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Cathay Bank Foundation

Stronger communities

Inclusive opportunities


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

The mission of the Cathay Bank Foundation is to help communities thrive in the geographic regions where Cathay Bank operates. Through strategic relationship development and resources, we work together towards positively impacting the social, economic, educational, cultural and overall wellbeing of our communities.

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


Serving Communities

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

The Foundation seeks to work with well-established nonprofit organizations to pioneer approaches and to reach communities.

Cathay Bank Foundation announces its 2023 scholarship recipients.


Important Application Information

No unsolicited requests will be accepted.

All nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for a grant through the Cathay Bank Foundation must be invited by a Cathay Bank or Foundation Officer. The Cathay Bank or Foundation Officer will then direct your nonprofit organization to the link to 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 a full grant application for consideration. 


Letter of Intent Deadlines

  • 1st Cycle – January 26, 2024
  • 2nd Cycle – April 19, 2024
  • 3rd Cycle – July 19, 2024
  • 4th Cycle – October 25, 2024

Cathay Bank Foundation reserves the right to decline any unsolicited proposal. We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals from any organization. All unsolicited grant proposals and/or sponsorship requests will be declined.

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