Benevilla Awarded $25,000 Bank of America Grant

July 03, 2019

Benevilla has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Bank of America to assist our mission of keeping seniors independent in their own homes for as long as possible. The grants are part of Bank of America’s focus on removing barriers to economic stability such as hunger, shelter and other basic needs.

Benevilla actively works to strengthen West Valley communities by providing services addressing the day-to-day physical, emotional and social needs of the elderly, children and disabled populations. Funding from the grant will support the Benevilla Home Services Program and the Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Program (Community Assistance, Resources, Education and Support) keeping older adults and adults with disabilities independent in their homes.

“Thank you to Bank of America for giving us the opportunity, through this grant, to assist more of our community neighbors through our variety of programs and services,” stated Benevilla President & CEO, Joanne Thomson. “This grant will help support our operations as the needs in our community grow.”

The Benevilla Home Services program provides older adults in our community a little extra assistance to maintain their independence by providing help with grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, light handyman services, and friendly visits, all provided by Benevilla volunteers.  The Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. program is a free community resource available by phone or in person to answer a variety of questions like, how to find a ride to the doctor or how to find a reputable home care company. Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. also offers a variety of free Caregiver Support Groups to our neighbors in need.

Bank of America awarded $720,000 in grants to 39 Valley nonprofits advancing economic mobility for individuals and families and putting them on a path toward financial stability. The grants fund resources for workforce development and education helping people chart a path to better economic futures, as well as addressing basic needs fundamental to building lifelong stability.

“So many families in our community are just one life event away from needing to depend on basic needs services such as food banks or shelters, while others lack the evolving job skills needed to be part of today’s booming workforce economy,” said Arizona market president at Bank of America Benito Almanza. “Through strategic investments throughout the greater Phoenix area, Bank of America is empowering local nonprofits to implement solutions that are advancing economic mobility in the region.”