Social Innovation

Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder Alexander Hamilton, BNY Mellon takes an innovative approach to philanthropy. Explore unique programs and partnerships catalyzing world-changing social innovations.

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With UpPrize, Everybody Wins

UpPrize helps southwestern Pennsylvania organizations create positive social returns with purpose-driven innovation. Since its inception in 2015, UpPrize has awarded over $1.5 million to social innovators. This year’s UpPrize hosts two challenge tracks: Great Ideas and Great Solutions.

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Unlocking ¢hange in Financial Wellbeing

This national competition, “Unlocking ¢hange: Innovations for Financial Wellbeing, Resilience, and Freedom,” hosted in collaboration with Ashoka, aims to support and scale solutions that expand financial wellbeing to underserved communities.

Accelerating Social Enterprise

BNY Mellon has partnered with MassChallenge in Boston, an organization committed to creating a global startup renaissance. The partnership provides social entrepreneurs with scholarship support and mentorship to expand their reach and impact.

Developing Tomorrow’s Social Entrepreneurs Today

Enactus is dedicated to inspiring college students to improve the world through entrepreneurism. BNY Mellon and Enactus have partnered to develop social entrepreneurship skills in the next generation of leaders.

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Explore Global Philanthropy

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.

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Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, BNY Mellon is one of the longest-lasting financial institutions in the world.

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Explore Our World

At BNY Mellon, corporate social responsibility (CSR) helps us contribute solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges.

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