We are a close-knit community. Bank of America strives to be on the forefront of promoting racial equality and economic opportunity; we carefully select our local partners to align to the most pressing needs of our community.
Roger Hinshaw  |  President, Bank of America Oregon & Southwest Washington
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The Oregon & Southwest Washington region 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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Turn financial knowledge into action

At Bank of America, we invest in the communities we serve. We’re not just here to help with your everyday banking. We’re here to help you go further, by providing banking solutions, powerful tools and financial education resources like Better Money Habits®.

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Start taking steps toward improving your financial wellbeing.

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Gain the abilities to budget, save, set goals and more, all at your fingertips.​

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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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Student Leaders

Since 2004, our Student Leaders® program has helped prepare high school students for the workforce by connecting them to skills development and leadership training. Through paid internships with local nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, they gain practical work and life experiences. It's just one more way we're working to build a better future for all.

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We’re investing in people’s futures by helping our neighbors build careers that support families and fuel our economy. The Academy at Bank of America offers resources to foster the growth and success of our communities and teammates. If you’d like to enhance your skills and boost your confidence, training is free and open to all.

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Roger Hinshaw | President, Bank of America Oregon & Southwest Washington

Hear from Roger Hinshaw, President of Bank of America Oregon & Southwest Washington, about our role in keeping Oregon & Southwest Washington moving forward.

Let’s build something together

Bank of America has been a long-time advocate for workforce development and job creation within Oregon and Southwest Washington. We partner with local leaders and organizations at the intersection of education and economic development to help connect individuals with secure family-wage careers. These efforts encompass skills development, education on viable career paths and networking programs that bring Portland’s major employers together with local students and talent from historically marginalized communities. 

To further support advancing economic mobility in our region, we work with local organizations to address food insecurity as well as provide access to affordable housing and healthcare to our community members in need. And to support the region’s vital small businesses, we provide financial mentorship to entrepreneurs throughout the region. We address these pressing community needs through philanthropy, strategic partnership and by mobilizing our employees to provide thousands of volunteer hours each year. 

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Jobs that pay a living wage — and so much more

Portland Community College provides educational and career development services to residents of five Oregon counties, with support from the PCC Foundation. The organization’s extensive experience with Black and Latino communities, vulnerable populations — including people with health challenges, those with a history of housing insecurity or incarceration, and English-language learners — helps coordinate education, social services and job assistance so each participant can achieve economic self-sufficiency. As Oregon enters a post-Covid recovery, training programs are in high demand, underscoring a need for additional funding for the organization to provide comprehensive support for local residents and businesses.

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Supporting economic opportunity for diverse people & communities

At Bank of America, we have a long-standing commitment to support economic opportunity for diverse people and communities. We are doing this by building upon our existing efforts and leveraging our strengths: creating more affordable housing and expanding home ownership, increasing lending and support to minority-owned small businesses, championing job training and career readiness and addressing health disparities like access to care. We continue to focus on working collaboratively across sectors to advance opportunities that will create real impact in the lives of individuals and for the communities we serve, using the past to inform our perspective and understanding as we tackle barriers within our communities.

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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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Wherever you are with your financial goals, we're right here to help. Our local specialists are ready with personalized advice and guidance at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk to us today.

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JD Power 2023 certified financial health support - banking and payments award

We make customers our first priority.

Two years in a row, J.D. Power has certified Bank of America in:​

Outstanding Customer/Client Satisfaction with Financial Health/Wellness Support ​

Being a great place to work has its rewards. And awards.

Because of our investments in industry-leading programs and resources, and our commitment to helping teammates achieve their personal and professional goals, we were awarded the Grand Stevie Award for Organization of the Year. *

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* The Stevie Awards recognize the achievements of businesses and professionals worldwide. Organizations self-nominate, providing data for various categories, and winners are determined by the average scores of more than 240 professionals worldwide serving as judges.