Bank of America Tuesday announced $3.97 million in grants to 104 Los Angeles-area nonprofits intended to help drive economic opportunity and upward mobility for individuals and families.

The nonprofits receiving funding primarily provide workforce development services building pathways to employment, including providing education and resources to rebuild careers that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional programs funded by the grants support basic needs such as hunger relief, health care and emergency shelter.

“The strategic investment into immediate short-term and longer-term needs has been key in helping disadvantaged communities progress as society and the economy begin to safely reopen,” said Raul Anaya, president of Bank of America Los Angeles. “By investing in Los Angeles’ incredible network of nonprofits, Bank of America provides philanthropic capital to help advance economic and social progress, enabling our region to succeed.”

It’s the first of two rounds of grants to be issued by the bank in 2021.

Some nonprofits are already putting the bank’s recent round of investments to work. For example, JVS SoCal, which continues to see a demand for its services due to the lingering economic impacts of COVID-19, is using its funds to provide career-readiness training to residents in low-income areas across Los Angeles County for jobs in health care, medical back-office support, apartment management, and in banking. More than 70% of JVS’ clientele are Latino and Black.

The P.F. Bresee Foundation sees high unemployment and socio-economic isolation in Central Los Angeles and is utilizing its funds to train and mentor youth from low-income families on such soft skills as resume writing, email etiquette, and emotional intelligence. The program generally secures jobs for youth after training.

EXP is looking to reach hundreds of underserved high school students across Los Angeles County to improve graduation rates and prepare them for college or careers.

Here is a complete list of grant recipients:


–Ace Foundation

–Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program

–Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

–Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (Long Beach)

–AbilityFirst (Pasadena)

–Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

–Aquarium Of The Pacific (Long Beach)

–Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach

–Boys And Girls Club of Santa Monica

–California Council on Economic Education (Torrance)

–California Science Center Foundation

–Cal State Northridge Foundation

–Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

–Central American Resource Center of California

–Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

–City Year Inc.

–Coalition For Responsible Community Development

–Community Development Technologies Center

–Coro Southern California

–Fulfillment Fund

–Goodwill Industries of Southern California

–Goodwill SOLAC (Long Beach)

–International Trade Education Programs Inc. (Carson)

–Junior Achievement of Southern

–JVS SoCal

–Liberty Hill Foundation

–Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade

–Los Angeles Team Mentoring Inc.


–P F Bresee Foundation

–Para Los Ninos

–Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club (Newhall)

–Special Olympics Southern California

–Streetlights Production Assistant Program

–Teach For America

–Telacu Education Foundation

–The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley

–The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Venice

–The Chrysalis Center

–The Learning Centers at Fairplex (Pomona)

–The Posse Foundation

–The Workforce Investment Board of The City Of LA


–University Of La Verne


–Virtual Enterprises International

–White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation

–Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Los Angeles


–A Place Called Home

–Alliance For Housing and Healing

–American National Red Cross

–Altamed Health Services Corp.

–American Red Cross

–Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council

–Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles

–Assistance League of Los Angeles

–Bet Tzedek

–California Hospital Medical Center Foundation

–Center For The Pacific Asian Family Inc.

–Central City Neighborhood Partners

–Century Villages At Cabrillo (Long Beach)

–Clinica Msr.

–Covenant House California

–Door of Hope (Pasadena)

–El Nido Family Centers

–Engage (Burbank)

–Food Forward Inc. (North Hollywood)

–Foodbank Of Southern California

–Foothill Unity Center (Monrovia)


–Hope Of The Valley Rescue Mission (Mission Hills)

–Inland Valley Council of Churches (Pomona)

–Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

–Kheir Clinic

–L.A. Family Housing Corporation (North Hollywood)

–Lift Inc.

–Long Beach Rescue Mission

–Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

–Los Angeles LGBT Center

–Los Angeles Mission Inc.

–Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

–Mar Vista Family Center (Culver City)

–Mend-Meet Each Need with Dignity (Pacoima)

–Midnight Mission

–New Directions Inc.

–People Assisting The Homeless

–Project Angel Food

–Proyecto Pastoral

–Rescue Mission Alliance

–Shelter Partnership Inc.

–Southern California Indian Center

–St. Barnabas Senior Center of Los Angeles

–The People Concern

–Salvation Army

–Union Rescue Mission

–Union Station Homeless Service

–United States Veterans Initiative

–United Way of Greater Los Angeles

–Upward Bound House (Santa Monica)

–Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach (Torrance)

–Weingart Center Association,

–West Angeles Community Development Corporation

–West Side Food Bank

–YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles


–Center Theater Group of Los Angeles

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