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 address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners 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.

Greg Bland | President, Bank of America San Luis Obispo

Greg Bland | President, Bank of America San Luis Obispo

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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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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Meeting the growing demand for a square meal

In the face of the pandemic, Feeding America has seen the need for food assistance rise by 70% across the country. To support our nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity in providing critical assistance, we gave Feeding America a $1 million grant and more than $15 million to its partner organizations.

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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. 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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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.