At Bank of America, we believe we are best when we bring everyone together as a community. With more collective resources, we are better able to help make lives better through addressing the challenges we face, and working toward solutions.
Greg Bland  |  President, Bank of America San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Obispo 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. We're proud to have the efforts of our 200,000+ teammates globally recognized for putting our clients - and our communities - first.

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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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Accelerating access to capital for minority and women-led businesses

Investments help Black, Hispanic-Latino, Asian, Native American, women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Through a variety of means, the private sector can help to provide dependable, sustainable capital to community businesses in need.

See how we're supporting entrepreneurs
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Meet the next generation of change-makers

Through a national leadership summit and an internship with local partners, including Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo, our Student Leaders® program provides community-minded young students with a chance to serve, inspire and hopefully change the world.

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Greg Bland | President, Bank of America San Luis Obispo

Hear from Greg Bland, President of Bank of America San Luis Obispo, about our role in keeping San Luis Obispo moving forward.

Let’s build something together

San Luis Obispo is a dynamic community, with a diverse population and growing needs. Throughout the past challenging year, we have supported nonprofits to help feed those in need, and provided personal protection equipment for first responders, migrant workers, childcare providers and others. We believe to achieve racial equality in the workforce, we must first reduce the financial barriers to higher education. We're working with nonprofits in our area to provide grants and funding for people of color to continue their education and move on to successful careers. In particular, we’re supporting families transitioning back into society after incarceration through financial-planning and job training in the culinary arts, helping them gain the confidence to succeed. And we're focused on working with private, public and nonprofit partners here to attract other businesses to SLO to increase economic opportunity and mobility for all of our neighbors.

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On the path to a permanent home

To meet the acute housing needs of San Luis Obispo county’s Hispanic-Latino community, in 2020 El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) launched En Camino a Mi Casa. Employing a team of multicultural, bilingual staff members, the program provides culturally sensitive services in Spanish.

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California Edu-Dreaming

Along California’s Central Coast, the nonprofit People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) helps farmworkers, low-income families, seniors, veterans and others find a home. The organization’s mission also extends to an array of programs designed to improve the lives of the people who live in those homes. This includes offering K-12 educational programs at 10 on-site learning centers, as well as tackling a longstanding problem in the largely Hispanic-Latino community it serves: the college achievement gap —especially among women.

To inspire more Latina high school students to aim for college, PSHH has launched CELEBRE (College Enrollment for Latinas Entering Bright Rewarding Educations), a program that assists students with college selection, applications, and financing, and then supports them with mentors and check-ins to guide them along the way.

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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.

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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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.