Our bank provides funding for this state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families. The Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program allows any company that pays Florida corporate income tax the unique opportunity to fund scholarships for underprivileged K-12 school children while earning a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for up to 100 percent of its tax liability to Step Up For Students. The funds provide educational options to students who, because of financial circumstances alone, have none. Through this program, the state has created an opportunity for corporations to partner with nonprofit organizations and low-income families in an effort to create a brighter future for Florida’s children.
Giving Back is Important To Us
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As such, we are proud to be part of the bank’s philanthropic work that helps to protect, grow and enrich lives. Collectively, the bank has supported and helped fund community initiatives and those in need with almost $2 million since 2012. On a continuous basis, bank directors, officers, and staff members are engaged with and involved in organizations that provide affordable housing, small business assistance, economic development, humanitarian relief and social change.
This is a view of some of the organizations we are involved with and directly support.
The bank instituted the BAC Guardian Angel Program, a bank wide effort that benefits The WOW Center, The Miami Rescue Mission and allows our employees to engage in service. In the interest of providing adults living with developmental disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills and to serve their communities, The WOW Center has a “Good Samaritan Program”. The program allows their individuals to prepare and deliver food once a month to the homeless at The Miami Rescue Mission. The BAC Guardian Angel Program encourages our staff members, individually or as a group to sponsor the cost of the ingredients for the hot meal needed by the WOW Center to prepare the food which will be delivered to The Miami Rescue Mission to be served to the homeless. The food preparation for the homeless takes place at The WOW Center the third Thursday (sandwiches) and third Friday (hot meal) of the month to be delivered to the Rescue Mission the third Saturday of the month. Our staff members who are generous enough to participate in the Guardian Angel Program are extended an invitation to join The WOW Center individuals in the preparation of food.
RTMD is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. We have been a sponsor and promoter of RTMD’s National Rebuilding Day event. Bank staff members along with families and friends joined RTMD and other sponsors in repairing and renovating homes throughout South Florida.
Since 2013, we are part of this multi-bank lending consortium, providing financing to developers of affordable housing and community revitalization. NLP is a nonprofit organization servicing State Florida through member banks and has financed over 137 housing properties comprised of both residential and commercial properties in its targeted low income markets.
We support the work provided by this Fund, created in 2015 to provide loan programs and products for the development of affordable housing devoted to low and moderate-income families in minority communities and to increase the capacity of Florida-based and minority led non-profit housing developers. The Fund is dedicated to minority and underserved neighborhoods throughout Florida.
We are part of a consortium of financial institutions which have established a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of providing funds at zero interest for the construction and development of economic properties in low-income area. Four bank officers provide a variety of services for this organization, including loan solicitation.
In addition to annual donations our bank officers and employees have attended fundraising events to support The WOW Center, a nonprofit organization that provides quality programs and support to individuals with developmental disabilities. The Wow Center offers adults with developmental disabilities support, guidance and encouragement regarding their personal choices in conjunction with education and work programs.
Every year we support this nonprofit public charity run by the United States Marine Corps. The Toys for Tots Program was established in 1945 by the United States Marine Corps and is the only charitable endeavor within the Department of Defense that reaches outside the military to give back to underprivileged children in over 700 underserved communities covering 50 states. Toys collected bank wide and delivered by the Marine Corps to the needy children in our communities for the holiday.
We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s most successful programs, Leadership Miami®, an annual program in partnership with the South Florida Progress Foundation. One of the key purposes of Leadership Miami® is to prepare the next generation of Miamians to address vital issues affecting Miami-Dade County and meet future challenges.
Our donations are aimed at helping support this nonprofit clinic that provides free primary healthcare and preventive care services, medicine, and screenings services for pediatrics, adults, women’s health and geriatrics to the uninsured poor. They also help their patients navigate through the maze of available health care services in our community.
We also support this non-profit corporation that assists in redevelopment of and improvements in justice in low income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County and elsewhere. New Equity Partners provides a wide range of services in diverse fields of work, including community economic development, neighborhood redevelopment, housing and health research and technical assistance, public and civic engagement strategies, and social justice support and advocacy.
We are proud to be the Legacy Sponsor in support of Kristi House, a non-profit organization providing services for children and their families, who are victims of sexual abuse. Since 2010 we have been in involved in the work Kristi House provides in the form of treatment, advocacy, and coordination of services, within a healing environment, for child victims of sexual abuse and their families, as well as education and prevention services to end child sexual abuse.
We have a registered bank team that participates in events that support this leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
We commit funds to sustain this non-profit organization’s food pantry operation for an entire year. The Center serves the low-income neighborhood of Allapattah, and provides services such as a food pantry, rental payment supplements, legal counseling, employment pools, financial advice, assistance filing federal income tax forms and various types of social service support.
In addition to annual donations, for the past 5 years, our bank officers and employees have sponsored and participated in service days to beautify the school that City Year Miami serves in. The bank has initiated and attended fundraising events to support City Year Miami and has afforded the AmeriCorps Members professional development sessions. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with high need public schools to provide full-time targeted student interventions in underprivileged communities across the United States. City Year’s service is focused in the communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving in the cities that account for two-thirds of the nation’s urban dropouts.
Each year, we allocate scholarship funds to Breakthrough Miami to launch high potential middle school participants into academic enrichment programs intended to inspire and prepare the students for high school and college. Breakthrough Miami is a nonprofit organization that has changed the lives of thousands of low income, disadvantaged students and their families by systematically moving students out of poverty through education.
For the past 4 years, our bank personnel advocate for and support fundraising efforts held for this non-profit organization that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. AIJ does this through a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation, policy reform, and public education.
In addition to sponsoring this event, we have a registered bank team that participates in “Making Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness”, an annual fundraising event. Funds collected are contributed to research, education, advocacy and patient services related to breast cancer.
Annually we have the privilege of sponsoring the annual National Children’s Theatre Festival, which has an outreach program that brings theater and the arts to young people from underserved communities. National Children’s Theater is a nonprofit organization that brings to life classic stories and new musical works. Actors’ Playhouse also has partnerships with Miami-Dade Public Schools to provide educational resources for teachers as well as complimentary tickets to disadvantaged youths.