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Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation (formed by BB&T and SunTrust) awards Economic Mobility Grants to support education, training, and related programs that can improve economic quality of life and to break the cycle of poverty in US communities the foundation serves. Focus areas include financial education, workforce development, entrepreneurship, student financial management, and financial counseling. Grants support one-time projects, such as a new program launch or curriculum development, which are sustainable and do not fund recurring expenses. There are three yearly grant cycles. Among review considerations are active engagement of Truist teammates through board service or as volunteers.

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with a program that will impact residents of a community in one of the following locations: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Kentucky; Maryland; Mississippi; New Jersey; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Washington, DC; and West Virginia. The application is available via the online portal and requires a login and eligibility quiz to access.

Required supporting documents include a list of the organization’s board of directors, annual operating budget, and specific program or project budget. Complete applications must be submitted using the online system. Applications are reviewed in the requesting organization’s community.

Eligibility: Public, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award: Awards vary.

Deadline: Applications are due March 31, July 31, and November 30, annually.

Contact: truistfoundation@truist.com

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