Sustain Charlotte, a local non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for smarter land use and transportation choices, has received a grant from Bank of America.
The grant will help Sustain Charlotte continue to advocate for smart growth solutions to Charlotte’s sustainability challenges, while improving economic mobility.
“Many low-income families in Charlotte face challenges accessing employment opportunities, education, and basic resources,” says Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte’s founder and executive director. “That’s why we are working to improve affordable, convenient, and climate-friendly transportation choices such as walking, biking, and riding transit. In partnership with Bank of America, we’re making progress to improve economic mobility by improving physical mobility and reducing transportation costs—the highest household expense for local residents after housing.”
The $10,000 grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts to advance economic mobility on a local level. Awardees were selected for their commitment to strengthening communities by investing in affordable housing, revitalization, the arts, and the environment.
“Transportation plays a critical role in advancing economic mobility,” said Bank of America Charlotte Market President Charles Bowman. “Sustain Charlotte is a vital resource for this community in addressing our transportation needs and removing barriers to meaningful education, jobs and other opportunities.”
Sustain Charlotte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change. Our mission is to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. Visit sustaincharlotte.org to learn more.