The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced more than $500,000 in grants to 44 nonprofits throughout South Florida that are focused on providing financial education and job skills for low- and-middle-income individuals and families as well as support for small businesses.
By investing in workforce development and education grants throughout South Florida, Bank of America helps individuals and families build better money habits and find pathways out of poverty. This year alone in Broward County, the grants will impact 13,949 individuals. Among the nonprofits receiving the grant: Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Metro-Broward Economic Development Corporation, Junior Achievement of South Florida, Take Stock in Children of Broward County, PACE Center for Girls. Jack and Jill Children’s Center, The Broward Education Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, HANDY and the Broward SCORE Chapter.
“These nonprofits connect the unemployed and underemployed to the training and education they need to land better-paying jobs,” said Lori Chevy, Broward County market president for Bank of America. “Without these services a big part of our community would continue to struggle and remain below the poverty line.”