BBVA Compass and BBVA Compass Foundation

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 “We look forward to growing our partnership and to making more great things happen in the Florida communities served by BBVA Compass.” ‒ Tiena Johnson-Hall, Community Development Finance Manager, BBVA Compass

 

 

BBVA Compass has been a supporter of the Florida Community Loan Fund since 2014, with grants from the BBVA Compass Foundation and a $5 million equity equivalent investment from BBVA Compass. Working together with groups such as BBVA Compass, we are able to accomplish our goals of improving lives and communities in Florida.

Below is an overview of information about BBVA Compass and the BBVA Compass Foundation. Learn more on their website, www.bbvacompass.com.

BBVA Compass is a leading U.S. banking franchise with operations throughout the Sunbelt region and it ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share. BBVA Compass operates 674 branches in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. It ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). In addition, BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders.

BBVA Compass is committed to banking on a brighter future, and that commitment starts in the communities we serve. The Corporate Responsibility and Reputation (CRR) department is responsible for creating and implementing national strategy, programs (Community Giving, Employee Involvement, Community Relations, Community Development Finance, Communications and Reporting), with regional officers responsible for activating and monitoring these national programs across the bank’s footprint. CRR creates social value by strategically investing in projects that directly impact low-to moderate-income families and individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations aligned with BBVA Compass’ business strategy.

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. The BBVA Compass Foundation prioritizes its community giving strategy on six focus areas:

  • Community Development (including Financial Literacy)
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Diversity and Inclusion

BBVA Compass’ commitment to community investment goes beyond charitable contributions: Our volunteers commit their time and talent to signature, bank-wide volunteer programs that include pro bono professional services, financial education for people of all ages and personal passion projects to provide everyone with a brighter future.

All of this activity is reported annually in the BBVA Compass Responsible Banking Report available for download here.

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Pictured above, Reymundo Ocañas and Tiena Johnson-Hall of BBVA Compass speak to community development leaders at the annual OFN Conference, November 2015.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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Our Partners

Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
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