MUFG Union Bank Foundation Grants

MUFG Union Bank Foundation

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: California, Georgia (US state), Illinois, New York, Oregon Expand all

Location of residency: California, Georgia (US state), Illinois, New York, Oregon Expand all

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NOTE: Foundation and Corporate Sponsorship requests are accepted throughout the year until the deadline above. If a request is received after this date, it may not be considered. Applications for event sponsorships should be submitted at least 90 days in advance of the event date.

Foundation Grants

The MUFG Union Bank Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, serves as an agent for charitable contributions made by MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Throughout its history, the Foundation has supported the bank's commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves. 

Our Vision

A sustainable and aspiring society with equitable access to opportunity. 

Our Mission

Make philanthropic investments that expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities specifically in the areas of affordable housing, community economic development, education, human services and the environment. 

Our Focus

We believe that the MUFG Union Bank Foundation can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by targeting the following strategic funding categories:

  • Expanding Housing Opportunities
    • Housing Development and Rehabilitation
    • Emergency/Transitional/Permanent Housing
    • Public Policy
  • Catalyze Economic Growth
    • Small Business Support and Innovation
    • Job Training and Career Development
    • Financial Education
    • Scholarships
  • Sustain Human and Environmental Resources
    • Youth Development
    • Basic Needs
    • Land Preservation and Resource Conservation
    • Clean Water
    • Clean Energy

The Foundation focuses philanthropic investments on expanding housing opportunities, catalyzing economic growth and sustaining human and environmental resources. These focused investments enable the us to fulfill our mission of expanding access to economic opportunity. 

While a lower priority, MUFG and Union Bank will consider requests from organizations strengthening communities through health, arts and culture, and emergency services. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • Organizations seeking funding may apply for either general operating or programmatic support.


  • Excluded from support:
    • Individuals
    • Churches and religious groups (except separately incorporated community development corporations)
    • Veterans’, military, fraternal, and professional organizations
    • Political organizations, campaigns, or candidates
    • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
    • Service club activities
    • Other intermediary foundations (i.e., foundations that use grant proceeds to make grants to other charities)
    • Fundraising activities such as charitable dinners, benefits, sporting events, and capital campaigns
    • Purchase of tickets and memberships
    • Individual elementary- and secondary-level schools
    • Grants for deficit reduction
    • Advertising
    • Organizations that discriminate in any way with regard to national equal opportunity policies

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