PNC Works to Enable Tomorrow’s Success Today for Communities

June 19, 2018

At the backbone of PNC’s corporate responsibility efforts is the belief that when communities prosper, their business prospers. PNC supports the communities where it conducts business through job creation, local infrastructure, small business loans, financial education, and sponsorships. These financial services, together with their philanthropic giving and volunteerism, create a series of benefits that strengthen communities.

As outlined in their recent 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, at the center of PNC’s community involvement is the PNC Foundation. Through the PNC Foundation, PNC works with high-quality community-based nonprofit organizations to understand and address issues that best align with its philanthropic priorities of early childhood education and community and economic development.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we work with the private sector to promote business solutions that develop, support, and advance the future and current workforce.  PNC’s efforts/investments displayed in their CSR report grant funding and charitable sponsorships, which helps launch programs such as Grow Up Great and its Vocabulary Building initiative.

“Words unlock success for children,” said Sally McCrady, president and chair of the PNC Foundation. “This initiative provides family programming that will enhance young children’s vocabulary and gives parents the tools and resources to continue the learning at home. Research shows that children who are prepared for kindergarten graduate on time, go onto higher learning, obtain meaningful jobs and contribute to the community.”

PNC has launched additional community improvement initiatives such as the $328 million Supplier Diversity program, which allows PNC to build relationships with diverse-owned businesses to meet the company’s product/service needs and increase its competitiveness.

Through this award-winning program, PNC offers small and disadvantaged businesses and those businesses that are 51% owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals the opportunity to compete for and sell value-added products and services to PNC.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation supports PNC’s efforts to promote innovative early learning, economic, and environmental programs geared towards strengthening communities around the country. To learn more about PNC’s CSR initiatives, click here.