To apply, submit the online Grant Application and supporting documentation on the application page. All incomplete application or any application that fails to comply with the Grant Application Guidelines will be automatically disqualified.  Extra consideration will be given to qualified organizations at which Sunwest Bank employees volunteer. Grant awards average between $10,000 and $20,000.  Grants greater than $20,000 will require a more substantial proposal that includes performance metrics that must be reported in quarterly reports post-funding. Grant requests will be reviewed quarterly, awards will be announced within six weeks after the quarter-end.   Qualifying applicants must follow the grant guidelines below:

  1. Further the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation’s mission and vision
  2. Operate in communities served by Sunwest Bank OR receive financial services from the bank
  3. Have US 501(c)(3) status
  4. Submit a complete grant application

Applications will NOT be considered for:

  1. Individuals
  2. Political campaigns or candidates
  3. Scholarships
  4. Event sponsorship’s

All applicants must submit the following information along with their application:

  1. Grant application
  2. IRS determination letter
  3. List of Board member and their affiliations (one page)
  4. Funding proposal narrative (one page)
  5. Budget (one page)
  6. Summary of last TWO years’ income statement and balance sheet (three pages max)