Bank of America Awards $1.7 Million to Middle Tennessee Nonprofits In 2021


Bank of America (BofA) annouced the award $1.7 million to local nonprofits across Middle Tennessee in 2021, according to a Wednesday statement emailed to The Tennessee Star by the banking giant. The company’s donation is part of its “commitment to strengthening communities by addressing critical needs that help advance racial equality and economic opportunity.”

BofA takes care to note that the charitable support is aimed with “particular focus on closing the equity and wealth gaps in communities of color and other disadvantaged populations disproportionately impacted by the prolonged pandemic.”

The company adds the local giving this year “was directed to alleviate the impacts of the pandemic with a focus on underserved neighborhoods and expanding access to medical care, affordable housing, and education.”

The list of Tennessee nonprofits Bank of America supported with its $1.7 million includes: Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Centennial Park Conservancy, CFMT: Opportunity Now Fund, Community Resource Center, Conexión Americas, Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Graceworks Ministries, Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Meharry Medical College, Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Nashville State Community College Foundation, Oasis Center, Raphah Institute, Rebuilding Together Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Siloam Health, St Luke’s Community House Episcopal, The Crossroads Campus, The Hope Station, The Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation, Thistle Farms, United Way of Middle Tennessee, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

In addition to philanthropic support, Bank of America, in partnership with CVS, donated 500 vouchers for free flu shots to Nashville State Community College Foundation, St. Luke’s Community House, Operation Stand Down, Fannie Battle Day Home, and Hope Station. Bank of America also provided PPE to Tennessee State University and Preston Taylor Ministries including masks and hand sanitizer to help provide a safe environment for students during the pandemic, according to Monday’s statement.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Bank of America” by Billy Hathorn CC BY-SA 3.0.




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    What a crock.