Helping small business in Massachusetts strengthen the economy with $279.2 million in new credit.*

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.


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A Safe Place to Call Home for Boston’s Needy

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

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Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston

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

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Investing and Empowering Biotech Innovations in Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2011

The life sciences, spanning from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics, are a cornerstone of Massachusetts’ innovation economy. Representing more than 80,000 jobs in the Bay State, the industry has continued to grow despite the national recession…  learn More about Investing and Empowering Biotech Innovations in Massachusetts

Building a path to career success for Boston youth

Sep 30, 2011

In Boston's knowledge-based economy, young people need both academic credentials and workplace skills to succeed. Studies have shown that summer jobs increase the employment, college-enrollment and earnings rates of participants after they graduate from high school…  learn More about Building a path to career success for Boston youth

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Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer

Nov 02, 2011

While Boston may be one of the most innovative cities for educating our next generation, summer learning loss has emerged as a key barrier in a quality education—both in Boston and nationally…  learn More about Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer

*Extended $279.2 million in new credit to Massachusetts small businesses in 2012.

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To have a company like Bank of America be willing to really step up and help through volunteering, through financial donations, and through public awareness is quite phenomenal.

Vicki Escarra
CEO/President, Feeding America