As a follow up to the $100 million philanthropic commitment that Bank of America recently announced to support Coronavirus-related community needs across the globe, the bank announced it has already directed $300,000 in grants to 14 Southern Arizona nonprofits. These local organizations are collectively addressing the immediate needs of:
- Healthcare: Community health clinics serving low-income populations
- Hunger: Food assistance and meal delivery to vulnerable households
- Childcare: Daycare for front-line workers battling the virus
- Shelter: Domestic violence shelters and other emergency housing services
“Now more than ever, our Tucson community needs to take care of one another. Thanks to the responsive leadership of the incredible nonprofit community across Southern Arizona, we can together help address this health and humanitarian crisis,” said Adriana Kong Romero, Tucson market president, Bank of America.
Among these nonprofits are El Rio Health Center Foundation which is serving more than 45,000 patients virtually and in person at eight sites during this public health crisis; and the YMCA of Southern Arizona which is providing emergency childcare to children of healthcare professionals, first responders and other essential workers at six YMCA locations across Pima county.
Additional recipients include: United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s United for Southern Arizona Community Relief Fund; Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Caridad Community Kitchen currently experiencing a 50% increase in meal deliveries to homebound individuals; Tucson Center for Women and Children also experiencing increased demand for resources for domestic violence victims; and Primavera Foundation for additional shelter needs.