Community Giving: The BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation demonstrates our support to the communities where we have a presence. The Foundation provides charitable grants to qualified nonprofit organizations – a long and proud tradition of the many banks that came together to create the company we are today.

Charitable Grants

Each community has unique needs and opportunities. We designate the majority of our community giving dollars to addressing these needs. Charitable grants are considered for organizations that meet the criteria described below. At the bottom of this section, you will find information about semi-monthly calls held for nonprofits interested in requesting support from the BBVA Compass Foundation, along with links to begin the application process. We suggest you read this section in its entirety before you begin a request for support.


To be considered for grant funding, organizations must meet the following criteria:

Organizational Characteristics

Strong consideration is given to organizations with the following characteristics:

Focus Areas

The BBVA Compass Foundation will provide priority consideration to requests that best reflect the focus area targets detailed below.

Community Development (including Financial Literacy)

Giving priorities:


Giving priorities:

Health and Human Services

Giving priorities:

Arts and Culture

Giving priorities:

Environment and Natural Resources

Giving priorities:

Diversity and Inclusion

Giving priorities:


The BBVA Compass Foundation will not make contributions to support certain types of requests. These include, but may not be limited to, the following:

*BBVA Compass and its employees actively support individual schools through volunteerism and our literacy program called Reading Counts.

Application Process

All nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS designations interested in applying for a charitable grant from the BBVA Compass Foundation are invited to join one of the monthly Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations. We require participation in one of these calls for all first-time applicants before submitting your grant request online.

The calls during 2017 will be held at 2 p.m. Central Time on the following Fridays: January 20, February 24, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 8 and 22. Please visit our registration site to confirm your participation and receive additional details for webinar login.

After participating in one of the calls, you can begin the online application process by completing an eligibility quiz, which will confirm that your organization and proposal qualify for funding. Due to unforeseen difficulties, the application portal will open in early February. Please, continue to monitor this website for updates.

Click here to start the eligibility quiz. If you need technical assistance during the online application process, click on the "Need Support" link available at the bottom of each page.

The last day to submit an online grant request is September 29, 2017.

If you have any questions about the process, please email the BBVA Compass Foundation team at: