It’s Not Just About Dollars – It’s About Change

At PNC, we’re proud to support education, entrepreneurship & economic empowerment in the community.

Richard Bynum

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer

We are working to enhance the framework for PNC’s community support to include a greater emphasis on the importance of the educational continuum, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and social justice issues. While we may be approaching our work with a more deliberate focus on the Black community, diversity, equity and inclusion is not new to PNC. It has long been at the heart of how we run our business and has guided our efforts around economic empowerment.

Gina Coleman

Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity & Inclusion are core values at PNC. They shape our workplace and serve as a business imperative. We are committed to a culture where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued and respected. We believe that what makes us different makes us stronger. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities to drive innovation and high-performing teams, and increased transparency on our continued path. We owe it to our stakeholders to reach our fullest potential as a company, employer, neighbor and investment.

Marshalynn Odneal

Senior Vice President,
National Sales Executive
for Minority Business

Through PNC’s Minority Business Group, we’re actively working to solve known disparities among minority-owned firms. We know that there are divides that Black entrepreneurs face in the basic trade-offs of operating a small business and we have to be intentional about providing the tools necessary to help these businesses thrive.

Community Development Banking Spotlight

PNC’s Community Development Banking group works to boost the quality of life in low- and moderate-income communities across PNC’s footprint through financial education, consumer programs, and community development lending and investing. The team works with consumer groups, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), neighborhood developers and local community development corporations to serve as the entry point to the rest of PNC.

Community Development Banking distinguishes PNC from other banks because its objective is to meet the needs of our low- and moderate-income communities through a blend of products, services and philanthropy. PNC Bank’s significant accomplishments in this space have earned the company an “Outstanding” rating under the Community Reinvestment Act since those examinations began more than 40 years ago, reflecting the PNC’s commitment to communities and responsible banking.

Learn more about Community Development Banking

Insights & Articles 

Stories & Trends

Howard University and PNC are Reshaping the Future for Black Entrepreneurs

Vibrant networks set entrepreneurs up to succeed. Here's how our new partnership will help Black-owned businesses thrive.

4 min read


PNC Convenes Inaugural Community Leadership Symposium to Understand Needs

Nonprofits, advocates and industry leaders explore solutions to address financial challenges impacting low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color.

3 min read


PNC Group Focuses on Helping Minority Businesses Thrive

Through its Main Street bank model, PNC helps address disparities faced by minority-owned firms.

3 min read


PNC Partners Preserve Black History Across Communities

Local institutions throughout the markets play a vital role in making untold stories of Black history accessible.

5 min read

Running Your Business

Economic Outlook for Black-Owned Businesses 2023 Update

Gus Faucher, Chief Economist at PNC, provides a high-level economic outlook for Black-owned businesses.

5:49 min video

Growing Your Business

Building a Winning Team of Partners: Insights for Black-Owned Businesses

As entrepreneurship among Black Americans continues to grow, success relies on dynamic networks of partners.

51:18 min video


Jahmir Hamilton, a sophomore at North Carolina Central University, won the PNC North Carolina HBCU Pitch Competition.

The pitch competition builds on the Feb. 2022 launch of the PNC North Carolina HBCU Initiative which, through The PNC Foundation, is awarding grant funding to five North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities over three years for entrepreneurship programming. Jahmir's game design company, IX Studio, is trying to take accountability for keeping young gamers safe from online predators and/or people trying to exploit their personal information.