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.
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
Jul 05, 2012
In a busy region like Eastern Massachusetts, many residents look to EasCare, a locally-owned and operated ambulance company, for high quality medical care transportation with a personal touch. Headquartered in Dorchester, EasCare employs more than 550 full-and part-time employees working on 150 vehicles at eight dispatch locations. EasCare opened for business in 1998 in an abandoned building with just three ambulances. Today, the company is the third largest ambulance service provider in Massachusetts… learn More about Skilled Care With a Local, Personal Touch in Boston
Jul 16, 2012
Every night, more than 7,000 men, women and children in the City of Boston have no place to call home. They lack decent wages and affordable housing. More than half of homeless adults suffer from mental health issues or substance abuse problems… learn More about A Safe Place to Call Home for Boston’s Needy
Jul 01, 2010
Boston's reputation as a world-renowned knowledge capital is derived in large part from the teaching and research activities of more than 100 colleges and universities located in the Greater Boston area. Despite these rich academic resources, however, roughly 17,000 young adults in Boston have not progressed beyond a high school diploma and are neither employed nor enrolled in post-secondary education… learn More about Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston
*Extended $279.2 million in new credit to Massachusetts small businesses in 2012.