Advancing economic mobility

We’re committed to promoting economic mobility in the communities we serve through partnerships with nonprofits, our own charitable programs and the power of our employee volunteers.

To help communities thrive, we partner with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other nonprofits that know their local populations well. Our Neighborhood Builders® program is one widespread way we work with these organizations to create sustainable change. We support efforts that provide important services like affordable housing, workforce development and hunger relief.

We also support various art and cultural institutions that are vital to vibrant, successful communities. Plus our employees are active in charitable efforts worldwide, helping offer stable housing through Habitat for Humanity and educating families on finances through Better Money Habits®.

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Building communities

All across our country, nonprofits do important, innovative work that solves social challenges, improves communities and promotes economic advancement. Our Neighborhood Builders® program provides funding and leadership training to nonprofits that are advancing economic mobility and building up underserved neighborhoods.

Since 2004, through the Neighborhood Builders and Neighborhood Champions programs, Bank of America has invested more than $285 million in 93 communities across the U.S., partnered with more than 1,400 nonprofits, and helped more than 2,800 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills.

These organizations and leaders serve many different populations and address a wide variety of issues and we are proud to support their commitment to creating real change in the places where we live and work.

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Our employees' charitable commitment

Throughout our company, thousands of our employees give their time and money to make the world a better place, year after year. These employees volunteer in their own communities and donate their pay to numerous worthy causes around the globe.

We support their dedication with volunteer opportunities, paid time off and a matching donation program. Their collective commitment adds up, on average, to more than $65 million and nearly two million hours annually.

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Ensuring the arts thrive

We support the arts across the globe, giving grants to and forming partnerships with thousands of cultural nonprofits. The institutions we work with are diverse, creating films, preserving art and exposing the public to important cultural exhibitions.

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Museums on Us Map & Location Finder - Bank of America

Bank of America's Museums on Us offers cardholders free admission to select museums the first full weekend of every month. Use our map to locate participating museums.
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Looking to the past with Ken Burns

We share Ken Burns's vision to make U.S. history into a riveting narrative, not just homework, and create a lasting impact with the general public and in classrooms around the country.
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The power of protecting cultural heritage

The Bank of America Art Conservation Project provides grants to nonprofit museums and institutions to conserve historically or culturally significant works that are in need of repair.
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Preparing tomorrow’s workforce

Solid employment skills are the key to self-sufficiency and economic mobility. That’s why we help so many different populations gain the training and education they need to succeed.

We have numerous partnerships with various nonprofits and local mayors all over the U.S. Together, we mentor, educate and train today’s youth, people in underserved populations, veterans, formerly incarcerated individuals and more.

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Explore hundreds of organizations providing funding including equity, debt and grant capital, along with an extensive list of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) supported by Bank of America.

Helping communities in need

Our status as a global company gives us the resources and reach to help in many situations, from economic advancement for individuals and small businesses to relief from natural disasters.

To have the greatest impact, we regularly partner with Community Development Financial Institutions and other organizations that know their local communities and are already serving them well.

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Empowering people with financial education

We help educate people on money topics that matter to them. Whatever a person’s experiences or life circumstances, they can make informed financial decisions when they have the right knowledge and guidance. Our Better Money Habits® tools and resources are available to everyone, online and in person, helping millions of people understand their financial picture and take action to improve it.

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Expanding opportunity and strengthening communities in Kansas City

See how Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program helps nonprofits address critical needs.
Neighborhood Builders Awardee Luz Urrutia

Meet a Neighborhood Builders® Advancing Social Equality Award winner External link, opens in a new tab

Silicon Valley’s Luz Urrutia is CEO of Accion Opportunity fund (AOF), the nation’s leading nonprofit providing small businesses with access to capital, networks, and coaching.
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Introducing the newest Neighborhood Builders: Racial Equality Award winners

Learn about our newest awardees who’ve made extraordinary contributions to break down racial barriers and create economic opportunities for Black, Hispanic-Latino, Asian American and Native American people across the nation.
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