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Deadline: September 28, 2018

BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation is the charitable arm of Compass Bank. It provides grants in the following areas:

Community Development (including financial literacy):

  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Deliver alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate- income (LMI) communities through CDFIs
  • Revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, facilitate job creation
  • Deliver financial education and financial literacy to children, adolescents, and adults
  • Support entrepreneurship and provide economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or LMI areas


  • Address pressing needs in PreK–12 education through public school-sponsored or facilitated curriculum-based programs
  • Advance PreK–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

Amount: Grants in New Mexico typically average from $1,000-$5,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving in areas of BBVA Compass’ markets, primarily in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.

Notes: Participate in an application conference call prior to submitting your application. Dates for the calls in 2018 are on Fridays: February 2, February 23, March 16, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 14.

Link: https://www.bbvacompass.com/our-story/corporate-responsibility/foundations.html

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