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The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
Investment requests are granted based on the nonprofit organization's ability to meet the Bank's charitable giving criteria, as well as availability of charitable funds. Although there are more deserving charitable organizations in all of our communities than the Bank is able to support, the Charitable Investments Program makes every effort to assist as many qualifying nonprofit organizations as possible.
Bank of the West's charitable investments are limited to public, nonprofit charitable organizations and agencies that are exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. High priority is placed on grants that benefit low- to moderate-income individuals and communities.
Recipient nonprofit organizations must:
Bank of the West actively grants charitable investments in the communities we serve, which includes the following counties in these 19 states:
NOTE: Each state is a link that when clicked, opens up the list of counties that we serve.
Bank of the West Charitable Investments program accepts letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities in following charitable giving categories:
Education and Job Training
Community and Economic Development
If your program is selected for future consideration, you will be contacted to complete a full on-line grant application.
Commitment to Community means investing in nonprofits to build stronger, healthier neighborhoods.
Apply online for a charitable investment from Bank of the West.
Applying online is easy.
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