Bank of America Has Contributed More Than $700,000 to Greater Maryland Communities

(August 16, 2019—BALTIMORE, Md.) Bank of America is continuing its commitment to Greater Maryland, granting $720,000 to more than 30 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of Marylanders. Most recently, the bank announced a $100,000 grant to YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program.  

“Our team is committed to pursuing environmental, social and governance leadership to address issues fundamental to economic mobility and the needs of individuals and families,” said Bank of America’s Greater Maryland Market President Sabina Kelly. “Through crucial funding opportunities and strong partnerships forged with innovative organizations, Bank of America is helping to build healthy, successful communities with the power to thrive.”

Grantee recipients include organizations like Urban Alliance Baltimore, which connects over 25 businesses and 18 high schools throughout the city to offer students paid, professional internship opportunities—including positions at the bank. 

“As our longest and largest partner in the region, Bank of America has provided dozens of underserved youth with the internships and mentoring to set them on a pathway to economic self-sufficiency,” said Stephanie Amponsah, executive director of Urban Alliance Baltimore. “From employees volunteering their time to teach professional development workshops, to supporting our youth every step of the way, Bank of America is a partner that always goes above and beyond to build the next generation of talent.”

Bank of America grantees in Maryland include:
•    Baltimore City Foundation (YouthWorks)
•    Baltimore Corps
•    Biotechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.
•    Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
•    Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County
•    Cash Campaign of Maryland
•    Center for Urban Families, Inc.
•    Council on Economic Education in Maryland
•    Digital Harbor Foundation
•    Franciscan Center, Inc.
•    Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
•    Harford Family House
•    Helping Up Mission of Baltimore City, Inc.
•    Hopeworks of Howard County
•    Human Services Programs of Carroll County
•    Jewish Community Center
•    Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
•    Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore
•    Marian House, Inc.
•    Maryland Food Bank, Inc.
•    Maryland New Directions, Inc.
•    Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.
•    Moveable Feast, Inc.
•    National Aquarium, Inc.
•    NPower
•    Paul’s Place, Inc.
•    Salisbury Urban Ministries
•    Sisters Circle, Inc.
•    South Baltimore Learning Corporation
•    The Caroline Friess Center, Inc.
•    The Light House, Inc.
•    The United Way of Central Maryland
•    The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
•    The Women’s Housing Coalition, Inc.
•    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
•    Urban Alliance

Since 2004, Bank of America has partnered with more than 1,000 nonprofits in over 49 communities nationwide, connected more than 3,000 students to employment and service opportunities, and invested more than $220 million to build sustainable communities. Building on its commitment to creating pathways to success and alleviating poverty, in 2019, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is prioritizing economic mobility and workforce development.

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At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).

Additional resources:
•    More information on Bank of America’s charitable giving in Baltimore City and Greater Maryland here.
•    Images from the Mayor’s YouthWorks press conference here.

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