The $100 million philanthropic commitment that Bank of America recently announced to support Coronavirus-related community needs across the globe will be allocated in Southern Nevada. Bank of America has so far directed $805,000 to 19 local nonprofits addressing the immediate virus-related needs of:
- Hunger: Food assistance and meal delivery to vulnerable households
- Education: Virtual and online continuing education programming
- Shelter: Rapid redeployment for shelters, rental assistance and other emergency housing services
Among these nonprofits are Three Square Food Bank’s Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund that with the bank’s grant will provide an additional 360,00 meals; the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund providing rental assistance; Clark County School District’s Public Education Foundation that is training teachers for online education, and funding Google Chrome Books and WiFi for Title 1 students adapting to online classroom learning; and Nevada Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to purchase PPE for first responders and healthcare providers.