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Building Financial Confidence

Helping people achieve their financial goals doesn’t stop at our front doors. It drives us to action in and around the communities that we serve. Everyone deserves a chance to live a life unburdened by financial stress and experience the freedom that comes from financial independence. The SunTrust Foundation is dedicated to helping those in need through a variety of philanthropic focuses:

Our Purpose

Financial Well-Being

The SunTrust Foundation focuses on grants to not-for-profit organizations that help advance financial education and counseling, career-readiness/workforce development, and small business /entrepreneurship, while also supporting the unique needs of our communities. This support is limited to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Areas of Interest

Financial Education
Provides basic financial education/literacy for students and adults including:

  • Student financial education classroom instruction
  • Adult core curriculum covering topics such as budgeting and opening a bank account

Financial Counseling
Initiatives which assist people dealing with specific financial circumstances including:

  • Student debt
  • Financial aid or tax preparation support
  • Repairing and restoring credit
  • Affordable or permanent housing

Career Readiness/Workforce Development
Efforts to prepare students and adults for careers or improved job opportunities including:

  • All vocational training
  • Needs-based college or vocational school scholarships
  • Academic tutoring for at-risk students to assist them in achieving academic excellence

Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Initiatives to assist in the training, planning and creation of small businesses including:

  • Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Organizations which provide initial capital for small businesses
  • Training efforts for the effective financial management and creation of small businesses

 

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