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Commitment to our communities

At Santander, we believe responsible banking includes helping our communities prosper, succeed, and grow. Whether for individuals and families, small businesses, or entire communities, we work to build paths to prosperity.
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Santander US is proud to have contributed more than $33 million to more than 400 nonprofits in 2023 through corporate charitable giving and the Santander Consumer USA Foundation.

Santander Bank contributed $13.1 million to nearly 400 community nonprofit partners, primarily within its Northeast and Florida retail banking footprint, focusing on low- to moderate-income communities to help meet their needs in alignment with our Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) commitments. To apply, please visit our Grant Portal or Sponsorship Portal. Reach out to with any questions.

The Santander Consumer USA Foundation contributed $19.9 million to more than 40 nonprofits, primarily to address community development needs in Texas. Contact the Foundation at

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Given in support to nonprofits
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Nonprofits supported
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Committed through a three-year Inclusive Communities Plan.
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Community development volunteer hours
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Community partnerships

Partnerships with community organizations and nonprofits strengthen the communities where we live and operate. Our roughly 15,000 employees bring life to these partnerships through their volunteer service, technical assistance provision, and coaching and mentorships. As stewards of our company, our team members make an incredible difference by giving back their most valuable resource their time.

Across the U.S., we know the value that volunteerism can provide in communities, especially underserved communities. In 2021, we engaged with our communities mainly in a virtual setting, providing more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service with more than 400 community organizations and nonprofit partners. At Santander Bank, 79% of volunteering occurred in low- to moderate-income communities, and 62% occurred in communities of color.

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Volunteer hours
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Community partners
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16 hours

Volunteer paid time off per full-time employee, annually

Santander's Cultivate Small Business program

We work hard to ensure we are providing tools and solutions to our customers to enable them to achieve their financial goals.


Our Fall cohort supports businesses in Philadelphia, Dallas, and Miami with classes running September through November. Applications are accepted from March through June.

Our Spring cohort supports businesses in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island with classes running from March through June. Applications are accepted from November through January.

Please reach out to with any questions about program eligibility or application deadlines.

Businessowners of Carolizious in Somerville, MA who are alumni of the Cultivate Small Business Program
Pictured: business-owners of Carolicious in Somerville, MA who are alumni of the Cultivate Small Business program
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Helping small businesses thrive

  • Santander’s Cultivate Small Business helps early-stage entrepreneurs build and sustain businesses in the food industry, with a focus on woman-, immigrant-, and BIPOC-owned businesses in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
  • The program is completely free for eligible entrepreneurs and provides a 12 week food-focused curriculum, mentorship, and capital grants.

Financial education resource center

Santander also provides financial education resources for our customers and communities to help them prosper.
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Interactive modules on topics such as debt payoff, insurance, retirement, budget planning, and more.

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