We believe that opening a door for one person can open doors across a community. That’s why we completed several GoFundMe fundraisers in the communities we call home through our Follows Your Lead program! This program provides meaningful assistance to small businesses and community groups, including ones that are women and minority owned.

Meet the community members KeyBank supported and learn about the impact they’ve made:

Buy Back the Block

Rising prices in Denver’s Five Points District harm the neighborhood’s historic culture. Vibe Palace’s mission is to counter prices in the neighborhood by providing funding support for the local artists and small business members of the community. They’ve made so many incredible strides, and we’re so happy keep them moving forward.

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Lovejoy Village

Buffalo’s Lovejoy Village Association provides a space for youth of all ages to use their imaginations and tap into their creative sides with arts, crafts, and more. They also provide a marketplace for people to access fresh, affordable food and other essentials. We couldn’t be more proud of all Lovejoy Village has accomplished within their community.

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Buffalo Books

We believe that opening a door for one person can open doors across a community. That’s why we completed several GoFundMe fundraisers in the communities we call home through our Follows Your Lead program! This program provides meaningful assistance to small businesses and community groups, including ones that are women and minority owned.

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Back to School Supply Drive (Only the Strong Foundation)

Only The Strong Foundation makes sure that Denver’s underprivileged and at-risk youth have the school supplies that they need to start the year off right. We are honored to have helped them achieve their goal of donating over 500 backpacks in 2021.

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Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine

Keacean Phillips grew her single food cart into a Portland, OR staple called, Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine. Her sit-down restaurant’s growth is only half the story. Not only does she teach about her culture through the rich foods she serves, but she’s a major participant in local events and festivals as well. We’re lucky to partner with her.

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Kindness Farm

Everything Kindness Farm grows is from the heart. They’re a volunteer-led program that has put in thousands of hours growing hundreds of pounds of fruits and veggies for the community. Someday, they hope to see a Kindness Farm in every community. We’re hoping for the same by fulfilling their GoFundMe fundraiser.

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Happiness Family Farm

When the Ngabireyimana family, the heart of Happiness Family Farm, needed a tractor to keep providing fresh fruits and veggies to their community, the Portland community came forward with donations for them. We love what they do for Portland, and we’re excited to put those tractor wheels on the ground.

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Mad King Productions

Salt Lake City’s Mad King Productions was nearly facing closure, but the show must go on. Their community came forward to raise funds for them, and we were more than happy to take it from there. Their shows bring joy to our community, and we’re honored to play a part in keeping their doors —or curtains rather—open.

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The Art Castle

The Utah Arts Alliance wants to turn a 125-year-old building into a community art space for Salt Lake City. One that is designed to drive economic development and tourism to one of the city’s underserved communities. Say no more. We’ll gladly help them bring the building, and all of its history, back to life.

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Art Murals on Signal Boxes by Desmond Hansen

Seattle artist, Desmond Hansen, is known for his murals on traffic signal boxes all around the city. He does this unsponsored and free of charge, all for the purpose of bringing joy and beauty to Seattle residents. It’s a simple but amazing gesture we’re humbled to help support.

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Ximira LLC

Breean Cox of Seattle’s Ximira LLC is trying to perfect a wearable tech that will help the blind community navigate the world around them. Breean is using these donations to build her nonprofit, and we’re excited for them put the technology to good use.

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Rainier Dance Center

Rainier Dance Center helps Seattle’s next generation grow older, bolder, and stronger together. With the funds they’ve raised, the center will be able to guarantee their skilled and talented staff contracted hours. GoFundMe fulfilled––let’s dance.

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Bottle and the Barber

The Bottle and the Barber wants to create a barbershop that brings the Seattle community together by way of a great haircut and a relaxed atmosphere. There’s nothing like a fresh cut, and we’re happy to help them make that happen.

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Shaker Arts Council (Imagine Chagrin Exhibit)

The Shaker Arts Council in Cleveland, OH wants to enrich the cultural fabric of their community through public exhibits that support local artists and businesses. The exhibit, “Imagine Chagrin,” is designed to reinvigorate the classic downtown area, drive traffic, and showcase the abundance of artistic talent in the community.

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Soulcraft Community Woodshop

Soulcraft is a community woodshop that brings our Clevelanders together with an open space to build what matters to them. This year they celebrated their 10-year anniversary, and we’re proud to help them continue to open their doors so they can continue to serve our hometown Cleveland for decades to come.

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To learn more about KeyBank’s commitment to investing in communities, read our Community Benefits Plan initiative.