Denver, Colorado (02/04/15)–Mercy Housing Mountain Plains received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant is part of Bank of America’s commitment to help local nonprofit organizations that are addressing the critical issues of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Denver. Bank of America’s goal is to help individuals and families regain and maintain financial stability through access to affordable housing, preparing future homeowners, providing financial education or contributing to Denver’s economic development by supporting work that strengthens the vitality of the local community.
Mercy Housing and Bank of America are committed to generate awareness and help create stable, vibrant and healthy homes for low- and moderate-income families, seniors, individuals, and people with special needs. Mercy Housing is redefining affordable housing by not only creating a stable foundation where residents can explore their potential, but also providing practical Resident Services such as health classes, financial education, employment initiatives, and after-school programs for children.
“When people in Colorado can have greater access to affordable housing, Colorado as a whole succeeds,” said Jodi Rolland, Bank of America state president for Colorado. “Bank of America is working to revitalize neighborhoods because we know it’s a critical part of helping people find safe and affordable housing.”
“It is crucial to assist in driving economic development in Denver so we can build a healthy and vibrant community. Through this Community Development Grant, Bank of America is making a lasting impact and we are honored to be a recipient,” said Jane Graf, President and CEO of Mercy Housing, Inc. “Bank of America provides a great example of the potential of corporate social responsibility with this grant and a model for investing in nonprofits who are serving the critical needs of those in their local communities.”
About Mercy Housing
Founded in 1981, Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing organization headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 41 states, has served more than 152,000 people and has participated in the development, financing or operation of more than 45,000 homes. Mercy Housing serves families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs (formerly homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled). For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit mercyhousing.org and follow us on Twitter at @mercyhousing.
Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.