Bank of America Boosts Metro Detroit Nonprofits with $1.1 Million Investment

Courtesy of Bank of America

The American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan was one of the non-profits recently awarded $1.1 million in grants from Bank of America as part of its annual first round of grants in Southeast Michigan. The grants aim to enhance the well-being of individuals and families through investments in health and employment opportunities.

Matt Elliott, president of Bank of America Michigan, says the goal is to take action, and this funding helped provide the resources and support needed to help build thriving communities in Michigan.

“It’s critically important to partner with Detroit nonprofit organizations to help address disparities in access to health care, education and employment as part of Bank of America’s commitment to supporting progress and economic mobility for all in Michigan,” Elliott said.

A first-time grant recipient, the American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan (AIHFS) will use its funds to promote youth workforce development by providing salaries and other support to the group’s Summer Employment Program for young adults ages 18-24, providing these young people with valuable employment experience.

Chasity Dial, AIHFS CEO, is thankful to Bank of America for their generous support, which allowed the company to hire four dedicated young individuals for our summer youth program.

“This opportunity not only benefits the youth employees by providing invaluable work experience, but also significantly impacts our agency. Their involvement will enhance the effectiveness of our program, allowing us to better serve and empower the next generation of Native youth in Southeast Michigan,” Dial said.

The bank is committed to allocating financial support to nonprofit organizations that address various poverty-related issues. This includes funding for programs that aim to improve access to healthcare, promote food security and nutrition, and provide assistance for family stabilization.

  • American National Red Cross
  • United Community Family Services
  • Children’s Center of Wayne County
  • Food Gatherers
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Haven, Inc.
  • Pope Francis Center
  • Ruth Ellis Center
  • SAY Detroit
  • Salvation Army
  • Lighthouse

The bank also supports nonprofits focused on workforce development opportunities like education, upskilling, and reskilling programs that will help individuals and families stabilize and advance. Recipients include:

  • Accounting Aid Society
  • American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan
  • Connect Detroit – Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
  • Detroit PAL
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Greening of Detroit
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
  • Midnight Golf Program
  • Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit
  • NPOWER, Inc.
  • SER Metro Detroit Jobs for Progress
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Teach for America, Inc.
  • The Edison Institute, Inc.
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Over the last decade, Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation has provided $45.3 million in grants to non-profit organizations in Michigan.

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