Corporate Giving and Community Champions

A spirit of citizenship and service has inspired our philanthropic work for more than two centuries. 

Corporate Giving

and Community Champions


Aligning with BNY Mellon’s role in powering success across the financial world for individuals and institutions, we focus our corporate giving on empowering communities in order to give everyone an opportunity to thrive.


By addressing unequal access to opportunities and financial systems, we are helping to strengthen underbanked communities, democratize investing and support social mobility. With a focus on fostering innovation, we invest in capacity-building in technology for small businesses and nonprofits.

By The Numbers

  • $36.2M
    in total global community support in 2023*
  • $10.6M
    in contributions by BNY Mellon employees and matching donations in 2023
  • 137K
    hours volunteered by BNY Mellon employees in 2023

*Exclusive of an additional $5 million contributed to The Bank of New York Mellon Foundation by The Bank of New York Mellon.



BNY Mellon Hosts Third Annual
Giving Tuesday Community Week
of Impact

The campaign encourages employees to support the local communities where they live and work and exemplifies BNY Mellon’s commitment to giving back.


Fostering innovation and resilient futures

The UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge, powered by Innovation Works and funded by the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, creates cross-sector partnerships to solve some of our community’s most pressing problems.


A longstanding partner: JA Worldwide

As one of the world’s largest and most-impactful youth-serving nonprofits, JA Worldwide delivers hands on, immersive learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial health.

Community champions in action

We invite employees at all levels of the company to make a difference by being community champions. Eligible employees may take up to three days of paid volunteer time per year and receive company-matching donations for their time. BNY Mellon also incentivizes charitable donations to nonprofits by matching employees’ donations.


Since the program’s 2008 launch, BNY Mellon employees have volunteered 1.5 million hours, valued at $47 million, with employee donations and company matching accounting for nearly $200 million to nonprofit organizations around the globe.*

*As of Jan 2024, all figures are rounded to the nearest 100,000

Game-changing impact

Roll call

BNY Mellon technologists help grantee Year Up develop a prototype for an attendance-tracking mobile app.


Exceeds expectations

The People Team develops employee performance management tools for Breaking Barriers, a refugee charity in the UK.

Support for eligible organizations

BNY Mellon will consider support for organizations that fit within our funding priorities and the company’s geographical footprint. In the United States, the organization must have an IRS designation of 501(c)(3). Organizations in other countries must meet requirements for their respective country’s governance.

Enterprise Sustainability at BNY Mellon

We apply a sustainability lens across our enterprise, leveraging the rich diversity of our people and supporting their wellbeing, driving responsible business practices and supporting communities.


Belonging & Inclusion

At BNY Mellon, we know that broad perspectives lead to greater teamwork and inventive solutions to modern-day problems.