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BBVA Compass

Employee Involvement at BBVA Compass

Our vibrant employee involvement program not only supports our communities but provides a valuable outlet for employees to express their passion for people by helping those around them in practical and meaningful ways. We encourage our employees to think of themselves as volunteer ambassadors – whether they are involved in a bank-sponsored activity or volunteering on their own.

Employee involvement at BBVA Compass takes two forms – volunteerism and charitable giving:

  • BBVA Compass Volunteers is the name of our footprint-wide employee volunteer program.
  • BBVA Compass Charity is the vehicle through which our employees give back via payroll deductions for their own charitable contributions. It soon will be managed using an online platform where employees can designate the particular charity or charities they would like their contributions to benefit.

Volunteer activity and employee charitable giving aligns with the BBVA Compass Foundation's six focus areas:

Community Development (including Financial Literacy)

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Create and sustain affordable housing.
  • Delivery of alternative financial services and products to low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities through CDFIs.
  • Revitalize LMI neighborhoods and facilitate job creation.
  • Delivery of financial education and financial literacy to children, adolescents and adults – especially in LMI communities.
  • Support entrepreneurship and provide economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or LMI areas.

Education

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Address pressing needs in Pre-K – 12 education through public school-sponsored or facilitated curriculum-based programs.
  • Advance pre-K – 12 student performance through the professional development, support and retention of teachers.
  • Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups.
  • Support research and special programs at higher education institutions.

Health and Human Services

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families.
  • Ensure access to health education programs.
  • Ensure access to quality health care.

Arts and Culture

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Facilitate access to and participation in cultural experiences for persons with low to moderate income.
  • Ensure the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities/venues that reflect the diversity of the community.

Environment and Natural Resources

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Enable/sustain access to green technology and sustainable sources of energy to LMI communities.
  • Provide support for projects with significant impact on the protection of the environment and sustainable practices.
  • Promote public education about the environment and sustainability.

Diversity and Inclusion

Employee involvement priorities:

  • Provide capacity building to organizations serving minority segments, especially targeted at low-income populations.
  • Provide for leadership development of underrepresented groups through organizations serving minority segments, especially targeted at low-income populations.
  • Promote tolerance and understanding among mainstream and minority populations.