$10M for kids – Bank boosts United Way

Bank of America has announced $10 million in grants to 139 United Way

agencies to support early childhood development programs throughout the U.S.

The grants are the second phase of a $50 million commitment – the foundation’s largest ever and one of the largest corporate grants in history – to help ensure that children are prepared to learn

when they enter school.

The “Success by 6” initiatives throughout the U.S. range from prenatal

care to immunization programs.

Three kinds of grants were awarded: planning grants for up to nine months, one-year grants to expand new initiatives and grants to increase existing initiatives.

One of the top three corporate contributors to United Way, Bank of America gave more than $36 million in associate and corporate pledges to the agency last year.

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