HumanKind Receives SunTrust Foundation’s Award and $75,000 Grant
Recognized for its generous contributions to regions across Virginia, HumanKind was awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.
The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognize select nonprofit organizations that work to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities through financial education, financial counseling, career readiness/workforce development and small business/entrepreneurship.
“The SunTrust Foundation is proud to recognize and support our local nonprofit partners that empower and strengthen the communities they serve,” said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. “HumanKind is making a meaningful impact with their programs to improve the financial well-being of the people who need it most.”
HumanKind is one of 36 nonprofits across the Southeast and Midwest presented with a 2019 Lighting the Way Award from the SunTrust Foundation, which gave a total of $2.7 million in grants to these nonprofits.
“HumanKind is grateful for this recognition and award of $75,000 which supports credit repair and employment opportunities through fair market vehicle loans, financial counseling and case management,” said Bob Dendy, President and CEO of HumanKind. “With the support of the SunTrust Foundation, we will continue to strengthen our community, grow our impact and transform the lives of families experiencing barriers to financial stability.”
About SunTrust Foundation
The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank’s (NYSE: STI) purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging with local and national organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $170 million throughout the United States.
Award video and photos from the ceremony can be found on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/humankindva/videos