Global Philanthropy

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A Legacy of Impact

At BNY Mellon, a spirit of citizenship and service has inspired our philanthropic work for more than 230 years. Today, informed by that legacy, we mobilize the resources of our company and the talents of our employees to make a positive social impact in the communities where they live and work.


Building the Workforce of the Future


We connect some of society’s most under-served communities with training and education in technology and business skills to prepare them for employment in the digital age.

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On A Course for Success

BNY Mellon awards $1 million grant to the City University of New York to provide financial support to high-achieving, low-income students.

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A “Fab” Commitment to STEM Learning

The Carnegie Science Center names its interactive maker space the BNY Mellon Fab Lab. This facility, along with the fleet of BNY Mellon mobile Fab Labs which bring the maker space experience to schools across the region, represent the two organizations’ longtime partnership to inspire STEM learning in Pittsburgh.

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Hour of Code, Year of Impact

BNY Mellon sponsors City Year AmeriCorps members to provide year-round academic support in high-need schools and the company’s technology employees facilitate one-hour coding courses in locations across the U.S.

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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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Approximately 23,000 employees across 16 countries volunteered and fundraised as individuals and as part of more than 1,400 teams.*

forty-three thousand hours

Worked with ~6,000 nonprofit organizations with employees volunteering +143,000 hours, 44% of which were skills-based and pro bono volunteerism.*

$38.2M in total community support which includes $11M in employee and company matching donations.*

*Based on 2018 BNY Mellon philanthropy data.

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FEATURED

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

Informed by our philanthropic strategy, 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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News & Insights

 

Learn how our company addresses pressing global issues, contributes to healthy economies and supports thriving communities.

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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