Inspiring Great Futures
for Young Children

Since 2004

PNC Grow Up Great is celebrating 20 years of building brighter futures!

For 20 years, PNC Grow Up Great® has helped children from birth to age 5 discover their love of learning. By supporting and delivering engaging programs, experiences and resources, we’re helping to create a world of opportunities for the next generation and beyond.

Volunteerism has been a key to our success. Throughout the year, our employees are invited and encouraged to take an active role in supporting early childhood education through PNC Grow Up Great. Each April, we double down on those efforts by facilitating supply drives, school visits and volunteer events during Great Month.

About Great

PNC Grow Up Great, a $500 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative, helps prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.


Built on the understanding that education is a powerful means for economic and social mobility, PNC Grow Up Great offers high-quality programs, resources, and experiences that plant the seeds for a lifetime of opportunities.

Because we're bankers, not educators, we've collaborated from the start with education experts to help encourage children to discover, learn and grow.

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News & Updates


PNC Foundation Announces $10.2 Million in Grants to Mark 20th Anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great

Includes multi-year focus on outdoor learning for young children via play spaces, new Sesame Workshop resources and extended DonorsChoose support.

New resources

Sesame Street® Learning Resources

Inside, outside, or on the go, learning can happen anytime, anywhere with these bilingual activity cards.

For Educators

DonorsChoose Match Offer for Early Educators

PNC Grow Up Great is matching donations on qualifying pre-K and Head Start projects across the PNC footprint.

Learning Resources

Our free bilingual resources were developed in partnership with early childhood education experts and aim to help parents, caregivers and educators enhance learning opportunities for young children.

Lesson Center

Designed for teachers to use flexibly with existing curricula, we collaborated with our grant partners to develop theme-based, printable lessons to enhance hands-on learning in the classroom

grow up great volunteer reading with children

Sesame Street Learning Resources

In partnership with Sesame Workshop, we've created fun early learning resources for families and educators to help take children on everyday learning adventures.

Featured Lessons



Learn about the natural processes of living things, including the lifecycle of a plant, how things grow, the parts of plants, how plants absorb water and nutrients, the importance of sun and water, the characteristics of seeds, and the importance of earthworms to the environment.

Brighter Futures

Through grantmaking, employee volunteerism, advocacy and awareness efforts, PNC Grow Up Great is driving impact in early childhood education.


Multi-year, bilingual early childhood education initiative


Grants to nonprofits to advance high-quality early childhood education


Children supported through grants and educational programs

Community Events

Our Mobile Learning Adventure helps parents and caregivers learn about the importance of early childhood education through fun activities with their children.

Mobile Learning Adventure Tour

Our traveling exhibit offers fun and engaging activities to help parents and caregivers learn about the importance of early childhood education in their communities.