Bank of America awards $60K to Jacksonville non-profits

Donations provide immediate assistance, longter-term financial wellness

Published On: Feb 11 2013 05:05:28 PM EST

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:

“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