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
Apr 17, 2013
In April 2013, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and then Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the creation of “The One Fund Boston,” to raise money to help those affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Marathon. Bank of America pledged $250,000 in philanthropic support to help individuals and families rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months that followed… learn More about Supporting 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… learn More about Skilled Care With a Local Personal Touch in Boston
*Extended $279.2 million in new credit to Massachusetts small businesses in 2012.