BBVA Compass Foundation Community Giving
BBVA Compass Foundation
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Sep 29, 2018
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Texas Expand all
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
- All nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS designations interested in applying for a charitable grant from the BBVA Compass Foundation are invited to join one of the monthly Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations.
- We require participation in one of these calls for all first-time applicants before submitting your grant request online.
- The calls during 2017 will be held at 2 p.m. Central Time on the following Fridays: January 20, February 24, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 8.
- Please visit our registration site to confirm your participation and receive additional details for webinar login.
BBVA Compass is a leading U.S. banking franchise with operations throughout the Sunbelt region and it ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share. BBVA Compass operates 688 branches in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. It ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). In addition, BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders.
The BBVA Compass Foundation demonstrates our support to the communities where we have a presence. The Foundation provides charitable grants to qualified nonprofit organizations – a long and proud tradition of the many banks that came together to create the company we are today.
Each community has unique needs and opportunities. We designate the majority of our community giving dollars to addressing these needs. Charitable grants are considered for organizations that meet the criteria described below.
Community Development (including Financial Literacy)
- Create and sustain affordable housing.
- Delivery of alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities through CDFIs.
- Revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, facilitate job creation.
- Delivery of financial education and financial literacy to children, adolescents and adults, especially in LMI communities.
- Support entrepreneurship and provide economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or LMI areas.
- Address pressing needs in Pre-K – 12 education through public school-sponsored or facilitated curriculum-based programs.
- Advance Pre-K – 12 student performance through professional development, support and retention of teachers.
- Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups.
- Support research and special programs at higher education institutions.
Health and Human Services
- Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families.
- Ensure access to health education programs.
- Ensure access to quality health care.
Arts and Culture
- Facilitate access to and participation in cultural experiences for persons with low- to moderate-income levels.
- Ensure the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities/venues that reflect the diversity of the community.
Environment and Natural Resources
- Enable/sustain access to green technology and sustainable sources of energy to LMI communities.
- Provide support for projects with significant impact on the protection of the environment and sustainable practices.
- Promote public education about the environment and sustainability.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Provide capacity building to organizations serving minority segments, especially targeted at low-income populations.
- Provide for leadership development of underrepresented groups through organizations serving minority segments, especially targeted at low-income populations.
- Promote tolerance and understanding among mainstream and minority populations.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Strong consideration is given to organizations with the following characteristics:
- Exhibit significant support (through the contribution of time or financial resources) from a BBVA Compass employee(s);
- Target individuals or communities with low-to-moderate income (LMI) levels;
- Help build inclusive and diverse communities; and
- Foster collaborative efforts that leverage our community investments
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