One of the greatest resources that allows us to positively impact our communities is the PNC Foundation, through which we actively support nonprofit organizations that enhance education, with an emphasis on early childhood education, and support the arts, as well as community and economic development. These areas define our philanthropic priorities and drive our community involvement.
As a Main Street bank, PNC takes pride in being an active member of the communities we serve. Community involvement is at the heart of our civic engagement and an extension of our commitment to look out for the best interests of all of our stakeholders. At the center of PNC’s community involvement is the PNC Foundation. Through the PNC Foundation, PNC works with high-quality community-based nonprofit organizations to understand and address issues that best align with our philanthropic priorities of early childhood education and community and economic development.
PNC Charitable Giving
In 2021, we made a commitment to invest $500 million in charitable giving over a four-year period which began January 1, 2022, and in 2021, we invested $98 million of that commitment into our communities through both sponsorships and PNC Foundation grants.
PNC Grow Up Great® is our signature philanthropic program that represents so much of what we believe in, including the opportunity for everyone to live their best lives from the very beginning. A bilingual program that supports education for children from birth to age five, Grow Up Great was founded in 2004 to enhance learning and development during a child’s critical first years and to specifically support low- to moderate-income families.
In 2021 alone, the PNC Foundation awarded more than $15 million in grants focused on early childhood education.
In 2021, through our alliance with DonorsChoose, PNC funded all pre-K and Head Start teacher requests on the DonorsChoose platform throughout our markets. In total,
PNC funded 2,011 teacher requests, impacting 972 schools and 1,344 teachers. In addition, PNC provided nearly 60,000 employees with a $25 DonorsChoose gift card to support a pre-K and/or Head Start classroom of their choice. Through this initiative, employees supported 5,000 pre-K and Head Start classroom requests or projects benefiting 100,000 pre-K and Head Start students. Learn more at DonorsChoose.org .
In 2021, we supported our communities with
in charitable giving.
PNC employee volunteer hours
in grants distributed to organizations that support early childhood education
children and their families served by PNC Grow Up Great grant-funded programs and mobile educational tours