Bank of America has been connecting with communities and investing in the economy of New Mexico for more than 90 years through philanthropy and volunteerism.
As we wrap up the third quarter of 2014, Bank of America has already awarded $108,500 to 24 nonprofits across New Mexico to help individuals and families build better financial lives. These grants will support education, jobs, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization; areas vital to creating healthy communities.
“When people in New Mexico can have greater access to education, jobs and affordable housing, our state as a whole succeeds,” said Michael Rodriguez, state and market president at Bank of America in New Mexico. “Bank of America is working to provide access to these important needs, while also addressing issues relating to neighborhood revitalization. Skills training, jobs and stable homes are a critical part of helping people start down a path to economic stability while also meeting their immediate financial needs.”
Some local organizations that are receiving funding include:
- YES Housing: to support their general operating funds to assist with the operations of the integrated service department which coordinates with service providers in the community to provide nutrition programs, education, basic computer skills training, basic human needs, social opportunities and much more.
- Junior Achievement of New Mexico: to fund critically needed educational programming and experiences for more than 500 highly at-risk students in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe regions.
- Southwest Neighborhood Housing Service: to support financial and homebuyer education for families and individuals who are either disabled or below the poverty line.
- Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity: to fund the building of 5-7 homes in Albuquerque, providing more affordable housing to the population.
For more information on organizations Bank of America supports, or to submit an application for grant funding, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation