Giving Back is in Our DNA
Since 1893, giving back to the communities we serve has been deeply rooted in our values. This culture of service, of supporting those around us through direct engagement, positively impacts our communities.
To further this effort, in 2004 we established the Popular Community Bank Foundation, a wholly employee-funded philanthropic U.S. organization. Financed by employees and the Corporation – .50 cents per dollar – the Foundation’s aim is “To strengthen the social and economic well-being of the communities we serve.”
In 2014, $458,607 in donations were distributed to 46 non-profit organizations – a milestone made possible by the generosity of the bank’s employees who came out in full force with a 61% in employee voluntary contribution participation rate.
The Foundation supports educational and community development through organizations such as:
- Operation Hope – provides education and opportunities for growth and community development.
- Junior Achievement – has free programs to educate youths between the ages of 8-24 in finance-related matters. JA promotes empowerment, education, responsibility and hope.
- March of Dimes – helps prevent premature birth defects and improves the health of mothers and babies in the United States.
Our commitment has been extended to many local organizations that offer critical services and community empowerment. We are proud to count on these community catalysts as grant recipients.
Popular Community Bank grant recipients in New York and New Jersey include:
Popular Community Bank’s South Florida Recipients:
We firmly believe that these organizations and their story is our story. We stand loyal to the value of giving and promise to continue to work to strengthen the social and economic well-being of the communities we serve.