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Cathay Bank Foundation

Stronger communities

Inclusive opportunities


The Cathay Bank Foundation was initially founded in 2002 for the purpose of raising and administering funds for community-based nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation's mission is to enhance the growth and success of communities in which the Bank serves. The Foundation's ultimate objective is to create opportunities in areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and education. The Foundation will also consider supporting culture and arts, health and welfare, environmental and human services and programs that benefit the communities at large.

The Cathay Bank Foundation, an affiliate of Cathay Bank, is a nonprofit organization.


Serving Communities

The Cathay Bank Foundation serves community needs in nine states: California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Texas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey and Maryland.

With offices in these states, the Foundation seeks to work with well-established nonprofit organizations to pioneer approaches and to reach communities.


Important Application Information

All nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for a grant through the Cathay Bank Foundation must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Once your LOI has been received, it will be reviewed for grant consideration. If the request is within our grant guidelines and budget, your organization may be invited to complete our full grant application form for consideration.
For sponsorships, the request must be received no later than 60 days prior to event date. 


Letter of Intent Deadlines

  • 1st cycle - January 25, 2019
  • 2nd cycle - April 26, 2019
  • 3rd cycle - July 26, 2019
  • 4th cycle - October 25, 2019

Cathay Bank Foundation reserves the right to decline any unsolicited proposal.

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