Bank Of America Charitable Foundation Inc

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Location: 150 N College St Nc1-028-17-06, Charlotte, 28202 NC

EIN: 20-0721133

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Top descriptors for this funder

4Difficult to work with4Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues3Bureaucratic3Friendly2Risk averse2Builds relationships2Likes site visits1Culturally incompetent1Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field1"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Gives more than money1Positive leader in the field

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Bank Of America Charitable Foundation Inc

Jun 11, 2019 2

Reviewer 770 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Read all the way through the application first. Some of the items you might normally include in a narrative section will be asked later, so you can save your character count for something else.

Pay attention to word counts! The "Detailed Grant Description" gives you an insufficient number of characters. Use them wisely.

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Jul 09, 2018 1

Reviewer 2327 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I was very pleased with the response to our application. Invited in for an informal discussion regarding the project and how BoA could make a greater community impact.


Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jul 09, 2018 3

Reviewer 761 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We applied several years now and tried networking with contacts to the foundation without any success. Truly believe you need a champion on BofA Foundation to get results.



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Jun 08, 2018 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

It's absolutely true that you have to have a relationship with the local folks, and that BoA funds agencies and places where they can maximize their public relations benefits. But I've always had good luck talking with the local market people, who were very accessible and friendly. If you aren't in a market they value, you'll probably be wasting your time on a lengthy application.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships

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Jun 01, 2018 2

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

It is impossible to find contact information for an actual person who can talk to you about your request prior to applying. I have applied a few times for projects that seem to be a great fit for their priorities and have never been funded.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues

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May 08, 2018 1

Reviewer 8115 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

This one sort of seems like sending an application into space and wondering what will happen. Hard to reach them to talk out if it's a good fit, and a very long time before you hear back.

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Apr 03, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Not very accessible. Can't really talk to anyone at this foundation. They have, however, funded small grants, typically about half what we need for a project.



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Jan 29, 2018 2

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Don't trust the RFP on their website. They are not interested in unsolicited requests. You must establish a relationship with local/regional staff first.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with

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Oct 23, 2017

Did not apply

Had a phone call to explore their support for opening an office of a national nonprofit in the program officer's geographic region. She shared that they only support when the program is operational in the region and has results to share. Not the warmest demeanor.


Difficult to work with

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Sep 07, 2017

Reviewer 554 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They encourage applications and publicize the RFPs but it's very difficult to get funded even with a very good fit with the funding areas.

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