WILMINGTON — Delaware Center for Horticulture, a local non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring individuals through the power of plants, has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America.
The grant will help maintain public landscapes in the city of Wilmington and support the Branches to Chances® return to work program, while improving economic mobility. These programs are part of DCH’s commitment to making a greener, healthier Delaware by beautifying our local landscapes and offering educational opportunities to sow the seeds for a generation of individuals who can support our community.
“On behalf of the staff and board of Delaware Center for Horticulture, we thank Bank of America for their ongoing support of DCH’s public landscapes and Branches to Chances® program through this grant and their volunteer employees. Over the years their support has helped us educate and secure jobs in the horticulture industry for many of our graduates, while helping to improve our local environment through greening,” Director of Advancement Marcia Stephenson said in a prepared statement. “We appreciate Bank of America’s generous award and continued support of the community.”
The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees were selected for their commitment to addressing basic needs and workforce development for individuals and families, in particular during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The work that Delaware Center for Horticulture is doing to enhance the environmental and community development initiatives in our neighborhoods is critical,” said Chip Rossi, president of Bank of America Delaware. “With this support, DCH will continue to improve economic mobility for residents while beautifying landscapes across Delaware.”