Truist Announces $120 Million Commitment to Strengthening Small Businesses

Truist's partnerships aim to improve access to capital and technical assistance for small business owners with a focus on Black, Latinx and historically underserved communities
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC), together with Truist Foundation and Truist Charitable Fund, today announced a $120 million commitment to strengthen and support small businesses, focusing on Black, Latinx and women-owned businesses.

Truist Empowers More Than 1.5 Million Students With Financial Education Through EVERFI


Since 2010, Truist Financial Foundations has empowered more than 1.5 million high school students with robust, digital financial education lessons. Truist has sponsored this financial education program in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, a leading Impact-as-a-ServiceTM education innovator.

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Truist Celebrates Pride Month

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At Truist, teammates are celebrated for their individuality, and everyone is welcomed, valued, and included. Throughout June and every month, we want to lift up and learn from LGBTQ+ voices – their stories, journeys, and experiences. And, we want to highlight the shared experiences we all have, knowing that together we are stronger, and we can all learn and grow together, which is demonstrated through this year’s theme: united in our purpose and guided by care.

Lynette Bell: Equitable Change Starts With Better Relationships


As the eldest child, Truist Foundation President Lynette Bell learned the meaning of responsibility early on. And math was her secret weapon. 

After school, it was her job to make sure her brother did his homework and cleaned his room. “You can imagine how fun that was for me as an older sibling. But when we’d have to be quiet, I was always giving my brother math problems. Math was always important, and easy for me.”

'Boys & Girls Clubs Saved My Life.' Caring for Kids in the Digital Age.


"I've been with Boys & Girls Clubs my entire life," says Tony Orr, regional Southeast vice president for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Orr has worked with BGCA for 18 years. But it all began for him as a young boy, going to the Milton Road club in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he was just 6 years old. With his grandmother working two jobs, Orr needed a place to go after school, and the BGCA became his saving grace.

CAEL Receives $15.7 Million Grant from Truist Foundation to Strengthen Financial Services Career Pathways

Partnership with Council for Adult and Experiential Learning will establish support and training for adult learners entering financial services and adjacent industries
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INDIANAPOLIS, May 9, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a nonprofit organization helping adult learners navigate on- and off-ramps between education and employment, announced today it has been awarded a $15.7 million grant from Truist Foundation. The CAEL and Truist Foundation partnership encompasses a six-year multicity initiative that prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC) as well as underserved communities by building career paths in professions and industries historically unavailable to them, such as financial services.

Nonprofits Take Action: Apply by May 13 for Truist Foundation 2022 Inspire Awards Challenge

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Truist Foundation is partnering with MIT Solve to host the 2022 Inspire Awards Challenge. The challenge is a workshop-style competition designed to support the ideas of innovative nonprofits that help grow, develop and sustain racially diverse or women-led small businesses.

Truist Teammates Inspire Future Generations by Volunteering in the Classroom


Truist’s purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities. One way teammates live out our purpose is by volunteering. Teammates Bernita Bailey, Ben Moore and Karen DeSale are shining examples of the strong culture and impact of volunteerism at Truist.

“The reputation of banking, for a long time, has always been about money,” said Bernita Bailey, Greater Washington market president. “But Truist says, ‘We're also about making sure we give back and educate youth. We're investing the money and the resources to do so.’”

Truist Chairman and CEO Bill Rogers: "What Can You Do to Serve, and Not Just Live in, Your Own Community?"

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One of my core beliefs is that you should serve your community, not just live in it.
One organization I give my time—and my heart—to is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It’s a nonprofit that empowers young people to stay on track to graduate from high school, make healthy choices, and grow up to be responsible and caring adults.

Truist Encourages Financial Confidence During Financial Literacy Month

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It’s Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time to think about your journey toward financial confidence. Learn more about how your credit score impacts your overall financial health on our most recent episode of Money and Mindset with Bright and Brian.

Listen to the podcast here. 

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