As the economy begins to improve across San Francisco and the East Bay, it’s important to help our most vulnerable populations such as seniors, disabled adults and the formerly homeless be able to afford to still call the Bay Area ‘home.’
Gioia McCarthy  |  President, Bank of America San Francisco-East Bay
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San Francisco 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 address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with partners who support diverse entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy — including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Gioia McCarthy | President, Bank of America San Francisco-East Bay

Hear from Gioia McCarthy, President of Bank of America San Francisco-East Bay, about our role in keeping San Francisco-East Bay moving forward.

Let’s build something together

As President of Bank of America San Francisco-East Bay, I get to partner with organizations such as Working Solutions to help Small Businesses in the Bay Area. I oversee the bank’s work connecting individuals, families, and businesses to resources that make their financial lives better from San Francisco to the East Bay. I’m also charged with helping strengthen economic opportunity and build strong communities through social responsibility efforts, which as we know are absolutely essential to San Francisco and the East Bay at this time. These initiatives, like funding critical mental health support, partnering with San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, and supporting workforce development and education allow us to all come together as neighbors and partners toward a better San Francisco and the East Bay.

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Giving more kids a chance to attend college

Since its founding in 1981, the mission of the nonprofit 10,000 Degrees has been to help Bay Area students from low-income backgrounds enroll in and graduate from college. Operating in seven counties, including Marin, Sonoma and most recently Napa, 10,000 Degrees is focused on helping students from low-income families. Through partnerships with more than 20 local high schools in Marin and Sonoma counties, 10,000 Degrees guides high-school seniors and their families through the college selection, application and financial aid process, for both four-year and community colleges.

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Helping Bay Area hospitals during the pandemic

Our entire region benefitted by a partnership between The Valley Medical Center Foundation and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group that coordinated distributing medical supplies like ventilators and personal protective equipment to where it was needed most. To help local hospitals scale up their aid efforts, Bank of America provided a $550,000 grant as part of its national pledge to support nonprofits responding to the pandemic.

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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. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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