Published on December 16, 2014

Bank of America's philanthropic arm awards basic needs grants to area nonprofits

By Beth Cravey, Florida Times-Union

Mobile Health Outreach Ministry

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded $136,035 in grants to 14 Northeast Florida nonprofits that support low-income individuals and families.

The foundation's Basic Human Services grants will help the nonprofits provide food, shelter, clothing, job training, health services, financial education and toys, according to a news release from the foundation.

"Our philanthropic support focuses on addressing basic human services by providing help at the point of need," said Gregory B. Smith, Northeast Florida market president of Bank of America. "We're also trying to solve the longer term problem of poverty by addressing financial stability issues facing low-income communities and providing access to benefits and resources."

The grant recipients were:

  • Hubbard House domestic violence shelter in Jacksonville, $20,000
  • Community Connections of Jacksonville, $20,000
  • St. Vincent's Foundation Mobile Outreach, $15,000 
  • Feeding Northeast Florida, $15,000
  • Sulzbacher Center for the homeless, $15,000
  • United Way of Northeast Florida RealSense financial education program, $10,000
  • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council, $7,000
  • Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville, $5,000
  • Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, $5,000
  • Clara White Mission, $5,000
  • Jewish Community Alliance, $5,000
  • Senior Life Foundation, $5,000
  • Quigley House, $5,000
  • 5 STAR Veterans Center, $4,035.

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