There’s no greater feeling than being part of the solution. I look forward to continuing to deepen existing and make new connections that help strengthen and enrich the lives of the people in our diverse neighborhoods.
Rita Sola Cook  |  President, Bank of America Chicago
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Chicago is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.

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Taking action to support our communities, clients and teammates

Now as always, our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, support diverse and women entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. We’re investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities. And we’re doing our part to protect our planet.

Our presence in more than 90 local markets helps us make a difference across the country.

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How we’re boosting the fight against hunger in Chicago

We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.

Through this effort, our team in Chicago recently presented Northern Illinois Food Bank and Greater Chicago Food Depository with checks totaling $400,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.

Rita Sola Cook | President, Bank of America Chicago

Rita Sola Cook | President, Bank of America Chicago

Let’s build something together

When our communities are faced with adversity, we're there to answer the call. This was particularly true when the health crisis hit home, and hard. We took action providing significant relief funds to frontline caregivers for medical equipment and materials to help them combat the virus and support families affected. Relief was targeted in communities of color, who have seen disproportionately high rates of impact. Additional grants were made to the local tech industry to innovate solutions through the pandemic and support the economic stability of startup businesses. To help kids stay in school, we worked with city colleges across Chicago to provide emergency funds for students at risk of dropping out. Moving forward, we're focusing our efforts on initiatives that accelerate economic recovery for Black and Latinx communities and supporting long-term change.

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A chance to see what they can be

With its internship program for high-school seniors, Urban Alliance is opening doors in underserved communities in Chicago and beyond. The program includes a workforce readiness bootcamp as well as part-time internships and mentoring during the school year at companies like Bank of America.

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Keeping a Chicago tradition running

We're inspired by Chicago and are always finding new ways to back its legacy as a world-class community. That's why we're proud to sponsor the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle on March 20th.

Find a location

Whether you have everyday financial needs or more complex ones, our experienced specialists can help at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk with us.

We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and teammates. We encourage visitors wear face coverings when visiting our centers.

In some locations, you may be required to wear a face covering to enter, in alignment with local ordinances.

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Digital tools so impressive, you just can’t stop banking.

Wonder what everyone’s doing on their phones? They’re banking. And budgeting. And planning. And investing with Merrill – all in one place.

Digital First Can’t Stop Banking
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Enjoy local culture for free

See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.

* Donations in each market reflect $100 per employee who has recorded their booster and an additional company contribution. Vaccination boosters and vaccination reporting are voluntary.