Community

At Truist, meeting community needs is everyone’s role. Through our Community Benefits Plan, the Truist Foundation and community development efforts, we’re creating positive impact on a whole new scale.

Creating an impact. Fueling change.

Through the Truist Community Benefits Plan, we’re elevating low- and moderate-income (LMI) and minority borrowers and their communities. During the next three years, we'll lend or invest $60 billion to LMI borrowers and in LMI communities. This will include support for affordable housing, nonprofits and small business growth in LMI geographies.

Plus, we’re fulfilling financial commitments of more than $117.4 million annually through 2021 for SunTrust’s and BB&T’s heritage home communities—Atlanta and the Piedmont Triad in North Carolina.

Want to learn more? View our press release or infographic, or reach out to either of our teams at BB&T or SunTrust.

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Building better lives through the Truist Foundation

All people and communities should have an equal opportunity to thrive. The Truist Foundation partners with organizations that share our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. We achieve this by investing in initiatives, projects and programs focused on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity.

Investing in the communities where we live and work

Our communities are our best investment. That’s why we’re committed to our work through the Community Reinvestment Act. From funding programs that support LMI individuals and communities to building the capacity of charitable and nonprofit organizations, we’re improving lives across the country.

How we meet community needs

Our CRA public files include information about Truist’s lending, investment and service commitments throughout the communities where we work.

Funding better communities through grants

Community is at the heart of the Truist purpose. Our grants help build better communities and prioritize affordable housing, essential community services, small business access to capital and workforce development.

Nonprofit organizations that would like to apply for a grant from Truist can complete the eligibility quiz and apply onlineopens in a new tab.

More information about what our grants support

Affordable housing

  • The creation, preservation and/or renovation of affordable rental housing and housing for purchase by LMI borrowers
  • The development of comprehensive solutions to meet market needs to increase the inventory of affordable housing
  • Organizations that advocate on issues related to affordable housing
  • Housing sustainability to include eviction, foreclosure and displacement prevention

Essential community services

  • Operations/programs that focus on providing health care, mental health, elder care and addiction services to LMI individuals and families
  • Programs that provide a comprehensive approach to self-sufficiency
  • Operations/programs that focus on providing access to healthy foods to LMI communities.

Small business access to capital

  • Nonprofits (CDCs, CDFIs, SBICs, etc.) providing access to capital and/or technical assistance needed for small businesses, including support of minority- and women-owned businesses
  • Nonprofits providing access to capital and/or technical assistance to businesses located within government designated business districts targeted for revitalization or stabilization

Workforce development

  • Programs that focus on skillset development that results in job improvement for LMI individuals to earn a livable wage
  • LMI youth/adult development programs that have a focus on mentorships, apprenticeships, job training and/or scholarships for trade schools/college
  • Programs that eliminate barriers to work (such as transportation programs, soft skills training, childcare, etc.)