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"Oregon Tradeswomen is honored to have been selected as a Neighborhood Builder. Bank of America’s investment in workforce development in our community and in OTI’s work to expand our successful trades education program into the manufacturing sector will help manufacturers identify qualified employees to diversity their industry, and at the same time, open opportunities to more women in our community to leave poverty and enter the middle class.”
– Connie Ashbrook, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

Bank of America is proud to invest in Oregon Tradeswomen, jumpstarting their Women in Metals & Manufacturing program. By providing training and access to middle-wage jobs, OTI is helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide living wage jobs for women and families across our community. Learn how you can get involved at

Bank of America is your pass to arts and culture! The first full weekend of every month, present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit cards at Portland Art Museum, Portland Children’s Museum, the Japanese Garden or over 150 museums across the country to receive complimentary general admission. Learn more at

Join Bank of America in supporting Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Lunches program, providing more than 100,000 meals to children across our community – all hosted in local parks around Portland. Learn more…

Our Commitment To The Community

“Thanks to support from Bank of America, Dress for Success is putting women back to work, providing hope and a pathway out of poverty for individuals and families in our community. This is what fueling our economy looks like – and partnerships between businesses and nonprofits is how we’re getting it done.”
– Barb Attridge, Dress for Success

Click here to learn more about Dress For Success and how you can join Bank of America employees to make a difference in our community


The Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are addressing hunger, housing and jobs locally. Last year, Bank of America contributed more than $2.2 million locally to area nonprofits, helping those who need it most.

We focus our charitable support on nonprofits who are having the greatest impact and spearheading innovative work in our communities - whether through healthy food initiatives at Oregon Food Bank, community development efforts with Habitat for Humanity or retraining displaced workers at Portland Community College. We’re working to create immediate change for those who need it most.



Now in its tenth year, the Neighborhood Builder award focuses on a local nonprofit who is leading the way in addressing important community issues within hunger, housing and jobs – and doing it better than anyone else. The award includes $200,000 in general operating funding, as well as leadership training for key leaders within the organization. Recent awardees include Oregon Tradeswomen, Urban League of Portland, Dress for Success, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Proud Ground and REACH Community Development.




"Every year, we are able to make a greater impact in the Portland metro area thanks to the hard work of these energetic, intelligent and community–minded student leaders"
– Steve Messinetti, President and CEO, Habitat For Humanity Portland/Metro East

The Student Leaders program focuses on our next generation of community leaders – awarding five high school students with paid summer internships at local nonprofits each year. Students learn what it takes to effect positive change in their community and about the importance of public service – all while providing much-needed assistance to local nonprofit agencies.


“I’m proud to work for company that encourages volunteering. Last year, Bank of America employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours in Oregon and SW Washington - and we’re set to exceed that this year.”
– Silvia Clever, Oregon and SW Washington Bank of America Community Volunteers Leader


Bank of America’s local 1,600 employees are on the ground, volunteering with local nonprofit organizations to help improve neighborhoods. Employees and their families donate thousands of hours to volunteering each year – including stuffing backpacks with Schoolhouse Supplies, packing food boxes at Oregon Food Bank and teaching Financial Literacy classes in schools around our region.


Learn more about Bank of America’s commitment to Oregon and SW Washington by clicking on the links above, or by contacting the local Corporate Social Responsibility team.

Monique Barton

Monique Barton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility (Portland, OR.)

Nicole Frisch

Nicole Frisch, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility (Portland, OR.)

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