Political Contributions & Engagement

Like any federally-chartered bank, PNC Bank is prohibited by law from making contributions to candidates and political parties in all federal and many state elections. Our policies reflect this prohibition. Even where permitted by law, PNC does not contribute corporate funds for election campaigns, nor do we make any political contributions to candidates, candidate campaign committees, political parties or committees, independent expenditure committees or Super PACs.

Consistent with campaign finance laws, PNC sponsors Political Action Committees (PACs), supported entirely by voluntary employee contributions, which contribute at the federal, state and local levels. Bipartisan contributions support candidates, parties or committees whose views align with PNC’s priorities. In the aftermath of the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, PNC has indefinitely suspended contributions to all members of Congress who voted against the certification of Electoral College votes for the 2020 Presidential election.  In 2020, contributions made through PNC’s PACs totaled $609,150. As required by law, contributions made by the PNC PACs are reported in filings with the Federal Election Commission, as well as the relevant state or local commissions, which are publicly available.

PNC belongs to national trade associations, state banking associations and local chambers of commerce that represent the interests of both the financial services industry and the broader business community. These organizations work to represent the industry and advocate on major public policy issues of importance to PNC and the communities we serve.

While PNC employees have the right to voluntarily participate in the political process, there are legal restrictions on personal political activities. These restrictions, which are the result of some of PNC’s businesses, may limit or prohibit personal political contributions, solicitation of political contributions or sponsorship of political events. To help comply with these legal restrictions, PNC provides all employees with information to determine whether they are required to pre-clear their personal or immediate family’s political activities with the Corporate Ethics Office. PNC does not provide reimbursement or compensation to anyone for personal political contributions under any circumstances.

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$609K

in contributions
made by the PNC PACs in 2020

Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition

Industry/Reputation

  • U.S. Best Bank, Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2020)
  • Best National Banks, Kiplinger (2020)

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act Rating for 44 consecutive years
  • JUST 100 America’s Most Just Companies; Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, JUST Capital (2021)
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s (2020)
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek (2020)

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Accessibility

  • 100% Score on Disability Equality Index® (DEI®Best Places to Work™ (2021)
  • Top 50 Employers, Equal Opportunity Magazine (2021)
  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine (2021)
  • Employer of the Year, Disability:IN (2019)

LGBTQ+

  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2021)
  • Top LGBTQ+ Friendly, Black EOE Journal (2021)
  • Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and National Business Inclusion Consortium, (2020)

Veterans

  • Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans Magazine (2021)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, U.S. Veterans Magazine (2021)


Women

  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Seramount (2021)
  • Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg (2021)
  • Top Financial Companies, Professional Woman’s Magazine (2021)
  • 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers, Diversity MBA Magazine (2021)
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother (2020)
  • Top 70 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2020)
  • Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, American Banker (2020)
  • Best Finance Companies for Women, Fairygodboss (2020)
  • Board Diversity Award, DirectWomen (2019)