Bank of America gives close to $1 million to Arkansas nonprofits in 2021

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Bank of America has awarded a total of $999,500 to local nonprofits across Arkansas this year.

The bank said it had a particular focus on “closing the equity and wealth gaps in communities of color” and other “disadvantaged populations disproportionately impacted by the prolonged pandemic.” Bank of America said much of its local giving this year was directed to address career skill building, food insecurity and health care access, which were exacerbated by the pandemic.

The nearly $1 million is a 40% increase over the bank’s giving 2020.

“While the pandemic has taken a toll on us all, there’s no doubt it has had a disproportionate impact on the communities already grappling with the effects of economic and social inequality,” said Heather Albright, president, Bank of America Arkansas. “The private sector has a responsibility to provide support that can serve as a catalyst to help advance equity and economic opportunity for everyone, and I am proud of Bank of America’s commitment to, and our team members’ engagement in, Arkansas communities.”

Nonprofits supported by Bank of America in 2021 include:

Arkansas Black Hall of Fame
Arkansas Foodbank
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Baptist Health Foundation
Boys and Girls Club
CASA of Northwest Arkansas
Central Arkansas Library System
Clinton Foundation
Credit Counseling of Arkansas
Economics Arkansas
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas
Habitat for Humanity of Benton County
Heifer International
Helen Walton Children’s Center
Junior Achievement of Arkansas
Little Rock Regional Chamber
Museum of Discovery
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
Our House
P.A.R.K. Foundation
Peace At Home Shelter
Restoration Village
Salvation Army
Samaritan Community Center
Stop the Violence
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
University of Arkansas Foundation
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Walton Arts Center
Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center