History & Mission
In 2009, the Board of Directors of Sunwest Bank created the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation, funded from the Bank's profits. The Board's intention is to contribute annually to the Foundation as the Bank's profitability allows.
The Foundation's mission is to foster charitable giving and support worthy charitable endeavors within the Bank's communities and throughout the world. Its primary focus is assisting poor, needy, and vulnerable populations, especially children. Of particular interest are grants towards food, shelter, housing, healthcare, and other primary needs.
Since its inception, the Foundation has made grants to domestic organizations serving the homeless, abused, hungry, sick and unemployed in Orange County, San Diego County, Flagstaff, and Phoenix.