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Regions Bank Community Foundation

Regions Bank Community Foundation is committed to education as a means of helping young people prepare for the future. They sponsor financial literacy programs in grades pre-K through 12, with preference given to schools serving low and moderate-income communities. Also included in this focus are higher education initiatives, teacher training programs, and capital campaigns, particularly those relevant to business or the banking industry.

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

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. 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.
Proposals are considered throughout the year, with decisions made in approximately 30-45 days. Since this funding source operates in a decentralized fashion ... BETF is comfortable submitting multiple grant proposals on behalf of multiple chapters. However, it is up to your chapter to identify the Regions city president in your area. We need contact information for that local Regions president in order to submit our grant proposal.

Do you know BDPA members or chapters that do their banking with Regions Bank?

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Baton Rouge partnered on a joint grant proposal to the Regions Bank Community Foundation. We sent our request for $5,000 funding support to the president of a Baton Rouge branch of the bank. We should have an answer on our request within the next month.

Just sent draft grant proposal (v1.0, $2k) to BDPA Charlotte chapter for their review.  Stay tuned!

BDPA Charlotte asked that we increase our request to $3,000.   The chapter is now reviewing an updated draft grant proposal (v1.1).   Stay tuned!

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Charlotte chapter worked together on a grant proposal to Regions Bank Community Foundation. We are asking them to provide funding support for the Student Information Technology & Education (SITES) program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our proposal will be reviewed by the president of the Regions Bank in Charlotte. We are hopeful that he will smile favorably on our request. However, we encourage our blog readers to support BDPA Charlotte with a secure online donation to their college scholarship fund. Doable?
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked with BDPA Middle Tennessee to complete a grant proposal to the Regions Bank Community Foundation. The funding request is in support of the 2012 youth technology education programs that will be taking place in the greater Nashville, TN area. We understand that an answer may be forthcoming before the end of the calendar year.

Wish us luck!
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Greater Birmingham chapter (president, LaDonna Crum) to submit a $5,000 grant proposal to the Regions Bank Community Foundation. BDPA Greater Birmingham was named 2014 Developing Chapter of the Year at our 36th Annual BDPA Technology Conference held earlier this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Our proposal focused on growing the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Birmingham, Alabama. The objective of our SITES program is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. SITES works with children from disadvantaged backgrounds to provide them with science, technology, engineering and math skills development needed to be productive, engaged members of our future workforce.

Our understanding is that proposals are considered throughout the year with decisions made in about 45 days. Please wish us well in this funding effort! It is worth noting that BETF seeks to obtain funding for BDPA programs, scholarships and services across the nation. Contact the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Greater Birmingham chapter (president, LaDonna Crum) to submit a $5,000 grant proposal to the Regions Bank Community Foundation. BDPA Greater Birmingham was named 2014 Developing Chapter of the Year at our 36th Annual BDPA Technology Conference held earlier this year in Indianapolis, Indiana. We learned today that our grant proposal has been denied by Regions Bank.

The declination read as follows:
Dear Mr. Hicks:

Thank you for submitting a proposal for funding to Regions Bank. However worthy we found your request to be, we must decline based upon previous charitable commitments.

We wish you all the best.

Sincerely,
Ann Forney
Corporate Contributions Director
1900 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 326-5305 office
(205) 531-1491 cell
ann.forney@regions.com

BETF will continue to work with the leadership team of our BDPA Greater Birmingham chapter to find the funding that they will need to implement their programs, scholarships and services. You can help! Please make a secure online donation in support of the BDPA Greater Birmingham Scholarship Program.

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