Bank of the West Introduces Online Charitable
Simplified Grant Process Enhances Efficiency and Communication
February 02, 2010 11:51 AM Eastern Time
SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Bank of the West today announced an online grant
application system that makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to seek charitable investments from the Bank.
Bank of the West provided more than 2,000 grants to community organizations in 2009. The new Commitment to
Community online grants system makes applying easier for community groups, is more efficient for the Bank, and
allows Bank of the West employees who volunteer with local charities to provide input, including recommendations,
on applications. The Commitment to Community grants site is available through Bank of the West’s Community
Affairs site (www.bankofthewest.com/community).
“Bank of the West has a uniquely strong commitment to customer service and community,” said Rebeca Rangel,
Vice President and Community Affairs Manager for Bank of the West. “We understand that our charitable
investments of both human and financial capital strengthen our local neighborhoods and bring us closer together. This
unity brings strength.”
Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program provides grants to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to
improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. In addition, Bank of
the West has committed $75 billion in loans, investments and charitable contributions by 2015 to promote
homeownership, small business, farm development, and other critical economic and social services. The Bank is
proud to say it is already three quarters of the way there.
“Our new online grant making process is a win for the Bank, our nonprofit grantees and the environment,” said
Rangel. “We encourage local nonprofits to apply online today.”
About Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program
Investment requests are granted based on the nonprofit organization's