Neighborhood Builders®

Since 2004, we've trained nearly 2,000 nonprofit directors and emerging leaders in the United States.

Neighborhood Builders® is part of our broader efforts to build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility. Today, cross-sector partnerships are critical in order to move our community forward, and through the Neighborhood Builders program, we work with leaders in our community to empower local organizations and connect them to tools for success. Since 2004, through Neighborhood Builders, we’ve helped nonprofits create greater community impact and better prepare for the future by providing the tools and resources they need to develop stronger strategic plans, chart a succession plan, navigate through tough economic times, and enhance their funding opportunities.

As part of their award, these high-performing nonprofits receive leadership development and $200,000 in flexible funding, join a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and have the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in the community. Since the program’s inception, Bank of America has invested more than $180 million in 900 nonprofit organizations across the country, providing leadership resources to nearly 2,000 nonprofit leaders, and the program has been recognized as the nation’s largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership development.

Neighborhood Builders illustrates how strong cross-sector partnerships and local community leaders can play a meaningful role in positioning communities for success. The awardees are selected by a local market selection committee with representation by local community leaders from diverse sectors.

Building College Possible Minnesota’s reach in the Twin Cities College Possible volunteer speaks to student
Bank of America and New Avenues for Youth help youth experiencing homelessness in Portland New Avenues for Youth logo
Junior Achievement works to improve financial literacy among children Junior Achievement of North Florida
South Florida home to four Neighborhood Builders Homeless Coalition
Austin nonprofit recognized as 2016 Neighborhood Builder people fund
Shining a light on homelessness lighthouse logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado named Colorado Neighborhood Builder Partner Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, Dave Ryan
Read how we're making a local and global impact in our Environmental, Social and Governance Report Buzzing city
Helping families work toward homeownership in Denver Habitat for Humanity logo
Ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness Crisis Assistance Ministry
Rising Tide Capital lifts underserved entrepreneurs Alfa Demmellash, CEO and cofounder of Rising Tide Capital
Creating housing options in Camden Pilar Hogan and John Klein of SJCS
Helping Artists For Humanity foster opportunities through art, creativity and enterprise Male in green shirt painting a canvas on an easel