Bank of America celebrates Giving Tuesday with giving spree for Nashville nonprofits

Bank of America held a “giving spree” in Nashville to celebrate Giving Tuesday on November 29. The bank announced more than $150,000 in grants to be distributed to 10 nonprofits working to address basic needs, including food security, housing and support for the homeless.

The event was part of the bank’s Basic Needs grant initiative, providing grants to organizations that address hunger, homelessness and lack of access to benefit resources with the goal of increasing the economic mobility of families.

Four local organizations, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Food Project, Greenhouse Ministries and Graceworks Ministries, used their grants to provide access to food and hunger-related services that feed individuals, children and families.

As part of the day, bank employees also volunteered at Room in the Inn and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

“The number of food-insecure individuals in middle Tennessee continues to rise as our population increases,” said Tyson Moore, Tennessee president, Bank of America. “And as our metro area grows, Bank of America will continue to focus on helping low-to-moderate income individuals have access to enough food to support a healthy life.”

The bank also awarded grants to the Nashville Rescue Mission, YWCA of Nashville, NeedLink Nashville and the Oasis Center for temporary and emergency shelter and transitional housing, as well as resources and counseling to improve long-term financial stability. Operation Stand Down Tennessee and Room in the Inn also received Basic Needs grants.

“Together with our nonprofit partners, Bank of America will continue to address the needs of Nashville’s most vulnerable and at-risk population, and help people move towards self-sufficiency,” Moore said.

Bank of America’s focus on environmental, social and governance factors plays an important part in fulfilling its purpose of helping to make people’s financial lives better. Through philanthropic efforts and the power of employee volunteers, Bank of America is working to create thriving economies and a better future for all.

6/2/2017


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