Bank Of America Supports CROS Ministries

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced that 123 nonprofits in South Florida have collectively been awarded nearly $3 million in grants in 2018. The grants focus on three areas key to building thriving communities and providing pathways to economic mobility: critical issues, including hunger, homelessness and poverty; workforce development and skills training; and community development, including affordable housing, community revitalization and the arts.

One of the bank’s signature foundation programs, Neighborhood Builders, is now in its 15th year as one of the country’s largest philanthropic investments in nonprofit leadership. In Palm Beach County, 2018 Neighborhood Builder CROS Ministries will receive $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand its impact in the community.

“Hunger is a critical issue in Palm Beach County, and CROS Ministries provides thousands of people in our community with the support they need to survive,” said Fabiola Brumley, Palm Beach County market president for Bank of America. “We are honored to work with an organization like CROS Ministries, which has fought to make our community a better place for more than 40 years. This Neighborhood Builder award will provide them with the flexible funding, leadership development and peer network they need to make their biggest impact yet.”

CROS Ministries’ mission is serving the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin counties through community collaboration. In 2017, the nonprofit served 84,201 meals, fed 66,570 individuals in need and worked with local farms to secure more than 500,000 pounds of produce that went directly to the most food-insecure residents.

The $200,000 Neighborhood Builder grant from Bank of America will be used to grow its gleaning program resources and expand its reach by launching a new mobile food pantry, allowing the nonprofit to feed residents in previously unserved communities.