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Helping Young Minds Thrive

PNC Grow Up Great® champions early childhood education.

Since 2004, we’ve provided tools and resources that help develop curious young minds. We’re proud to have grown PNC Grow up Great into a $500 million initiative dedicated to serving children from birth to age five, particularly underserved children, by empowering and supporting their caregivers and teachers.


Inspiring a love of learning.

Creating a brighter future.

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.

We're Making an Impact

Since PNC Grow Up Great began in 2004:


Multiyear bilingual early childhood education initiative


Grants to nonprofits to advance high-quality early childhood education


Children supported through grants and educational programs
We believe it’s never too early to invest in a child’s future.
Because when they thrive, the future becomes even brighter.

Watch the video to learn more about the positive impact made by PNC Grow Up Great.

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.

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 Workshop

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


Fred Rogers Productions

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


The PNC Foundation has awarded $15 million since 2017 to help public school teachers provide high-quality resources and learning experiences for their students.

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.

Learn More About Our People & Partners »

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

Up to

40 Hours
per employee paid volunteer time each year


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.

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.
Learn More & View Upcoming 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.

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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Teacher's Toolkit

We're providing educators with tools for success by providing effective instructional techniques on inquiry learning and home school connection tips to enhance learning in their classrooms.
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Sesame Street® Learning Resources

In partnership with Sesame Street®, we’ve created fun videos and resources for families to help take children on everyday learning adventures.
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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.
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