Neighborhood Builders®

Powering nonprofits through capital and leadership development to advance economic mobility issues

Neighborhood Builders is an example of how we deploy capital and build cross-sector partnerships to advance economic and social progress as part of our approach to responsible growth. Through the Neighborhood Builders program, we address issues of economic mobility and advance nonprofit leadership to solve tough community challenges. Since 2004, we’ve invested more than $220 million in 49 communities – partnering with more than 1,000 nonprofits across 49 communities and helping more than 2,000 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills. Fifteen years on, the program empowers nonprofits to build more sustainable communities.
 
Each Neighborhood Builder awardee receives $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development for an executive director and an emerging leader at the organization, and the opportunity to connect to a network of peer organizations and access capital. Neighborhood Builders is one of the nation’s largest philanthropic investments in nonprofit leadership development, strengthening the network of nonprofit leadership that is critical to helping our local communities thrive.

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.

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