Eighteen local nonprofits get support from Bank of America
June 15, 2020 - Bank of America, the largest retail bank operating in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, gave grants totaling $875,000 to 18 local nonprofits to address issues related to COVID-19. Those local groups are: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast; Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay; CDC of Tampa; Crisis Center of Tampa Bay; Daystar Life Center; ECHO of Brandon; Feeding Tampa Bay; Homeless Empowerment Project; Meals on Wheels of Tampa; Metropolitan Ministries; Pinellas County Urban League; Pinellas Education Foundation; St. Petersburg Free Clinic; Starting Right, Now; Tampa Bay Job Links; United Way Suncoast; University Area CDC; and YMCA of St. Petersburg. Separately, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has made a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities nationwide address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. Those programs will be focused on assisting people and communities of color that have experienced a greater impact from the health crisis, a news release said. Local recipients of the $1 billion commitment have not yet been determined.