YWCA Richmond Awarded 2016 Neighborhood Builders grant

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 Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which provides $200,000 to high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges  

ywca-nb-2016Richmond, Va. Bank of America has announced YWCA Richmond as the 2016 recipient of its Neighborhood Builders grant. The nonprofit is being recognized for its rehousing program for survivors of domestic violence, its workforce development programs and recent launch of their preschool. The initiatives support the sustainable growth of the Richmond economy. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of leadership development, $200,000 in flexible funding, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in the Richmond community.

“We recognize the critical role that local nonprofits and their leaders play in strengthening our community and creating pathways toward economic progress in the Richmond community,” said Victor Branch, Richmond market president for Bank of America.

“Through our Neighborhood Builders program, we connect outstanding nonprofits like the YWCA to the funding anboanbd leadership development resources they need to scale their impact and foster a community where all families have the opportunity to live their best lives.”

YWCA Richmond’s goal is to empower women, children, and their families to live their best lives through early childhood education programming, violence prevention education, and emergency and on-going services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

“The Neighborhood Builders grant gives YWCA Richmond the ability to reach more survivors of domestic and sexual violence with trauma-informed services, and more young children with high quality, innovative and affordable preschool education,” Linda Tissiere, chief executive officer of YWCA Richmond said. “We are honored to receive this award and partner with Bank of America to expand our community impact for women, children and families.” cropped-ywfaviconf1.png