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Sharing Our Experience

Closer Relationships For Superior Service

At Western Alliance Bank, we recognize that operating a nonprofit organization is unlike running any other type of business. Our banking products and services specifically designed for nonprofits reflect not only our understanding of your day-to-day realities, but also our support for all the great work nonprofits do to enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Nonprofit Solutions1

Our financing solutions include a comprehensive array of fixed rate and variable rate loans to help you fund your capital needs, while also providing day-to-day banking services to manage your cash position.

We offer deposit and treasury management services, private placements of debt, direct lending and lease financing. We’ll work with you to create customized solutions with comprehensive, flexible lending terms that extend up to 20 years.

Importantly, we are committed to a streamlined credit approval process so you can secure the funding you need, when you need it.

Clients We Serve

We offer financing solutions to virtually all types of nonprofit sector organizations, including:

  • Nonprofits, charitable organizations & foundations
  • Independent and charter schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Nonprofit hospitals, clinics and health systems
  • Continuing care and senior living providers
  • Transportation authorities

Loans & Financing1

We’ll help you choose smart solutions to deliver the capabilities and capital you need, along with efficiencies to ease your administrative operations.

  • CAPEX loans for facilities or equipment
  • Asset-based loans
  • Lines of credit
  • Commercial real estate loans
  • Equipment financing
  • Tax-exempt financing secured by real estate and/or revenues
  • Sophisticated commercial credit card products

Banking Tools for the Education Sector1

Our knowledgeable bankers understand the dynamic challenges and opportunities that educational institutions face, and we are ready to help you meet your goals. We have extensive experience with private universities, charter schools, technical programs and other public and private educational institutions.

We offer everything from tailored lending solutions for private colleges and universities to tax-exempt lease revenue financing for public K-12 school districts and charter schools. A broad spectrum of unique solutions are created specifically to meet the needs of our clients in the education sector, including:

  • CAPEX loans for facilities or equipment
  • Asset-based loans
  • Lines of credit
  • SBA 504 and commercial real estate loans
  • Equipment financing
  • Sophisticated commercial credit card products

AZ Earn to Learn

Western Alliance has been involved with Tucson-based AZ Earn to Learn since Executive Director and Founder Kate Hoffman was working at her dining table on the organization’s concept of matched scholarship funds.

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Marshall B. Ketchum University

Formerly known as the Southern California School of Optometry in Fullerton, Calif., MBKU had experienced a public debt offering before, and found it more difficult than necessary. This time the university found private placement resources via a dedicated set of decision makers at Western Alliance Bank.

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Los Angeles Jewish Home

The Los Angeles Jewish Home has been at the forefront of senior care for over 100 years. Today, it serves over 4,300 seniors as a leading provider of senior healthcare services for the community.

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Western Alliance was a major supporter even before we had our first student. Not only did the bank help us get our organization off the ground, they also provided important financial support – and they have done this every year since the program launched in 2012. I can’t imagine a better community partner.

Kate Hoffman , Executive Director/Founder AZ Earn to Learn

Our Team

Meet Your Nonprofit Finance Experts

With years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in all the communities we serve, our banking teams welcome the opportunity to share our expertise and connect you to the banking resources your organization needs to achieve your goals.

Western Alliance Public & Nonprofit Finance, led by Monika Suarez, specializes in banking for larger institutional nonprofits such as universities, hospitals and senior living facilities, while our bank divisions work with local and regional nonprofits in the communities they serve.

About Us

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With years of experience working with nonprofits, our banking team welcomes the opportunity to share our expertise and connect you to the banking resources your organization needs to achieve your goals.

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Western Alliance Bank Headquarters

1 East Washington Street
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

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The Western Alliance Bank building in downtown Phoenix, Arizona

1. All offers of credit are subject to credit approval, satisfactory legal documentation, and regulatory compliance. Borrowers are responsible for any appraisal and environmental fees plus customary closing costs, including title, escrow, documentation fees and may be responsible for any bank fees including bridge loan, construction loan, and packaging fees.