union bank of california foundation by jondavis


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Our vision is to strategically fund community and regional initiatives that will position
the Union Bank of California Foundation as an innovator of partnerships and grant-
maker intent on helping to create and sustain healthy communities.

The Union Bank of California Foundation proactively invests in the communities in
which the Union Bank of California and its businesses operate, for the benefit of low-
to-moderate income populations. The Foundation focuses on the following strategic
program areas*:

           •   Affordable Housing
           •   Community Economic Development
           •   Education
           •   Environment

The monitoring, assessment, and review of needs in these categories are the
responsibility of Union Bank of California Foundation staff under the oversight of the
Foundation’s Board of Directors. In its grant making work, Foundation staff places
emphasis on well-managed non-profit organizations and programs, and maintains
open channels and the flexibility to learn about and accommodate new and
innovative approaches to meeting community needs.

The Union Bank of California Foundation prefers program grants, but will consider
requests for core operating support and/or capacity building grants to support
exceptional work within its strategic funding categories. Program grants exceeding
$10,000 may include an allowance to be used by the grantee to cover administrative
expenses. The Foundation does not provide funding for capital campaigns, nor does
it fund individual elementary or secondary level schools.

The Foundation expects effective program planning, execution, evaluation and
reporting relative to stated program objectives by the recipient organizations. Grant
requests exceeding $10,000 must include performance measurement criteria, and
the requestor must be prepared to submit a report of achievement annually.

The Foundation prefers single year funding commitments, however it will consider
multi-year grants for well established organizations demonstrating a history of
success within the Foundation’s strategic funding categories.

*Corporate Contributions
Union Bank of California also considers requests for corporate donations and
sponsorships to non-profit organizations in the above-mentioned categories and
other program areas such as Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, and
Emergency Services. All charitable contributions made by the Bank are evaluated
by local Area Contributions Committees. For additional information contact one of
the Foundation Officers listed below, or visit our website at www.uboc.com.

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The following are the specific project/program areas being funded by the Union
Bank of California Foundation:

1.    Affordable Housing
      • For-sale housing
      • Rental housing
      • Special needs housing
      • Senior housing
      • Transitional living facilities
      • Emergency/homeless shelters
      • Youth housing
      • Self help housing
      • Farm worker housing
      • Predevelopment funding to nonprofit developers
      • Capacity building for non profit housing organizations—Cornerstone

2.    Community Economic Development
      • Small Business Development
           o Micro enterprise development and support
           o Technical assistance/entrepreneurial training
           o Organizations that promote access to capital for business or
               farms that meet SBA criteria
           o Job creation
      • Individual Development
           o Job training/apprenticeship
           o Welfare to work
           o Wealth accumulation/asset building
           o Life skills training
           o Financial literacy/credit counseling
           o Mortgage credit counseling
           o Business education
           o Intervention/prevention programs for at risk youth
      • Neighborhood Development
           o Youth prevention/intervention programs
           o Gang prevention/gang intervention programs
           o Community organizing to engage, inform and empower citizenry
                      Crime prevention
                      Dispute resolution/mediation/violence prevention
                      Reduction of liquor outlets
                      Improved quality of food in local markets
           o Community forums/festivals/resource fairs
           o Childcare and daycare programs
           o Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs; independent living

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     •   Organizational Capacity Building
            o Funding for operating/administrative expenses

3.   Education (The Foundation does not fund individual elementary or
     secondary level schools)
     • Scholarship programs
     • Tutoring programs
     • General education degree (GED) preparation
     • English as a second language (ESL) programs
     • Computer education
     • Support for the teaching profession
            o Teacher training
     • Literacy programs
     • Outreach programs of visual and performing arts organizations
        targeted to low-to-moderate income populations
     • Enrichment programs targeted to low-to-moderate income populations
     • Capacity building for non profit organizations
     • Matching gifts to employee contributions

4.   Environment
     • Brown field remediation
     • Green building
     • Energy upgrade and conservation
     • Rehabilitation and clean up
     • Coastal/creek and reserve clean up and preservation
     • Urban green space projects
     • Environmental advocacy
     • Environmental education
     • Aquarium & museums
     • State parks, nature centers, conservancy centers, botanical gardens,
       wildlife centers
     • Ecology & recycling centers


     •   Individuals

     •   Veterans, military, fraternal, or professional organizations

     •   Political organizations or programs

     •   Service club activities

     •   Other intermediary foundations (i.e., foundations which, in turn, make
         grants to other charities)

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      •   Churches or religious groups operating funds

      •   Hospitals or other patient care institutions operating funds

      •   Educational institution operating funds


Organizations must make their request to the Union Bank of California Foundation in

Organizations must provide a copy of the Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3)
determination letter designating the organization as tax-exempt.

Each request must be accompanied by the following:

      •   Your organization's mission statement, a description of what your
          organization does, whom you serve, your history, and major

      •   A description of the specific program or project that you wish the Union
          Bank of California Foundation to consider funding, the amount of
          funding you are requesting, and the expected outcomes.

      •   A list of your board of directors

      •   Your organization’s current annual operating budget with comparisons
          to the previous budget, and with any significant changes reconciled

      •   A copy of your most recent audited financial statement or, alternatively,
          if not required to prepare audited statements, the most current
          company prepared financial statement

      •   A current list of contributors and their giving levels

The Union Bank of California Foundation Board meets bi-monthly. All requests
should be directed to the appropriate Foundation Officer for processing as follows:

San Diego/Imperial/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties
J.R. Raines, Foundation Officer
Union Bank of California, N.A.
530 B Street, Mail Code S-650
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 230-3043

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Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura Counties
Anabel Gutierrez, Foundation Officer
Union Bank of California, N.A.
445 South Figueroa Street, Mail Code G04-010
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 236-5540

Northern California/Central California/Pacific Northwest
Karen Murakami, Foundation Officer
Union Bank of California, N.A.
400 California Street, Mail Code 1-001-08
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 765-3890

Rev. June 2, 2008


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