November 29 is known as Giving Tuesday and Bank of America gave in a big way in Las Vegas this year.
Bank executives hand delivered $208,000 in grants to 20 local nonprofits. The recipient nonprofits provide basic needs services to combat food insecurity and homelessness in Southern Nevada.
Funding will help individuals and families in Las Vegas gain greater economic mobility through increased access to food, shelter, benefits and other fundamental needs that will enable them to move toward long-term stability. Nonprofits receiving grants include Three Square Food Bank, The Shade Tree, Special Olympics and Blind Center of Nevada.
A complete list of organizations receiving grants include: Three Square Food Bank, Help of Southern Nevada, American Red Cross – Southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation, Blind Center of Nevada, Boys Town Nevada, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern
Nevada, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, The Shade Tree, Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada, The Huntridge Teen Clinic, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Create A Change Now, Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America, YMCA of Southern Nevada, and Baby’s Bounty.
The bank’s investment in financial education through basic needs funding is part of its broader commitment to improve the financial lives of the individuals and communities it serves. In partnership with Khan Academy and its founder, online educator Sal Khan, Bank of America developed BetterMoneyHabits.com– a free, online tool that puts financial education in the hands of consumers through easy to understand language to empower better financial lives and decisions.
In addition to philanthropic funding in Las Vegas, the bank’s employee volunteers play a critical role in helping to advance thriving communities. Last year, our employees contributed nearly 11,000 volunteer hours here in Las Vegas as part of 2 million volunteer hours given across the company.