Important Details

Zions Bank® Donation Policy


Zions Bank has a long-standing tradition of serving the communities in which it operates. We are committed to supporting organizations that provide needed services to the residents and communities throughout our market area. As stated in our Guiding Principles, our goal is to be actively involved in our communities and do our part to enhance and improve the quality of life for our customers and employees. We believe that in order to be a part of the solution, we have to be proactive in finding solutions to issues confronting our communities. To accomplish this mission, Zions Bank is committed to charitable giving, primarily focusing in the following areas:

  • Affordable housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Community service
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Health and human services



Organizations seeking funds from Zions Bank usually meet the following criteria:

  • Designated as a 501c (3) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Operate within the communities served by Zions Bank (Idaho and Utah)

Requesting a Donation from Zions Bank

All requests for contributions should be submitted in writing and include the following:

  • A letter of request on the requesting organization’s letterhead
  • A brief description of the organization, including its mission and accomplishments
  • The specific purpose and description for which the request is being made
  • Specific dollar amount requested
  • A brief description of the population to be served
  • A list of current board members and key staff
  • A copy of the organization’s tax-exempt notification letter or nonprofit designation as a government or tribal entity, as well as the Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Current year’s budget
  • List of donors or supporters

(Requests for the purchase of a table at a fundraising event don't need to follow the above guidelines. However, those requests should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.)

With few exceptions, Zions Bank does not make charitable donations to or for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Travel and related expenses, including student trips
  • Start-up funding for new organizations or small businesses
  • For-profit entities
  • Programs designed solely for religious purposes
  • Organizations or programs outside the communities in which Zions Bank operates
  • Pageant participation, such as beauty, rodeo queens, etc.
  • Political campaigns or political parties
  • Scholarships for higher education (Handled separately)

Please send requests/proposals to:

Gloria Talley Wilkinson
Senior Vice President, Community Relations
Zions Bank
One South Main, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84133

View Our Commitment to Our Communities 2013 Community Report.

This page was last modified on Thu Mar 26 14:28:24 MDT 2015