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. 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 San Luis Obispo

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 San Luis Obispo recently presented SLO Food Bank with a check for $25,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.

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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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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Keeping students connected during the pandemic

For students of Cuesta College, the shift to online classes due to the coronavirus came at a time of economic stress brought on by the loss of tourism-related jobs. To ensure these hardworking students could continue learning and earning credits online, we awarded a $10,000 grant to Cuesta's Assistance for Student Emergencies (CASE), which helped to provide students with $250 to $1,000 cash payments to cover basic needs like laptop computers.

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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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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.