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Foundation Grants

Foundation Grants

The Union Bank Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, serves as an agent for charitable contributions made by Union Bank. Established in 1953, the foundation has, throughout its history, supported the bank's commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves.

Our Vision

We strive to build a charitable contributions program that positions the Union Bank Foundation as an innovator of partnerships and a grant-maker intent on helping to create and sustain healthy communities.

Our Mission

We proactively invest in the communities in which the bank and its businesses operate, targeting resources to benefit low- to moderate-income populations.

Our Focus

We believe that the Union Bank Foundation can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by targeting the following strategic funding categories:
  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment  

Theory of Change

For a comprehensive look at the foundation's approach to grant making, including a theory of change for each of its strategic funding categories, click here.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorships

Our Union Bank corporate sponsorships program is intended to enhance our reputation and visibility by supporting the charitable work of our employees and clients.

Our Vision
We would like Union Bank to be an outstanding corporate citizen, and to be both the bank and employer of choice in each of our business markets.

Our Mission
Our corporate contributions program supports the charitable work of our employees and clients.

Our Focus
We fund donations and sponsorships supporting a broad range of charitable categories, including:
  • community economic development
  • affordable housing
  • education
  • health & human services
  • culture & arts
  • emergency services
  • the environment
We are particularly interested in donations and sponsorships supporting low-income populations and those that promote and enhance diversity in all forms.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applying online is easy. The following steps will help you complete your online application in a timely manner. (Please note that applications for event sponsorships should be submitted at least 90 days in advance of the event date.)
Step 1: Review the Charitable Giving Guidelines and Complete the Online Application Checklist.
If you have not done so already, it might be helpful to review our Foundation Grant Guidelines and Corporate Sponsorship Guidelines to become acquainted with our giving program. These guidelines can assist you in choosing the appropriate application that will best serve your charitable request. We also recommend that you complete the Online Application Attachment Checklist before you begin, so that you have all the required documentation ready to attach to your application.
Step 2: Begin Your Online Application.
The first time you apply through our online application, you will be asked to create a new account by clicking on "I am a new online applicant." Here you will enter your email address and create a password. Write down your password for future reference.
If you have previously created an account for your application, return to the online application and click on "I am a returning applicant" and enter your email address and password. You can then review the information you previously saved and make any changes if needed.
Step 3: Review and Submit Your Online Application.
At the end of the online application, you will be prompted to upload each required document. At this time you may refer to the checklist to make sure that you have included all necessary documents.
Once you are finished, click "Review and Submit." You will have one more opportunity to review the information that you entered before submitting your application. If any information is missing, you will be prompted to complete the relevant section before moving forward.
Please make sure you enter your email address accurately on your application. When you click "Submit," you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your application. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please email the Union Bank Foundation at

Foundation Grant Application:


Corporate Sponsorship Application:

2013 CSR Report
2013 CSR Annual Report
2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report. The impact of our investments.
2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
2012 CSR Annual Report
2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report.  Inside the heart and soul of Union Bank.
CSR 2011
Related Resources
2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report. Serving responsibly.