History & Mission

In December 2009, the Board of Directors of Sunwest Bank created the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation, funded from the Bank's profits. The Board's goal is to contribute annually to the Foundation as the Bank's profitability allows, and for most of its grants to be made in communities served by the Bank. Additional grants will be made to organizations in other countries in conjunction with the Hovde Foundation.

The Foundation's mission is to foster a philanthropic corporate culture and to assist people in need within the Bank's communities and throughout the world. Its primary focus is caring for vulnerable children by providing for their basic needs: food, housing, healthcare, safety, and education.

Since its inception, the Foundation has made grants to domestic organizations in the Counties of Alameda, Coconino, Maricopa, Orange, San Diego, and Yavapai.

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Partner Spotlight: OC Rescue Mission

OC Rescue Mission looks to assist homeless men, women and children in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing and health care in order to help them be self-sufficient. As one of the county's largest privately funded human services agency that aims to help the poor and the homeless, they implement programs that are designed to offer long- term benefits to those in need.

Sunwest Bank Volunteer Trip | Latin America 2013

See how Sunwest Bank's commitment to giving back is
impacting lives in Latin America:

> View High Quality - Latin America 2013