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For Good: USFSP develops financial literacy training

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03/20/2018

With help from a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be rolling out training next fall for students and the general public in a mock Wall Street trading room. “The room is all set up and ready to go,” says Sridhar (Sri) Sundaram, ...

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Bank of America Donates $500K to USF Wealth Management Center

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03/02/2018

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's new Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center, unveiled Thursday. It's one of the largest corporate grants USF St. Petersburg has ever received, according to the Tampa Bay Times, which ...

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Prospera Honors Successful Hispanic Business Owners

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10/27/2017

Three Tampa Bay business owners were honored at the 2017 Prospera Success Stories Luncheon. Four hundred attendees—including Prospera clients and volunteers, government, business and community leaders---gathered to celebrate Hispanic entrepreneurship and raise funds that help sustain programs delivered for free to entrepreneurs throughout the year. Besides reiterating their gratitude to sponsors, Prospera's leaders emphasized the importance of small businesses and the positive impact of Hispanic entrepreneurs in our economy.

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Work for one of these companies? If so, it's one of the most generous in Manatee County

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10/24/2017

United Way Suncoast recently issued its annual list of the most generous workplaces in Manatee County, with the top 25 companies representing $1.6 million in monetary and in-kind contributions.

Publix Super Markets led the way as the most generous workplace in the county, followed by Tropicana Products, Inc., and Manatee County Government. The School District of Manatee County and Beall’s Inc. rounded out the top five.

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Bank of America Announces Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

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09/12/2017

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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Good News: Bank of America awards $10K Economic Mobility Grant

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08/04/2017

Florida State College at Jacksonville has received a $10,000 Economic Mobility Grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Most of the funds will be used to build a more robust internship experience for 20 students in the Associate in Science in IT Security program. This will enhance the college’s overall workforce development initiatives while also addressing the community’s shortage of highly skilled cyber-security professionals.

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Monday Editorial: GRANT FOR FSCJ

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07/14/2017

Congratulations to Florida State College at Jacksonville for being awarded a $10,000 Economic Mobility grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. FSCJ will use the grant to help 20 students in the college’s Information Technology Security program receive paid internship experience as they prepare for careers in the cybersecurity field.

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Report: $10M investment leads to 4000 workers trained

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06/05/2017

Sarasota-based CareerEdge Funders Collaborative released a report on its workforce development outcomes in the Manatee-Sarasota region.

The report details CareerEdge data from its inception in 2010 to 2016. According to a press release announcing the report, $10.1 million was invested in workforce development since 2010 with over 4,000 workers trained. The press release also states the funding led to a $20.7 million increase in annual earnings gains for area employees.

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Bank of America funds a new on-site computer lab at Chapman Partnership

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01/04/2017

With the help of Bank of America, Chapman Partnership now has a new on-site computer lab where its residents can participate in online job training, are learning how to use the computer to research job opportunities, submit applications, and prepare or update their resumes.

Funded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Basic Human Services Grant, the computer lab is essential to the homeless assistance center’s mission to empower its homeless residents and provide them with the necessary skills and tools to find employment and, in turn, a sustainable living source.

The grant, is part of a $594,500 collective investment the bank is making in South Florida to address issues related to basic human services.

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Barry University Receives Workforce Development and Education Grant from Bank of America ...

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12/01/2016

Barry University was one of the recipients of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Workforce Development and Education grants. The grant is part of more than $525,000 the bank is investing in support of workforce development and education programs across South Florida.

Bank of America’s grant helps fund Barry University programs that serve the student population.

For years, Bank of America has invested in South Florida’s workforce development and education infrastructure, helping individuals and families build better money habits and find pathways out of poverty. In addition, the grant provides small businesses with technical assistance and support to help them thrive.

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CareerEdge lauded in national study

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11/08/2016

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative was lauded in a recent International Economic Development Council report on the changing landscape of workforce "learning systems." 

CareerEdge was created with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the City of Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Bank of America, the Bradenton 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority and the Manatee Community Action Agency. It is also supported by contributions from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, Microsoft, Sarasota County Government, Jane’s Trust, JP Morgan Chase, the Scheidel Foundation and United Way Suncoast.

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TCC Receives Donation Over $27000 from Florida College Foundation

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09/22/2016

Tallahassee Community College received a big donation from the Florida College System Foundation. This year's donation to the TCC Foundation included $10,922 from Florida Blue for nursing and allied health scholarships, $11,338 from the Helios Education Foundation for scholarships for first-generation-in-college students, and $5,127 from Bank of America for the Dream Makers Scholarship.

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Florida Grand Opera Receives Grant From Bank Of America Charitable Foundation

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09/21/2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announced that it has been named a recipient of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's 2016 Community Development grants. The grant is part of a $487,500 collective donation to support affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in South Florida.

The funding will help low and moderate income individuals and families who are struggling access resources for affordable housing and create better living environments through community revitalization. It will also support organizations like museums, art institutions, zoos and performing arts centers that educate and enrich individuals through cultural experiences while serving as an economic driver revitalizing our communities.

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Nonprofit news: Bank of America grant funds STEM camps for Communities In Schools students

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07/27/2016

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded Communities In Schools of Jacksonville a $16,250 grant for the nonprofit’s summer STEM camps.

The annual camps give high school students the opportunity to improve their skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and explore career paths with local businesses specializing in those industries, including Medtronic, Eagle View Windows and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

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Collaborative nonprofit programs in Northeast Florida recognized

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07/10/2016

Two Jacksonville charities that are working to help low-income families — one through a multitude of pathways, the other focusing on health care — were recently honored by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

Also recognized at the center’s annual “Local Focus. Lasting Impact. Awards” was Sherry Magill, president of the Jacksonville-based Jessie Ball duPont Fund and a leader in the national philanthropic community.

Family Foundations was given the Social Innovation Award for its 1,000 in 1,000 initiative to move 1,000 people out of poverty every 1,000 days. The 1,000 in 1,000 initiative has already received national recognition, including the 2015 Neighborhood Builders Award for Jacksonville from Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation, which included $200,000.

Contributions continue to come in for OneOrlando fund

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06/22/2016

Bank of America is donating $300,000 through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The bank also is matching employee donations of up to $5,000. The employee match program is uncapped and does not have an end date.

"Our hope is that in some small way we can impact the victims and their families and, hopefully, the LGBT and Hispanic communities," said Steve Alch, Orlando market president of Bank of America.

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