Here are the 17 organizations benefitting from Bank of America’s major Giving Tuesday announcement

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(This content was co-created with Bank of America.)

This morning, Bank of America announced a commitment of more than $1 million to 17 nonprofits in celebration of Giving Tuesday.

These grant recipients have one major thing in common – they are working across the city of Charlotte to build community and boost economic mobility.

Let’s take a look at the mission of these important organizations:

A Way Home Housing Endowment
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Impact: Provides rent subsidies to homeless families, and preventive services to families at risk of homelessness. Since A Way Home was created in 2015, 90 families have been housed thanks to rent subsidies.
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Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center
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Impact: Provides program support for Ada Jenkins’ Sunshine Fund, which provides emergency rent, holistic case management, access to a food pantry and more services. The main purpose of the program is homelessness prevention.
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Charlotte Rescue Mission

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Impact: Provides emergency shelter/transitional housing for homeless men and women struggling with addiction. Through their men’s shelter and Dove’s Nest (for women and families) more than 500 people are helped annually.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership
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Impact: Provides a range of affordable housing services focused on revitalization, education and development. Serves 4,300 people annually.
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Communities in Schools
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Impact: Serves 5,800+ students who have some of the greatest needs but the fewest resources in selected Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Through school-based Site Coordinators, CIS connects students and their families to the relationships and resources they need to be successful in school and beyond.
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Community Link
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Impact: Provides homeownership counseling, financial literacy training and free tax preparation services. 11,000+ people served annually.
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Crisis Assistance Ministry
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Impact: Provides emergency rent and utility assistance along with many other services. Also helps provide financial literacy services for individuals living close to the poverty line. Their services touched more than 90,000 people last year.
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Hope Haven
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Impact: Provide transitional housing to formerly homeless individuals and families who struggled with addiction. Provides up to 2 years of housing while many of the issues that led to homelessness are addressed.
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Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
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Impact: Charlotte’s largest emergency shelter for men also provides support services through a case management team dedicated to helping men increase their income and identify and move into more appropriate housing.
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North Carolina Housing Coalition
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Impact: Advocates statewide for affordable housing policies. Responsible for the certification and continuing education of housing counselors across the state.
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Renaissance West Community Initiative
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Impact: Leading the revitalization of the former Boulevard Homes public housing site into a vibrant village called The Renaissance. Uses holistic community redevelopment, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, health and wellness services and commercial investment.
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Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
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Impact: Provide regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. Also provides training, technical assistance and hunger education to partner agencies. Coordinates a children’s feeding program and ensures children at risk of hunger are given backpacks of food to take home.
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Supportive Housing Communities
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Impact: Provides permanent supportive housing to previously chronically homeless individuals.
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Mosaic Development Group
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Impact: Statewide affordable housing agency that currently owns and operates over 900 affordable rental units across North Carolina. Also provides technical assistance to other affordable housing nonprofits.
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The Salvation Army
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Impact: The largest family emergency shelter in Charlotte served 3,000 individuals (primarily women and children) last year. Also works closely with the A Way Home endowment. 
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United Way of York County
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Impact: Grant will fund an emergency shelter program run by the United Way.
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YWCA Central Carolinas
ywca-central-carolinasImpact: Supports the YWCA’s transitional housing program, which serves close to 200 women (and children) annually.
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All photos via respective organizations. Cover image via Facebook.

(This content was co-created with Bank of America.)

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