Truist Foundation Building better lives

BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. By providing grants in support of nonprofit organizations through the Truist Foundation, we can help grow their impact.

Partnering for opportunity

All people and communities should have an equal opportunity to thrive. Through our partnership with innovative organizations and a focus on four key areas, the communities we serve have a chance for a better quality of life.

Leadership development

Great leaders can transform their communities—and the world. That’s why we’re focused on empowering them to create positive change.

Our goals:

Invest in mentorship, growth opportunities and development programs to build servant leaders who create positive change.

Our focus areas:

  • Nonprofit leadership development
  • Educator professional development
  • Innovative technology

Economic mobility

When individuals and families have the chance to make choices that lead to better opportunities, they can achieve more for future generations. That’s why we’re committed to addressing barriers to economic mobility.

Our goals:

Provide a foundation for people to gain upward economic mobility and access to quality jobs that provide living wages. Unite individuals and community leaders to break the cycle of poverty and create a growth economy.

Our focus areas:

  • Financial education
  • Financial counseling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workforce development
  • Student financial management

Thriving communities

Sustainable communities allow everyone to live healthy, safe and productive lives. That’s why we’re focused on building places that create a ripple effect to last for generations.

Our goals:

Invest in bold solutions that provide access to the resources everyone needs to thrive. Transform underserved neighborhoods into resilient ones.

Our focus areas:

  • Housing
  • Economic development
  • Program-related investments
  • Community revitalization
  • Comprehensive city investments

Educational equity

Quality education gives everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. That’s why we’re committed to transforming education in underserved communities.

Our goals:

Remove obstacles to affordable secondary and postsecondary education. Develop and support lifelong learning platforms to reduce literacy gaps and poverty.

Our focus areas:

  • Early learning
  • College preparedness
  • Educational access


The Truist Foundation board of directors consists of Truist leaders and community members with valuable leadership experience, diverse perspectives and a commitment to community engagement.

Do you share our passion for helping people achieve more?

Let's work together to build better lives.