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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Founder and CEO of The FruitGuys, Chris Mittelstaedt, in gray shirt holding two apples

How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US

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

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Business with a Mission in San Francisco

Jun 28, 2012

San Francisco’s cost of living is 66 percent higher than the national average. The cost of living coupled with shrinking public budgets for affordable housing initiatives and investments can present serious economic hurdles for low-income residents…  learn More about Business with a Mission in San Francisco

REBOOT Helps Veterans Successfully Transition to Civilian Life

Jun 28, 2012

Since September 2001, roughly 2 million veterans have returned to civilian life; this number is on the rise as an anticipated 200,000 veterans are expected to enter the workforce annually…  learn More about REBOOT Helps Veterans Successfully Transition to Civilian Life

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Family-owned 9to5 Seating Adopts a Growth Strategy, Creating Jobs with its Contract Chair Business

Sep 04, 2012

In 2003, Darius, Susan and Dara Mir, the owners of 9to5 Seating, were at a critical decision point. Although the economy was soft, 9to5, a manufacturer of office furnishings, had seen strong demand for its office seating, helped by orders from office superstores and warehouse clubs like Costco and Staples…  learn More about Family-owned 9to5 Seating Adopts a Growth Strategy, Creating Jobs with its Contract Chair Business

Helping the Oldest Lumberyard in California Expand to Nine Locations

Jul 16, 2012

For 128 years, Ganahl Lumber has been supplying lumber, plywood, hardware and other building materials to construction projects throughout California. And much of their expansion—they currently have nine retail stores and a distribution center— has been financed with the help and advice from their team at Bank of America…  learn More about Helping the Oldest Lumberyard in California Expand to Nine Locations




*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