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9/11/17 11:24 am EDT

Bank of America today announced that it is directing $1 million in funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to aid the victims of Hurricane Irma, including $250,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, with the remainder to be allocated when an assessment is completed regarding specific recovery needs.

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9/11/17 10:00 am EDT

Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America are bringing together women leaders and entrepreneurs from Chicago and around the world for the Global Ambassadors Program, an initiative that advances women’s economic empowerment through mentoring. The program takes place Sept. 11-15 in Chicago, one of three U.S. locations this year, including Charlotte, N.C. in May and Los Angeles in November. 2017 marks the first time that the Global Ambassadors Program (#GlobalAmbassadors) has been held more...

9/1/17 6:32 pm EDT

Bank of America today announced that mobile financial centers and mobile ATMs have been sent to the greater Houston area to supplement local financial centers that continue to reopen in the region impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. To date, 48 of the bank’s 100-plus area financial centers have reopened, and additional centers will open to assist customers on Saturday, Sept. 2. As the recovery continues, the bank will determine more...

7/6/17 9:00 am EDT

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) and Bank of America have renewed their partnership on the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program (#PeaceThroughBusiness) to support women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan. 

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5/8/17 1:13 pm EDT

Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America are recognizing the fifth year of the Global Ambassadors Program (#GlobalAmbassadors), an initiative that advances women’s economic empowerment through mentoring, by convening the program in the U.S. for the first time. The Global Ambassadors Program kicks off this week in Charlotte, N.C., with additional programs to be held this fall in Chicago, Ill. and Los Angeles, Calif. more...

3/16/17 10:30 am EDT

Bank of America continues to make its mark as one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of the arts, and announces that grant applications are now open for the 2017 Bank of America Arts Conservation Project. The company welcomes and encourages applications from nonprofit cultural institutions with art requiring conservation. The application is available online at http://museums.bankofamerica.com/arts/Conservation/Apply, and the deadline for submissions is April 21, 2017. more...

2/23/17 11:00 am EST

Bank of America marks the 20th anniversary of the Museums on Us program with the announcement of new institutions being added to the participating museum roster. Museums on Us provides Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust credit and debit cardholders free general admission to experience more than 175 of the country’s most prominent cultural institutions across 109 cities in 33 states on the first full weekend of every month.

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2/14/17 9:30 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Community Development Banking (CDB) provided nearly $4 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions to create housing for individuals, families, veterans, seniors and the previously homeless across the United States in 2016. This effort included:

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1/9/17 12:00 pm EST

Bank of America has awarded an Art Conservation Project grant to Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University to restore “Window” by Richard Diebenkorn. As a unique opportunity to support the intersection of art and science, funding from this highly competitive global arts conservation program will allow further research into an underpainting that was discovered using a digital infrared camera by a Stanford-based art fellow at Cantor’s Art + Science Lab.

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12/7/16 12:00 pm EST

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, which will support two critical TNC initiatives. The first initiative focuses on using the comprehensive system-scale planning approach to help countries balance the generation of renewable energy and the conservation of rivers that provide food, livelihoods and many other values to people – particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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11/30/16 9:00 am EST

(RED) and Bank of America are once again joining forces on Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa. Since January 2014, Bank of America has contributed $10 million to the Global Fund through its partnership with (RED), and earlier this year announced its partnership extension that will bring the overall total to fight AIDS to $20 million by 2020.

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11/14/16 10:00 am EST

Bank of America has announced that it will provide funding to 21 projects in six countries as part of the company’s 2016 global Art Conservation Project. Works that will benefit from this year’s grants include “The Blue Boy” (1770) by Thomas Gainsborough; “Weeping Willow” (1918–1919) by Claude Monet; works by Salvador Dalí; a sixth-century haniwa (terracotta tomb figure) at the Tokyo National Museum - the only haniwa example designated as a National Treasure; and approximately 100 textiles and more...

10/3/16 9:00 am EDT

On Monday, October 3, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America will launch a week-long mentorship initiative in Sydney to advance women leaders from business, social enterprise and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Asia Pacific region. This effort, which is part of the ongoing Global Ambassadors Program(#GlobalAmbassadors), a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership, will include one-on-one mentoring sessions and strategic workshops focused on building organizational more...

7/14/16 10:00 am EDT

Special Olympics and Bank of America announced today an expanded strategic sponsorship through 2018. This extension builds on more than 30 years of support between the organizations and reinforces Bank of America’s commitment to fostering inclusion. As part of the agreement, Bank of America will serve as a premier partner for Special Olympics USA, as well as an official financial services partner of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. The company will also support Athlete more...

7/12/16 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America today announced a $40 million commitment to connect 100,000 teens and young adults to the skills and employment experiences needed for 21st-century jobs. Over the next three years, in partnership with nonprofit organizations across the country, the bank will fund summer internships, education and job training, and support diverse talent to help build a pipeline that will strengthen and enhance tomorrow’s workforce.

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5/17/16 10:00 am EDT

Bank of America continues its program to preserve culturally important works of art, announcing a request for grant applications from global art institutions. Applications for the 2016 Bank of America Art Conservation Project are welcome from all nonprofit cultural institutions with art requiring conservation. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 3, and applicants can learn how to apply online at http://museums.bankofamerica.com/arts/ more...

5/5/16 11:00 am EDT

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) and Bank of America today announced a partnership to support women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan.

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4/7/16 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America is proud to join PBS and legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, along with directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon, to present “Jackie Robinson,” a documentary film highlighting the baseball legend’s legacy both on the field as the first African-American to play in the major leagues, and off as a prominent civil rights leader and activist for social change.

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3/2/16 12:09 pm EST

Advancing women’s leadership skills and opportunities is vital to lifting economies and stabilising communities across the world, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch senior executive said Thursday at the Women, Progress and the Global Economy Public Forum in London (#WomenLead).

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3/2/16 10:00 am EST

Bank of America has announced the 2016 Museums on Us program roster, featuring many of the nation’s favorite arts, cultural and historical institutions. Museums on Us provides a cultural benefit to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit cardholders across the U.S. by providing each cardholder free admission to 150 prominent cultural institutions across 101 cities in 33 states on the first full weekend of every month. more...

2/22/16 9:00 am EST

On Monday, February 22, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America will convene a weeklong mentorship initiative in London to empower women in business and social enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Eastern Europe. This effort, which is part of the ongoing Global Ambassadors Program (#GlobalAmbassadors), a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership, will include one-on-one mentoring sessions and strategic workshops focused on building organizational management more...

1/22/16 11:35 am EST

Bank of America and (RED) today announced a partnership extension to include an additional $10 million over five years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This investment will continue efforts to raise awareness and funds to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa.

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11/17/15 9:30 am EST

Bank of America, in partnership with (RED)®, today launched a nationwide campaign featuring photos of healthy HIV-positive mothers and their HIV-negative children in Zambia. The images, taken by internationally renowned photographer Rankin, illustrate the impact of the bank’s commitment to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa by showing some of the real faces of an AIDS-free generation.

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11/4/15 9:00 am EST

Today, the National Community Advisory Council (NCAC), a diverse group of nonprofit and private-sector leaders convened by Bank of America, recognizes its 10th anniversary with the addition of five new members representing environment and sustainability expertise. Meeting this week in Washington, D.C., the group of senior consumer, community and academic leaders gathers twice a year to advise the bank on critical issues impacting society. more...

10/26/15 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America announced today the latest round of projects in its ongoing global Art Conservation Project, which will help to restore and preserve culturally significant works of art around the world. In 2015, funding will be provided for 13 projects in seven countries.

The full list of 2015 grant recipients includes:

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