Bank of America awards grants to address critical needs

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced $416,500 in grants to Connecticut nonprofits, including several in Fairfield and New Haven counties. The funds will address critical needs such as hunger relief and shelter, and longer-term solutions that promote financial wellness through access to benefits and resources.

“Making investments that address the most critical needs of the people that live in Fairfield and New Haven counties is part of our commitment to improving our communities and the local economy,” said Bill Tommins, southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America. “These grants will help nonprofits maintain vital local safety net programs, while also developing and growing programs that instill longer-term financial wellness.”

Some of the local organizations receiving grants include Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Connecticut Food Bank, FSW, Homes with Hope, Near and Far Aid,  Operation Hope of Fairfield, Supportive Housing Works and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

“Connecticut Food Bank is grateful for the support from Bank of America and this investment in our communities,” said Nancy L. Carrington, Connecticut Food Bank’s president and chief executive officer. “One in seven Connecticut households struggles to put food on the table. With this grant, we will be able to distribute more than 58 tons of healthy, fresh produce, providing help and hope to our neighbors in need.”

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is awarding similar grants to more than 1,000 nonprofits across the country. The majority of grants will support nonprofits serving low-income communities in which residents face significant economic challenges.

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