade Banking Relationship Helps Legendary Pink's Hot Dogs Grow From Hot Dog Cart to L.A. Icon
Jan 05, 2011
How industry leaders, scientists and government are making San Diego into a center of clean technology research and development—financing companies and creating jobs in the process… learn More about Lean, Green, Clean: Investing in San Diego as a Hub of Clean Tech
Jan 05, 2011
Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the United States, where it’s estimated that nearly 50,000 people go homeless every night. A third of those individuals are women. More than half of those women are survivors of domestic violence… learn More about Supporting Women in Need Through Expansion and Growth
Jan 05, 2011
Boyle Heights is an emerging community in East Los Angeles, which has long been a gateway for immigrants to the United States. Today, it is home to a large population of young, working class Latinos… learn More about Improving Economic Opportunity Through Volunteerism and Workforce Training
*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.