Black History & Heritage

Celebrating Diversity

An Update on PNC’s Commitment to Advance Racial Equity and Our Pledge for the Future.

In 2021, PNC announced an $88 billion Community Benefits Plan, inclusive of a previously announced commitment of more than $1 billion to support the economic empowerment of Black Americans and low- and moderate- income communities. The Community Benefits Plan will provide at least $88 billion in loans, investments and other financial support to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and communities, people and communities of color, and other underserved individuals and communities over a four-year period.

Learn more about the commitment »

richard-bynum-chief-corporate-responsibility-officerWe 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.
—Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate
Responsibility 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.
—Gina Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer


Understanding Black Identity in Modern America with Michele Norris

PNC Diversity & Inclusion invites you to a special Black History Month event featuring award-winning journalist Michele Norris. Join us for this engaging dialogue around race, culture and the modern Civil Rights movement in America, and hear Michele’s perspective as NPR’s first Black female radio host and the founding director of The Race Card Project — a vehicle where more than half a million people to date have shared their personal experiences around race and identity.

Event Date: Thursday, February 9, 1-2 P.M. ET


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

As entrepreneurship among Black Americans continues to grow, success relies more than ever on robust business ecosystems — dynamic networks of partners, advocates and organizations that provide guidance and resources to businesses.

In this webcast, our panel will explore the complex nature of business ecosystems and deliver insights into how Black-owned businesses can leverage their networks to get support and achieve their goals.

Event Date: Thursday, February 23, 1-2 P.M. ET

To take advantage of these webcasts, you will need internet access.

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 »



PNC Partners Preserve Black History Across Communities

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

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Howard Business School Dean Talks Impact of New Center for Entrepreneurship

A $16.8 million PNC Foundation grant establishes a national hub to support Black entrepreneurs.

3 min read


PNC’s Black Leaders Forum Advocates for Change

Employees are at the center of PNC’s commitment to listen, learn and take action

2 min read


Celebrating a Decade of Community Connection in Historic Cleveland

PNC Fairfax Connection provides free programs and resources to advance the hopes and dreams of residents of all ages.

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 Commits Nearly $20M in Support of HBCUs and Entrepreneurship

The PNC Foundation awards more than $20 million in grants to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country.

4 min read

Awards & Recognition

America’s Most JUST Companies (JUST 100)
— JUST Capital and CNBC (2023)
Most Trusted Bank, Best Mortgage Lender Overall
— Bankrate (2023)
Gender-Equality Index
— Bloomberg (2023)
U.S. Best Super-Regional Bank
Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2022)
Overall Leader in Cyber-Trust in Banking Scorecard
— Javelin Strategy & Research (2022)
Best Overall Bank for Students
— (2021-2023)
Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act rating
— in every evaluation since the law was enacted in 1977
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
— Human Rights Campaign, for 10 consecutive years (2022)

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