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All Hands Raised Just Announced as Recipient of BofA’s Annual Neighborhood Builder Award, For a New Workforce Development Initiative for High School Students

All Hands Raised will receive a $200,000 grant to focus on more young people having access to well-paying and fulfilling careers in growing industries.

Bank of America has just announced All Hand Raised as its 2018 Neighborhood Builder winner. The nonprofit is being recognized for its commitment to education, equity and excellence from birth to career, and for their innovative work in mobilizing support to ensure young people in Multnomah County achieve their full potential. With this grant, All Hands Raised will fully launch a “Pathways to Construction & Manufacturing Careers” program in partnership with six area high schools, which collectively serve 12,000 students

Through the Neighborhood Builders program, each year the bank provides one Portland-area nonprofit with a unique combination of leadership training, $200,000 in flexible funding, volunteer support, and a network of peer organizations across the country

To watch the announcement on Portland Today, click here.

To learn more about the partnership, click here.

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Our commitment to the community

Dress for Success

“Thanks to support from Bank of America, Dress for Success is putting women back to work, providing hope and a pathway out of poverty for individuals and families in our community. This is what fueling our economy looks like – and partnerships between businesses and nonprofits is how we’re getting it done.”

Barb Attridge

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Charitable Giving

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are addressing hunger, housing and jobs locally. Last year, Bank of America contributed more than $2.2 million locally to area nonprofits, helping those who need it most.

We focus our charitable support on nonprofits who are having the greatest impact and spearheading innovative work in our communities - whether through healthy food initiatives at Oregon Food Bank, community development efforts with Habitat for Humanity or retraining displaced workers at Portland Community College. We’re working to create immediate change for those who need it most.

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Neighborhood Builder

Now in its tenth year, the Neighborhood Builder award focuses on a local nonprofit who is leading the way in addressing important community issues within hunger, housing and jobs – and doing it better than anyone else. The award includes $200,000 in general operating funding, as well as leadership training for key leaders within the organization. Recent awardees include Oregon Tradeswomen, Urban League of Portland, Dress for Success, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Proud Ground and REACH Community Development.

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Student Leaders

The Student Leaders program focuses on our next generation of community leaders – awarding five high school students with paid summer internships at local nonprofits each year. Students learn what it takes to effect positive change in their community and about the importance of public service – all while providing much-needed assistance to local nonprofit agencies.

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"Every year, we are able to make a greater impact in the Portland metro area thanks to the hard work of these energetic, intelligent and community–minded student leaders"

Steve Messinetti, President and CEO

Habitat For Humanity Portland/Metro East

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"I’m proud to work for company that encourages volunteering. Last year, Bank of America employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours in Oregon and SW Washington - and we’re set to exceed that this year."


Bank of America’s local 1,600 employees are on the ground, volunteering with local nonprofit organizations to help improve neighborhoods. Employees and their families donate thousands of hours to volunteering each year – including stuffing backpacks with Schoolhouse Supplies, packing food boxes at Oregon Food Bank and teaching Financial Literacy classes in schools around our region.

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How to Learn More

Learn more about Bank of America’s commitment to Oregon and SW Washington by clicking on the links above, or by contacting the local Corporate Social Responsibility team.

Monique Barton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility (Portland, OR.)

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