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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The right tools to help you take—and keep—control of your finances

The majority of Americans don’t have a written financial plan. But starting one now is easier than ever. With Bank of America, you get impressive digital tools to help you save, local experts any time you need, and the power to make your money go further.

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Another boost in 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've donated to local hunger-relief organizations on behalf of each employee who received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster and/or a flu shot.* In addition, employees are doubling the impact of their personal donations to fight hunger with our matching gifts program.

Through this effort, our team in Chicago recently presented organizations including Food for Greater Elgin with checks totaling $200,000. We're proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.

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Our commitment to veterans and service members

We’re proud to support the unique needs of our heroes as they transition to civilian life and careers by offering online resources on financial education, expanded financial center access near military installations, and intentional hiring practices.

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Investing in Hispanic-Latino teammates, clients and communities we serve

Learn more about how we are advancing opportunities for Hispanic-Latinos as part of our commitment to responsible growth.

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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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Hive mentality

On the West Side of Chicago, a beekeeping and honey business provides job opportunities and fosters economic self-sufficiency for residents of this neighborhood and its surrounding communities. Launched by the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) and focused particularly on those returning from a period of incarceration with no job awaiting them, the social enterprise, Sweet Beginnings, provides program participants training and real-world experience in transportation, packaging, distribution, inventory tracking and logistics—all highly valued job skills.

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The power of the arts

At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding. That’s why we’re helping the arts flourish in communities across the globe.

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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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The only way you get to #1 is by putting clients first.

World's Best Bank is a huge honor, but we couldn't have earned it - or others we've received - without our 200,000+ teammates and millions of clients around the globe.

Together, we're demonstrating that we deliver great results for clients and also help address important priorities in the communities we serve. It's amazing what we have the power to do when we work together.

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Digital First Can’t Stop Banking

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.

*Donations in each market reflect $50 per employee who recorded their booster, $50 per employee who received their flu shot, and an additional company contribution. Vaccination boosters and vaccination reporting are voluntary.