MUFG Union Bank, N.A., becomes the latest financial institution to collaborate with nonprofit Project Access in their Adopt a Resource Center program. This innovative initiative offers skill building, financial education, and other resources for residents of affordable rental communities in Orange County.

Via a grant award of $10,000, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. has “adopted” two Southern California apartment communities: Hermosa Village Apartments in Anaheim and Tara Village Apartments in Cypress. This adoption by MUFG Union Bank, N.A. will assist Project Access in helping residents create a safer, more cohesive community. In addition to providing funding that will help with skill-building and workforce training, Union Bank employees will help lead financial education workshops tailored to youth and adults and participate in other volunteer opportunities focused on enriching and supporting residents.

The MUFG Union Bank Foundation supports local community programs that expand access to opportunities in low-and moderate-income communities where MUFG Union Bank does business. Ninety percent of the foundation’s philanthropic investments are devoted to four primary strategic areas: affordable housing, economic development, social services, and stewardship and sustainability, with an additional focus on programs that integrate green elements into their core work. The foundation has been steadfast in its commitment to greater racial and social justice, particularly issues of economic justice.

“We are pleased to continue supporting the work of Project Access and to adopt two of its Resource Centers to continue assisting families with financial education,” says Rossina Gallegos, Director and CSR Officer for MUFG Union Bank. “Financial education empowers communities to make better financial choices and help them achieve their financial goals.”

Annual sponsorship and adoption of a Resource Center by organizations such as MUFG Union Bank, N.A. help support Project Access programs that provide health and wellness resources; after-school enrichment activities; and social and recreational activities for seniors.

“This collaboration with Union Bank at our communities in Anaheim and Cypress is a great example of how the public and private sectors can come together to benefit their respective communities,” said our Project Access CEO and President Kristin Byrnes.