Bank of America has recognized 15 local nonprofits that provide economic mobility resources to residents to help make financial lives better. The bank awarded a total of $165,000 in grants to organizations that focus specifically on workforce development and education support, and critical needs such as hunger, homelessness, shelters and wrap around services to help get people back on the path to financial self-sufficiency.
Camp Fury was awarded $5,000 from this grant and was recognized as being an important training program, exposing female teens to traditionally male dominated public safety fields. Camp Fury will have 34 girls this year and is May 30th - June 3rd.
These funds are the first of two rounds of grants that Bank of America will strategically provide to Tucson nonprofits. Starting this summer, the second round will focus on economic mobility by addressing community development needs through investments such as affordable housing, community revitalization, arts, and the environment.
“Bank of America views both workforce development and critical needs resources as important pathways to economic mobility, and are pleased to provide $165,000 in grants to 15 high impact community nonprofits on the ground everyday helping to make a difference in Tucson,” said Adriana Kong Romero, Tucson president, Bank of America. “We want to focus on solving issues in the community rather than grant-making that is more transac...