Bank of America Awards More Than $1.2 Million to Atlanta Nonprofits

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Grants to 53 organizations across region focus on basic needs, workforce development, and education in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America announced more than $1.2 million in grants to 53 Atlanta nonprofits to help drive economic opportunity for individuals and families. Grants focus on workforce development and education to help individuals chart a path to employment and better economic futures, as well as basic needs fundamental to building life-long stability.

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While Atlanta's economy is recovering from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Georgia's unemployment rate (2.9%) is better than the national average (3.6%), the state has also added more jobs. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the state's jobs are at all-time high.

Employment is a key driver of economic mobility in Atlanta. That's why the bank is focused on building pathways to employment by supporting a range of workforce development and educational opportunities that will help vulnerable individuals and families stabilize and advance.

"Investing in partnerships with nonprofit organizations addressing issues like workforce development, food insecurity and affordable housing is part of our approach to driving economic opportunity and social progress in Atlanta," said Al McRae, president, Bank of America Atlanta. "This recent philanthropic investment in Atlanta nonprofits is just one way Bank of America deploys capital locally to help remove barriers to economic success and build a more sustainable community."

One Bank of America grant recipient is Georgia Justice Project (GJP). For 15 years, GJP has helped individuals clean up their criminal history to remove barriers to employment, housing and education. With this support from Bank of America, GJP will be able to help people leaving the criminal justice system become empowered members of our community.

"One mistake should not mean a lifetime without opportunity," said Georgia Justice Project's Executive Director, Doug Ammar. "This support from Bank of America will help Georgia Justice Project expand its commitment to Georgians who have been impacted by the criminal legal system and help marginalized people get a second chance. Our gratitude to Bank of America for furthering our mission to reduce crime and recidivism in our communities by empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives."

The full list of organizations receiving grants are:

  • Asian American Resource Foundation

  • Atlanta Business League

  • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

  • Atlanta Police Foundation

  • Atlanta Victim Assistance

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

  • Back on My Feet

  • Bigger Vision of Athens

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Atlanta

  • CHRIS 180

  • City of Refuge

  • Clark Atlanta University

  • Communities in Schools of Atlanta

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

  • Dalton State College Foundation

  • East Lake Foundation

  • Families First

  • Family Promise of Hall County

  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

  • Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter

  • Georgia Justice Project

  • Georgia Mountain Food Bank

  • Grady Health System

  • Grove Park Foundation

  • Jonathan's House Ministries

  • Junior Achievement of Georgia

  • La Amistad

  • Latin American Association

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • Meals on Wheels Atlanta

  • Must Ministries

  • Nana Grants

  • Open Hand Atlanta

  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence

  • Per Scholas

  • Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services

  • Shelters to Shutters

  • Strive International

  • Teach for America

  • The Posse Foundation

  • The Summit Counseling Center

  • The Urban League of Greater Atlanta

  • Trees Atlanta

  • United Negro College Fund

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta

  • University of Georgia Research Foundation

  • Urban League of Greater Columbus

  • Urban Health and Wellness

  • Women in Technology

  • Women Moving On

  • Year Up

  • Young Men's Christian Association of Athens, GA
    - Young Women's Christian Organization of Athens, GA

Since 2017, Bank of America's nearly 5,000 Atlanta teammates have contributed over 255,000 volunteer hours and $30 million in grant support to organizations in metro Atlanta. These investments are part of the company's commitment to responsible growth to improve the financial lives of individuals, families, and communities across the state.

Learn more about Bank of America's Philanthropic Strategy

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