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Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation

We build prosperous communities by fostering philanthropic corporate culture and advancing the impact of effective charitable organizations.

After years of donating to local charities, our board created the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation in 2009 to provide a structure that advances our corporate giving strategy and increases our long-term impact. We invest in outstanding local non-profit organizations and employee programs designed to build a philanthropic corporate culture and strengthen our communities. The foundation’s focus is to ensure the care of vulnerable children and families by supporting organizations that meet food, housing, health, safety, and education needs. We encourage our employees to get involved through our annual Volunteer Trip, Volunteer Grants, and Matched Donation programs. Through our partnership with the Hovde Foundation, we opened a shelter for trafficked children in Ghana and provided countless volunteer hours to children’s homes in Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and Bolivia. By donating a percentage of the bank’s annual profits through grant funding, we have reached over 150 organizations and granted $5.3 million to support families and children worldwide.

For additional information about our community grants program, please see the Grant Guidelines.

IMPACT

Donations to charitable organizations are an integral part of our philanthropic initiatives. We aim to strengthen our communities by helping vulnerable children and families meet their basic needs – food, housing, health, safety, and education. In 2023 alone, the foundation made more than $350,000 in contributions to non-profit organizations.

$5.3M+

Granted

360+

Grants Awarded

150+

Nonprofit Grantees

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2023 GRANTEES

Access California Services

Access California Services

Arizona Tuition Connection

Arizona Tuition Connection

Assistance League of Phoenix Arizona

Assistance League of Phoenix Arizona

Beyond Blindness

Beyond Blindness

Boy Scouts of America - Central Florida Council

Boy Scouts of America – Central Florida Council

Challenging Heights

Challenging Heights

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

Sunwest Bank Charitable foundation offers 3 distinctive employee programs: Matched Donation, Volunteer Grant, Volunteer Trip. Under the Matched Donation program, eligible nonprofit organizations receive matching donations for contributions made personally by employees. The Volunteer Grant program extends support to eligible nonprofit organizations where employees have dedicated their time and skills through volunteering. In addition, employees have the chance to engage in an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will partake in a volunteer project while immersing themselves in the local culture.

Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation – Peru 2016