Stories from Truist Cares

We joined the fight against COVID-19.

Since March of 2020, we've committed $50 million in financial relief to help our communities through the pandemic, distributing funds to nonprofit partners who are providing aid in areas of senior and youth care, small business relief, better connectivity, and workforce development.

Explore the impact.

These stories of struggle, courage, and unity are a small glimpse into the vital work being done across America. Together, we can inspire and build better lives and communities.

brighton medical professionals
brighton medical professionals
Helping to remove the barriers that keep underserved families in poverty.

In one of the country’s most impoverished regions, Truist Cares partners with a local nonprofit to bring hope to single-parent households, homeless youth, and others in need.

doctor putting on mask
doctor putting on mask
How a hospital chaplain continues to serve during the pandemic..

Finding himself in the middle of a COVID-19 hot spot didn’t stop hospital chaplain Will Runyon from being in the room with patients, doctors, and the rest of the frontline.

woman in retail store
woman in retail store
Pulling through the pandemic: Grants help small business owners pivot.

Kela Nabors was one of many small business owners who faced a sudden loss of income at the start of the pandemic, but a community partner was able to help her stay afloat and adapt.

firemen
firemen
An extra bar can save a life: Boosting connectivity in rural America.

For first responders in rural regions, getting a signal can be a critical factor in emergency situations. Here’s how one of our community partners is improving connectivity.

woman wearing headset
woman wearing headset
How a nonprofit is reconnecting with mental health patients.

When the pandemic forced most non-emergency health visits to go virtual, a community partner innovated so they could stay connected to the vulnerable. 

girl wearing colorful mask
girl wearing colorful mask
Clubs continue feeding kids, fueling dreams during pandemic.

While many schools closed classrooms and cafeterias when the pandemic hit, Boys & Girls Clubs used a grant to safely continue providing a place for kids to find nourishment.

sentara people in warehouse
sentara people in warehouse
Meals for the vulnerable: Grant launches initiative.

Experts predict the number of food insecure Virginians will increase by 50% this year, but a joint effort is helping the state’s food banks find ways to safely serve those in need.

small business
small business
Helping rural small business owners get back on their feet.

As small businesses suffer from the economic impact of COVID-19, one of our community partners is using a grant to bring better resources to rural towns that are often overlooked.

About Truist Cares

On March 17, 2020, Truist Cares began a mission to provide philanthropic support to our communities in need.