Employee Mission Trip
Sunwest Bank is committed to a culture of charitable outreach and encourages employees to actively engage in community service. As a reward for their enthusiasm, hard work and support of philanthropic endeavors, we host an annual international mission trip. Employees are can apply to participate in a one-week, all-expense paid trip to one of the Hovde Foundation’s Hovde Houses that provide care to orphans and vulnerable children. During their travels, employees will carry out volunteer activities (such as constructing playgrounds, painting houses, and making building repairs and upgrades). In addition, they will be treated to unique cultural experiences, enjoy local traditional foods, and visit historical sites.
Employee Volunteer Grant
Sunwest Bank is proud of its employees, who are dedicated volunteers in their communities. As such, the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation established this annual grant program to complement their volunteered time. Any employees who volunteer a minimum of 20 hours to a qualifying charitable organization is eligible to apply. Qualifying charities are those that are consistent with our mission and comply with the grant guidelines. Since the program’s inception 5 years ago, we have matched employee volunteer time at an average of $31 per hour per calendar year.
Employee Matched Grant
The Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation offers an annual matched grant program to Sunwest Bank employees. Those employees who make personal cash contributions to qualifying charitable organizations are eligible to apply for a dollar-for-dollar match. Qualifying charities are those that are consistent with our mission and comply with the grant guidelines. The matched grant program is designed to bolster the impact of employee support of local charitable organizations.