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$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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Chocolate display at Cocoa Bella Chocolates in San Francisco, California.

A Sweet Dream: The Best of Chocolates Under One Roof

Nov 02, 2011

America is the land of opportunity, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives. Each year, an estimated 600,000 businesses are created. For some, it’s about taking a chance on a “big idea.” For others, like Michael Freeman, it’s about carrying out a vision…  learn More about A Sweet Dream: The Best of Chocolates Under One Roof

Exterior photo of the mixed-use building at East Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue in South Los Angeles.

A Catalyst for Revitalization in South Los Angeles

Jan 05, 2011

The intersection of East Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue represents both the past and the future of South Los Angeles. The area, once a bustling hub of the African American community, began a gradual decline in the late 1950s. Affluent residents moved away, neighborhoods deteriorated, and jobs and businesses were lost…  learn More about A Catalyst for Revitalization in South Los Angeles

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How a Nonprofit is Helping the Homeless Become Homeowners in San Diego

Aug 23, 2012

In San Diego County the homeless population is approaching 10,000. Living on the streets, in cars, shelters or other temporary housing, this population includes families, young children and individuals working to overcome a difficult period in their lives…  learn More about How a Nonprofit is Helping the Homeless Become Homeowners in San Diego

Two children enjoying the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

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

LA Pink's Hot Dogs

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




*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