Committed to helping our communities

We’re helping our communities thrive through philanthropy, development, volunteerism and education.

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Preparing our communities for thriving futures

For more than 45 years, the KeyBank Foundation has been investing in education and the workforce to build thriving communities.

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Supporting our communities

With our Community Development Lending and Investment (CDL/I) business, we're making construction affordable and attractive to developers, who stimulate local economies through new construction and renovation projects. Developments may include affordable housing, social service agencies, art and cultural institutions, and new residential or retail properties in areas that are economically disadvantaged. And, we’re the only U.S. national bank among the 25 largest to hold an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating for eight consecutive review periods.

How We Stimulate Community Growth



Rejuvenating the Seattle arts community

We helped the 12th Avenue Arts development in Seattle, Washington, bring together affordable housing, parking, and theater, retail, restaurant and office space through:

  • Loans of approximately $20 million
  • A $5.5 million New Markets Tax Credit investment
  • A $5.5 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit investment

More than 500,000 volunteer hours, and counting

We’re building stronger communities every day through a commitment to volunteerism. That’s why we’ve been recognized as one of America’s 50 most community-minded companies by The Civic 50.

KeyBank Neighbors Make the Difference Day

Neighbors Make the Difference® EVERY Day

We encourage employees to volunteer and contribute to nonprofit organizations year-round – so they can make a difference in our communities every day. Read more about Neighbors Make the Difference Day.


Super Refund Saturday

Each year, we provide free tax preparation for hardworking local residents and help them discover the Earned Income Tax Credit.


Capturing History

Joe Messineo (right), senior vice president, Key Equipment Finance, Syracuse, New York, is documenting veterans’ stories – including those from WWII veteran Donald Fida – for the Veterans History Project.

Helping you achieve financial wellness

Our free financial education services are providing the expertise to help our customers and communities achieve financial stability, growth and wealth. Since 2004, we’ve educated more than 30,000 people through free in-person and online courses.

Visit the KeyBank Financial Wellness Resource Center



Supporting economic growth for Native Americans

KeyBank Foundation has helped 82 Native American communities across the country receive financial education training through a four-year, $250,000 grant to First Nations Oweesta Corporation.