Customers Bank is committed to corporate social responsibility. In 2017, Customers Bank made nearly $640,000 of charitable contributions across 15 states. These contributions funded education initiatives, medical research, affordable housing, family services, financial literacy, and more. This figure includes a $105,000 United Way corporate match to the more than $135,000 pledged by our Team Members to the United Ways that serve our footprint.
Additionally, Customers Bank made $850,000 of investments in educational programs and other community initiatives through the Pennsylvania Education Investment Tax Credit program. Many of our corporate leaders serve on community and statewide boards of non-profits, service organizations, and charitable organizations. Their time, talent, and personal contributions further enhance our communities.
At Customers Bank, we are focused on improving the communities where we work and live. We achieve this by providing funding through contributions and sponsorships. Additionally, we encourage our team members to volunteer their time and talents to worthy, educational, community-focused causes.
What We Fund:
Customers Bank will provide charitable contributions to non-profit organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are located in areas in which there is a significant bank presence, and that are committed to improvement in one of three main categories: educational opportunities, children and youth, and community health and wellbeing.
In addition, Customers Bank offers a discretionary budget to support organizations in which a team member serves in a leadership role, specifically as a member of the board. Other donation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
What We Do Not Fund:
The following are examples of what Customers Bank will not fund. This is by no means an all-inclusive list and other exclusions may apply.
How to Apply for Funding:
Applications for funding or sponsorships should be submitted in writing to: [email protected]. Written applications must include the following information:
The deadline for applications is at least four weeks prior to either the date of an event or the due date of the contribution payment.
Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be considered for funding.