Inspiring a love of learning.

Creating a brighter future.

We're Making an Impact

Since 2004, PNC Grow Up Great® has helped prepare children from birth through age 5 for success in school and life. We’re supporting programs, resources and experiences that plant the seeds for a lifetime of opportunities.


Multiyear bilingual early childhood education initiative


Grants to nonprofits to advance high-quality early childhood education


Children supported through grants and educational programs

Building Brighter Futures

We believe it’s never too early to invest in a child’s future. Because when they thrive, the future becomes even brighter.

Building Powerful Partnerships

Because we’re bankers, not educators, we’ve collaborated from the start of PNC Grow Up Great with education experts, at the local and national levels, to develop resources and programs that encourage children to discover, learn and grow.

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TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Our support of the 3Ts — Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns — helps parents understand their role in foundational brain development.

Sesame Street

Sesame Workshop

Our free, bilingual resources aim to help parents, caregivers and educators enhance learning opportunities for young children.

Fred Rogers Productions

Fred Rogers Productions

Our Be My Neighbor Day collaboration with local public television stations helps children learn how to be caring neighbors.

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The PNC Foundation has awarded $20 million since 2017 to help public school teachers provide high-quality resources and learning experiences for their students.

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National Institute for Early Education Research

Our financial support helps improve the learning and development of young children by producing academic research that informs policy and practice.

PNC Leadership and Our Advisory Council

Strong PNC leadership and our advisory committee comprised of leaders in early childhood education are behind everything we do.

Engaging all of PNC

More than a corporate initiative, PNC Grow Up Great is a holistic commitment. We encourage all employees to play a part, and provide them with the time and resources to do just that.


PNC employee volunteer hours to date

40 Hours

Paid volunteer time available annually per employee


School supplies, warm clothing and other items donated


Earned by volunteers in Grants for Great Hours for partner organizations

Raising Awareness from Every Angle

We strive to eliminate barriers and improve equity so that every child — especially those in underserved communities — has the opportunity to succeed.


We’re leveraging our strength with businesses, policymakers and other key influencers to drive discussions and action around early childhood education.

Great Month

During the month of April each year, we double down on our service efforts by facilitating book drives, school visits, special programs and volunteer events.

Local Approach

PNC regional presidents and key leaders work with local experts, policymakers and other influencers to address early childhood education needs at the local level, benefiting children and families in the communities where we live and work.

On-the-Move to Promote School Readiness

Through our mobile tours, we're bringing the magic of early education to children and families around the country.

Engaging Young Learners with High Quality Resources

We offer free, high quality resources for parents and educators to
foster daily learning interactions with 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.

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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.

Everyday Learning Tips

We developed tips for every time of day – whether that's bedtime, mealtime or doing errands - that parents can use to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities for their child.

Teacher's Toolkit

Enhance learning in your classroom by using research-based training and strategies to enrich our lesson plans in science and the arts.