Bank of America Names Partnership for Strong Communities and Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters 2021 Hartford Neighborhood Builders®
Program Provides $200,000 in Flexible Funding to Each Organization and Leadership Development Training to Advance Economic Mobility in the Greater Hartford Region
Hartford, CT – Programs that help address the Hartford region’s issues around equitable housing and opportunities for youth will be able to scale, helping even more people through a multi-year grant from Bank of America. Partnership for Stronger Communities (PSC) and Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters (NBBBS) have been named as the 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® awardees for their work in the Hartford community addressing these issues.
As a Neighborhood Builder, each organization receives a $200,000 grant over two years, comprehensive leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader on topics ranging from increasing financial sustainability, human capital management and strategic storytelling, joins a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and gets the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact. The program continues to be the nation’s largest investment into nonprofit leadership development.
“Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program is an innovative opportunity that provides immediate funding and guides nonprofit leaders with long-term support through educational and leadership training,” said Joseph Gianni, president, Bank of America of Greater Hartford. “Partnership for Strong Communities and Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters share missions that demonstrate a deep commitment to making Connecticut a more resilient and equitable place to live. We congratulate them and look forward to seeing how they will make even greater strides toward social progress in the Greater Hartford region as this year’s Neighborhood Builders.”