SunTrust Bank Home SunTrust Bank Home

Get the strategic guidance your organization needs for smart growth.

Whether your organization is a private, corporate or institutional foundation or endowment, our strategy specialists draw on their extensive experience to bring you best practices, helpful benchmarking tools and insights relevant to your organization’s unique circumstances. We then work with you to translate this knowledge into practical solutions that fit your needs and objectives.

What's more, we leverage multi-disciplined expertise from across SunTrust to assist you with everything from investment and spending policies to compliance and regulatory issues.

Manage the complexities of private foundations

We offer expert advice and services to help you:

  • Establish a new foundation
  • Create frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Develop investment and spending policies
  • Establish practical governance structures
  • Evaluate grant requests
  • Stay up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Find greater operational efficiencies 

Establish and efficiently run company-sponsored foundations

We offer expert guidance in a wide range of areas for company-sponsored foundations:

  • Establishing a new foundation
  • Creating frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Developing investment and spending policies
  • Establishing practical governance structures
  • Evaluating grant requests
  • Staying up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Finding operational efficiencies

Start and operate a family foundation

For families and individuals who are considering starting, or have already started, a philanthropic foundation, we offer:

  • Establishing a new foundation
  • Creating frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Developing investment and spending policies
  • Establishing practical governance structures
  • Evaluating grant requests
  • Staying up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Setting up efficient operations

Build a thriving endowment

We offer strategic endowment advice to assist you with:

  • Building an endowment structure that meets the needs of both your organization and your donors
  • Developing effective gift-acceptance policies
  • Creating cohesion between investment, spending and gift-acceptance policies
  • Ensuring practical and effective governance and oversight
  • Balancing liquidity needs versus long-term capital planning
  • Staying abreast of regulatory and compliance issues
  • Finding efficiencies for administration of giving programs


Banking and trust products and services are provided by SunTrust Bank. SunTrust Bank may use or offer the services of affiliate companies as well as third party entities to achieve your banking and investment objectives. Where applicable, any affiliations and all pertinent provider information will be disclosed in accompanying agreements and prospectuses. SunTrust Bank, SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice and their affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, "SunTrust") are not permitted to give legal or tax advice. Clients of SunTrust should consult with their legal and tax advisors prior to entering into any financial transaction or investment plan.

© 2015 SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Resource Center

  • Infographic: Get Your Financials in Order for 2017

    Making fourth-quarter adjustments to your investment and tax strategies can help keep your portfolio on track toward your financial objectives. Complete your 2016 year-end financial planning by following this checklist.

  • Living With Checks

    The continuing presence of checks doesn’t mean that businesses have to endure the high invoice processing costs, heightened fraud risk, and increased reconciliation/research costs that come with paper payments Learn how to process checks more efficiently

  • The Last Check?

    Paper payments are on the decline and electronic payments are taking their place. Learn why electronic payments are safer, more efficient, and the future of payments for most companies.

  • 3 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Natural Disaster

    Natural disasters are increasingly common. Protect yourself before they happen with these three steps that will save you a ton of money and stress.

  • "Putting Heart" into Customer Relationships Can Mean Results

    Running a successful business requires more than just processing transactions. It’s built upon connecting with your customers, nurturing the relationship and earning their loyalty.

  • PhoneFoundations and Endowments

    PhoneBusiness Contact Center

    Phone24-Hour Automated Assistance

    PhoneOnline Cash Manager

    PhoneFraud-Related Issues

  • Business Contact Center

  • 24-Hour Automated Assistance

  • Online Cash Manager

  • Fraud-Related Issues

  • Client Services
    866.448.6394 - Use this number for all states

  • Loan Servicing

  • Payroll Card Account Servicing

  • Treasury Technical Support

  • For details about Wire Transfers with SunTrust, call 1.800.947.3786 – options 1 & 4

    SunTrust Incoming wire instructions:

    • For Domestic incoming wire use Routing ABA: 061000104
    • For International incoming wire use SWIFT/BIC: SNTRUS3A
    • Beneficiary account number: SunTrust full account number
    • Beneficiary name: The name as it appears on the SunTrust account

    SunTrust Incoming wire instructions are also available by calling: 1.800.947.3786 – options 1 & 1