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Donations and Sponsorships

Making a positive difference for the families, individuals and organizations across north Alabama.

Donations and Sponsorships

We are proud to partner with local organizations, teams and efforts that demonstrate Bank Independent's Mission and Values, and devote a substantial portion of our earnings to supporting these folks through our donations and sponsorships program.  

We welcome requests for monetary donations or sponsorships or promotional items via our online request form. 

When considering donation and sponsorship requests, Bank Independent favors local organizations focused on the following areas within the seven counties we serve:  

  • Education
  • Civic and community life 
  • Arts and cultural activities
  • Health and human services, and/or
  • Economic development

The following are not eligible to receive donations and/or sponsorships from Bank Independent:*

  • Political causes, candidates, or legislative efforts 
  • Lobbying or advocacy groups 
  • Individuals
  • For-profit businesses
  • Labor organizations 
  • Fraternal organizations 
  • Events, organizations or causes that we deem sensitive, controversial, or harmful or that pose a potential conflict of interest to Bank Independent 


Despite that fact that he never graduated from college, our late Board Chairperson Edward Fennel Mauldin passionately believed that everyone should be provided the opportunity to attend. It was in this spirit that the Edward Fennel Mauldin Memorial Endowed Scholarships have been created in honor of Mr. Mauldin at the following institutions:

  • University of North Alabama
  • Athens State University
  • Northwest Shoals Community College
Bank Independent hopes to institute scholarships at additional area colleges in the near future.

Applications are processed and recipients selected by the awarding schools. The only requirements for consideration are that the student must be a first-generation college student, live in one of the seven counties served by Bank Independent, and demonstrate financial need.


You can donate to the Helping Hands Foundation all year long and 100% of your donation will go to support local community organizations and efforts.

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Request a Donation or Sponsorship

Request a monetary donation, sponsorship or BI promotional items.

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Request Volunteers

Could your charitable organization or community event use some extra Helping Hands? Request assistance from BI team members.