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BBVA Compass has awarded $300,000 to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, in the bank’s largest show of support for a foundation targeting HIV. The funds will support the charity’s ongoing work in the Southern U.S.

“We are all proudly grateful to have BBVA Compass join us as a both a new major corporate supporter as well as a new event sponsor,” said EJAF Chairman David Furnish.  “It is so important for us to secure new institutional partnerships like this as we continue our efforts to increase the level of EJAF’s grant making every year.”  

BBVA Compass‘ support for the EJAF comes in the form of a grant from the BBVA Compass Foundation and a sponsorship package. It is part of the bank’s commitment to banking on a brighter future and improving the communities it calls home. The EJAF‘s focus on wellness, human rights, improved quality of life, and resilient community organisations makes the foundation’s grant priorities an excellent match with BBVA Compass‘ emphasis on building stronger communities.

EJAF is a best-in-class organisation, and it’s doing critical work to help care for and educate underserved populations,” stated BBVA Compass Director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Reymundo Ocañas. “By teaming up, we’re compounding our fight against a deadly disease that can still take hold of vulnerable communities that have poor access to HIV testing and health care. We’re committed to building a brighter future for absolutely everyone in our communities — one dollar at a time, one outstretched hand at a time.”