JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Monday announced $60,000 in grants to four nonprofits in Jacksonville to “critical needs,” such as hunger and shelter, and support long-term solutions that promote financial wellness.

The organizations receiving funding are:

  • Sulzbacher Center received $15,000 to fund its Meals for the Homeless program that provides meals for homeless and impoverished people seven days a week.
  • St. Vincent’s Foundation received $15,000 to fund medical services and programs for those in need. Services include its Mobile Health Outreach Ministry, health screenings, preventative education and medical treatment.
  • Community Connections received $10,000 to provide its clients with emergency food. The food will stock the pantry at the Davis Center, where clients receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) services on an ongoing basis.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank received $20,000 to support its annual Empty Bowls Luncheon that demonstrates community support for those coping with hunger in North Florida.

“We’re committed to supporting our local community and look to make investments that are responding to the greatest needs of the people that live here,” said Greg Smith, BoA's Northeast Florida market president. “These grants will assist nonprofits addressing Jacksonville’s immediate needs while also supporting integrated services that will help people get back on their feet.”

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation will award nearly $22 million in grants to over 1,000 nonprofits across the country. The majority of grants will support nonprofits serving low-income communities that have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation accepts grant applications from nonprofits working on workforce development and education through Feb. 15, 2013. For more information on the request for proposals, or to submit an application, please visit BankOfAmerica.com/foundation