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Charitable Giving Program Guidelines

Through our Charitable Giving Program, Regions provides meaningful support to organizations that share our goal of making life better.

ELIGIBLE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY SEEK GRANTS IN FIVE KEY FOCUS AREAS:

A. Community/Economic Development
Regions supports programs that serve low and moderate-income communities through affordable housing, small business development, and human services.

B. Education
Regions is committed to education as a means of helping young people prepare for the future. We sponsor financial literacy programs in grades pre-K through 12, with preference given to schools serving low and moderate-income communities. Also included are higher education initiatives and programs relevant to business or the banking industry.

C. Health & Human Services
Regions provides generous overall support to the United Way, our primary outlet for sponsoring health and human service efforts in our communities.

D. Arts & Culture
We believe the arts and culture make life more vibrant for everyone. Special consideration is given to programs that create cultural opportunities for children or serve low and moderate-income communities.

E. Environment
Supporting sustainability of our natural resources is critical. We fund initiatives that protect the environment including nature parks, wildlife preservation, and coastal conservation efforts.

Restrictions

Regions supports a broad range of charitable efforts, with the following exclusions:

  • Any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, or familial status.
  • Any organization lacking tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Any individual.
  • Any political organization or candidate seeking political office.
  • Any religious organization or activity that exclusively advocates a particular religion, faith, or creed.
  • The annual operating campaign of any organization supported by United Way.
  • Athletic scholarships or organizations sponsoring athletic scholarships.
  • Alumni associations.
  • National fund drives or national organizations with no direct ties to our communities.

Note: Sponsorships that do not support a nonprofit organization may be considered as marketing initiatives and not part of the Regions Charitable Giving Program.

Requesting a Charitable Contribution: Guidelines and Procedures

  1. Each organization considered for the Regions Charitable Giving Program must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and be located in a state where Regions does business.
  2. For full consideration, the requesting organization should direct a written proposal to the Regions city president in the area being served. Proposals should include:
    • A copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
    • A one- to two-page letter, on the letterhead stationery of the organization, explaining the request and its purpose.
    • A current list of board members for the requesting organization.
    • The organization's most recently audited financial statement.
    • Any additional information or documentation supporting the request.
  3. Proposals are considered throughout the year, with decisions made in approximately 30-45 days.