Neighborhood Builders®

Through grants and training, nonprofit organizations and leaders have the power to strengthen their communities.

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Through the Neighborhood Builders® program we deploy capital and build cross-sector partnerships to advance nonprofit leaders addressing economic mobility and social progress issues in the communities we serve. Since 2004, we’ve invested more than $240million in 49 communities –partnering with more than 1,000 nonprofits and more than 2,000 nonprofit leaders by delivering flexible funding, leadership development and a network of peers.

Fifteen years on, Neighborhood Builders® is one of the nation’s largest philanthropic investments in nonprofit leadership development. And in 2019, we introduced Neighborhood Champions, a new program in more than 40 smaller communities we serve which supports the role of strong nonprofit leaders to advance economic mobility. To join the conversation and learn more about how the program powers nonprofits to build thriving communities, use #NeighborhoodBuilders on Twitter and tag us at @BofA_News.

IN THE NEWS: Bank of America names Lowcountry Local First as its inaugural Neighborhood Champion The Chronicle
PODCAST: Women experiencing homelessness in LA are rebuilding their lives at Downtown Women's Center Meet Neighborhood Builder Downtown Women's Center logo
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PODCAST: Juma Ventures in Seattle helps teens break the cycle of poverty through jobs and training Meet Neighborhood Builder JUMA logo
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PODCAST: Urban Alliance helps underprivileged teens in DC work towards their professional goals Meet Neighborhood Builder Urban Alliance logo
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Second Harvest is bridging the hunger gap in Florida by serving nearly 500,000 people annually child eating
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PODCAST: Year Up helps close the opportunity gap for Chicago youth through workforce training man and woman working
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Since 2004, we’ve partnered with more than 1,000 nonprofits addressing economic mobility across the country. See how they’ve impacted lives and strengthened communities.