In response to pressing challenges facing individuals and families across the country, Bank of America is lending, investing and giving to help create economically vibrant communities that are better places in which to live and do business. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of our communities through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing critical needs, such as hunger. In order to create greater impact, we leverage a powerful combination of local and national funding and volunteerism, both addressing the needs of the community and supporting the passion of our employees. These activities help create a ripple effect of positive change and economic stability in communities across the country.

In 2014, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will issue three requests for proposals (RFPs) on the priority focus areas of:

  • Jobs: Workforce development and education (Application period: January 21-February 14)
  • Housing: Community development (Application period: April 21-May 9)
  • Hunger: Basic human services (Application period: July 21-August 8)


Must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation

Must be based and serve communities in these markets

Should be aligned with our funding priorities of community development, education and workforce development and critical needs