Mission/Giving Statement: To help meet the needs of the communities Bank of the West serves by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Community & Economic Development; Education & Job Training
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Community & Economic Development: Creation preservation or rehabilitation of affordable housing; Homeownership and credit counseling programs for low- to moderate-income individuals; Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms; Asset creation and preservation programs for low- to moderate- income individuals.
Education & Job Training: Financial management training and education programs; After-school tutoring and mentoring programs for underserved youth and young adults; Scholarship programs to educational organizations that support students who require financial assistance; Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: List of restrictions online at https://www.bankofthewest.com/about-us/community-support.html.
Application Instructions: Eligibility quiz, grant application form and instructions online.
Notes: Funding is focused on organizations that serve low-to-moderate income individuals.