Global Philanthropy

Invested in improving lives.

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Invested in a Better World

For more than 230 years, BNY Mellon and its employees have supported our global communities.  We use our influence, expertise, skills and resources to contribute solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Our global philanthropy strategy is anchored in two pillars that advance progress for societal impact.

Economic Empowerment

We promote long-term sustainability by increasing the economic capacity of countries, institutions and communities to advance the financial wellbeing of the people of the world.

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Technology & Digital Capacity Building

Our initiatives also focus on building the next generation's business and technology skills to contribute to society in a digital world.

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Employees in Action

Our year-round, global Community Partnership program encourages employees to volunteer and help communities where they live and work.  BNY Mellon’s distinctive program encourages engagement at all levels of the company by empowering its employees to use their time, talent, skills and resources to make a difference.

Philanthropy by the Numbers


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We had 1,800 volunteer and fundraising teams*

forty-three thousand hours

Employees volunteered nearly 143,000 hours, 47% of which were skills-based*

Over 500 non-profit organizations benefitted from skills-based volunteerism*

*Based on 2017 philanthropy data.

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Our Talent Makes An Impact

Through skills-based and pro bono volunteerism, BNY Mellon’s employees apply their unique talents to serve non-profits and communities. Our partnership with the New York City Department of Education aims to ensure a career in technology is available to every student, no matter their background, through a blend of grant support and student mentorship.

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Social Innovation

Inspired by our pillars, BNY Mellon fuels social innovation by empowering changemakers and accelerating social enterprises through dynamic competitions that produce solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Are you up to the challenge?

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Philanthropy at a Glance


Funding Guidelines


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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 U.S., the organization must have an IRS designation of 501(c) (3). Organizations in other countries must meet requirements for their respective country’s governance.

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As the Investments Company for the World, with over 230 years of pioneering spirit, BNY Mellon is improving lives through our expertise and technology.

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At BNY Mellon, we believe each of us has the power to improve lives through investing. That’s why our best investment is the one we make in our people.

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Explore Our World

At BNY Mellon, being invested in the world means using our expertise, skills and resources to help bring positive change in society and for the environment.

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