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.
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.To combat this, nonprofit Habit for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has developed a range of affordable home ownership programs that serve low-income families and individuals… learn More about Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Revitalizes Communities—One House, One Family at a Time
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
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
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
Jun 28, 2012
In 1998, Chris Mittelstaedt was working in an entry level position at a high end hotel in San Francisco. With a desire to accomplish more both professionally and personally, he launched the ‘FruitGuys®,’ a company dedicated to providing fresh fruit, or “nature’s candy” as an alternative to junk food and other unhealthy snack options to local business people. … learn More about How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US
*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.