Community Involvement

Bringing out the best in the lives we touch ... Creating Possibility. It's not just what we do but how we do it, creating a lasting legacy that matters.

Our Mission

"Bringing out the best in the lives we touch ... Creating Possibility."

We believe in creating possibility at both the individual and community level. It’s about creating a legacy that makes us proud and provides a solid foundation for the future. 

"Sunflower Bank is built on a culture of community. We believe that our communities have the ingenuity, drive and resources necessary to grow. Since we are deeply involved in our communities, we make connections that make a difference."

Mollie Carter, Executive Chairman

Everything we do as an organization should have a positive impact on the people with whom we interact. With our mission statement, we affirm our commitment to align our business with our customers, communities, and fellow employees. 

At Sunflower Bank and our divisions – First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage – we embrace this statement to reflect our dedication to our customers and the communities we serve.

Whether we are helping a customer achieve their own financial aspirations by using one of our many products or services, or effecting change for an entire community by partnering with well-respected, local outreach organizations, our objective is always to make people’s lives better.   

By bringing out the best in our customers, communities and ourselves, everyone is stronger and better able to realize their full potential. When we work together, everybody wins. 

2023 Community Achievements

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    Employee Volunteerism

    In 2023, employees logged over 7,200 volunteer hours in their communities.

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    Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

    “Satisfactory” Community Reinvestment Act rating on last CRA Public Evaluation.

  • Community Lending

    Community Development Lending & Investments

    Over $26 million in community development lending and $41 million in community development investments in 2023.

  • Charitable Giving

    Charitable Giving

    Over $250,000 in charitable donations provided to organizations serving our communities in 2023.

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    Community Partner Award

    In, 2023 a Community Partner Award program was established, donating $80,000 to outstanding individuals and organizations within our communities.

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    Empowering Products

    Achievement Checking Account certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards for 2022-2024.

Community Focus

Sunflower Bank is deeply committed to the below areas of community engagement:

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Community Partner Awards

We recognize outstanding organizations and individuals in our communities through our Community Partner Awards program. Our 2023 award recipients have been named, check out who’s making a difference in our communities!
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Community Impact Stories

Our focus on improving the communities we serve allows us to discover truly remarkable opportunities to contribute to all of our communities, financial and otherwise, and build lasting connections that impact our communities for years to come!
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Our employees are extremely generous with their time and financial support. Since 2020, over 16,000 hours have been generously donated by our team to serving their communities.
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ABC Program for Education

At Sunflower Bank, we believe in the power of civic engagement. Funding education and scholastic achievement is one of the most important ways we do this.

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Charitable Giving

Sunflower Bank’s charitable giving strategy centers on empowering organizations whose mission is to better the lives of people in need. Since 2020, we have donated more than $530,000 toward this effort.

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Community Development Lending & Investments

Sunflower Bank strives to have a positive impact on the communities in which we do business. We have developed a wide variety of products that offer lending and equity capital assistance to organizations doing important work in their communities, such as providing affordable housing, creating jobs, economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

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Financial Literacy

Sunflower Bank is committed to providing our customers the opportunity to gain knowledge through our Financial Literacy program. We want to do our part to help those we serve through financial education so they can achieve their goals both today and in the future.

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Community Reinvestment Act Public File

Sunflower Bank received a “Satisfactory” Community Reinvestment Act rating on the latest CRA Public Evaluation.

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Meet our Community Development Team

Sunflower Bank's Community Reinvestment Act team coordinates with local bank leadership and community organizations to develop solutions that favorably impact economic opportunities in our bank communities.




Phyllis S., Austin, TX Says:

Highly recommend them!

I worked with Sunflower Bank as CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity. Wonderful community bank with exceptional products and great customer service. On top of that/ this is an organization truly committed to supporting their local community.