The Broward Partnership has been named a recipient of a Bank of America Charitable Foundation 2015 Basic Human Services Grant. The grant is part of a $536,000 collective investment the bank is making in South Florida to address issues related to basic human services.
Funds provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will support the Partnership’s work to reduce homelessness in Broward County by promoting independence and self-worth through advocacy, housing and comprehensive services. The Partnership operates the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Along with safe shelter and nutritious meals, the Partnership provides wrap-around case management and services which includes health and dental care, behavioral healthcare and workforce development. The Partnership’s programs and operations provide services to more than 1,200 men, women and children experiencing homelessness each year.
“Bank of America provides a great example of the potential of corporate social responsibility with this grant and a model for investing in nonprofits who are serving the critical needs of those in their local communities,” said Frances M. Esposito, chief executive officer of Broward Partnership.
Lilia B. Ciciolla, left, Sandra M. Juliachs, Frances M. Esposito and Lori Chevy