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 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.

What Makes Us Different
Makes Us Stronger.

2020 Corporate Responsibility

Summary of Our Efforts »

Download 2020 CR Report


Learn More About CR

Stakeholder Engagement »

Download previous Reports and Newsletters »


$609K

in contributions
made by the PNC PACs in 2020

Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition

Reputation

  • Most Powerful Women in Banking, American Banker (2021)
  • Best Overall Bank for Students, Money.com, (2021-2022)
  • Best Private Banks, Global Finance World (2022)
  • No. 3 Paycheck Protection Program Lender in U.S. (2021)
  • U.S. Best Bank, Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2020)

Corporate Responsibility

Our Communities & Responsible Business Practices

  • Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act rating in every evaluation since the law was enacted in 1977
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s (2022)
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek (2021)

Our Commitment to 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)

LGBTQ+

  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, for 10 consecutive years (2022)
  • 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, (2021)

Veterans

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

Women

  • Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg (2022)
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Best Companies for Working Mothers, Seramount (2021)
  • 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers, Diversity MBA Magazine (2021)
  • Top 70 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2021)
  • Best Finance Companies for Women, Fairygodboss (2021)