Hard at Work in Massachusetts
The first of our predecessor banks, The Massachusetts Bank, was founded in 1784 not long after the country had won its independence. Early customers included Paul Revere, John Hancock, John Singleton Copley and James Bowdoin. The bank financed the first American shipping expedition to China just two years later and continued to expand across New England. A series of mergers created FleetBoston, which joined the Bank of America family in 2004. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Sep 11, 2013
The Neighborhood Developers and Bank of America are building affordable housing and creating a sense of community in Chelsea, Massachusetts… learn More about A Community Connects in the Chelsea Box District
Oct 08, 2013
Thanks to Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, North Fulton Community Charities is now providing services in rural areas of the county… learn More about Taking Human Services on the Road
Apr 17, 2013
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the creation of “The One Fund Boston,” which will raise money to help those affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Marathon. Bank of America has pledged $250,000 in philanthropic support to help individuals and families as they rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months to come… learn More about Join us in helping those affected by the events in Boston
Jul 06, 2012
Although one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., Boston deals with the same urban challenges as any other metropolitan area. In certain neighborhoods where families struggle financially and youth routinely confront the hazards of gangs and drugs, programs like Artists For Humanity stand as beacons of opportunity. Rather than “disadvantaged” youth, Artists For Humanity Executive Director Susan Rodgerson views these young men and women as “under-resourced,” meaning that with the right support and encouragement, they can create their own future… learn More about Fostering Opportunity with Creativity in Boston
*Extended $279.2 million in new credit to Massachusetts small businesses in 2012.