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Deadline: September 30, 2016

BBVA Compass Foundation

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

Community Development (including Financial Literacy):

  • Support entrepreneurship and provide economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or LMI areas
  • 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

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: The annual giving is $4,745,680 with grants ranging $50-$200,000 and averaging $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 2016 are will be held on January 22, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 9 and 23.

Link: https://www.bbvacompass.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/foundations.jsp

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