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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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Philanthropy


Santander US is proud to have contributed more than $18 million to more than 400 nonprofits in 2021 through corporate charitable giving and the Santander Consumer USA Foundation.

Santander Bank contributed $12.1 million to 367 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.

The Santander Consumer USA Foundation contributed $5.6 million to 38 nonprofits, primarily to address community development needs in Texas, Arizona, and Florida. The Foundation is also focused on delivering on a $50 million multi-year commitment to help address the digital divide and advance the financial well-being of young adults.

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$18M

Given in support to nonprofits
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42%

Of Santander Bank’s grants went to organizations led by people of color
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400+

Nonprofits supported
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$50M

Commitment to address the digital divide and financial well-being of young adults
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$14B

Spent through a five-year Inclusive Communities Plan, exceeding the original commitment by $3B
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25,404

Community developent volunteer hours in underserved communities in 2021
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Learn more about the Santander US Charitable Contributions Programs

Santander US Charitable Contributions Programs donate to charitable organizations in the neighborhoods where our customers and colleagues live and work. Learn more about the Santander Bank, N.A. Charitable Contributions and the Santander Consumer Charitable Contributions Program.
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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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25,404

Volunteer hours
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400+

Community partners
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46,169

Individuals counseled on financial education
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16 hours

Volunteer paid time off per fulltime employee, annually

Santanders 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. In 2021, we provided financial education to more than 46,000 individuals and small businesses, while expanding our signature small business program, Cultivate Small Business.

To apply, please visit our application link or reach out to CultivateSmallBusiness@Santander.us with any questions or to learn about future cohorts.

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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360+

Entrepreneurs

7

US cities

Helping small businesses thrive

  • We assist early-stage, underserved food entrepreneurs, especially women, individuals of color, and immigrant-owned businesses, looking to grow and scale their businesses
  • We provide a four-month mini-MBA on industry-specific programs taught by Babson College, along with business coaching and mentorship, professional networking, and capital seed grants to help businesses grow
  • Since its inaugural year in 2017, the program has continued to expand beyond Boston and now has offerings in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Dallas, and Miami

Financial education resource center

Santander also provides financial education resources for our customers and communities to help them prosper.
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Helpful tips, articles, and ideas to help you confidently navigate your financial future.

Interactive modules on topics such as debt payoff, insurance, retirement, budget planning, and more.

Practical tips, ideas, and insights to help your business thrive, fuel your passion, and inspire success.

Our security tools keep your identity, information, and money safe, whether you are banking online, with your mobile device, or in person.

Learn how you can defend against common cybersecurity attacks to keep your online information safe.

Santander Consumer USA helps consumers get financing for new and used vehicles. Explore the Learning Center for resources that can help you navigate your journey.