The intersection of communities and potential
U.S. Bank is only as strong and vibrant as the communities we serve across the nation. Our employees are deeply committed to helping strengthen our communities, helping them and their residents reach their full potential — both financially and in quality of life.
We support our communities through a wide range of financial, human and creative resources at both the corporate and local level. Among those supporting activities are national programs and initiatives to further financial literacy, Community Reinvestment Act advocacy and adherence, corporate giving, and more. Through the U.S. Bank Foundation, we focus on financial literacy, economic opportunity, affordable housing, arts and culture enrichment, education, and the United Way.
In 2014, our company provided contributions of more than $23.5 million in foundation grant funding. Additionally, we sponsor many arts and cultural events in our local markets — everything from museum exhibits to theater performances, festivals and art shows, among others. In addition to the loans, grants, investments, contributions and sponsorships, our employees are encouraged, recognized and rewarded for their volunteer activities.
Last year, U.S. Bancorp employees reported more than 370,000 volunteer hours. They helped beautify neighborhoods, planted community gardens, cleaned and painted classrooms, led financial literacy classes for children and adults, worked in soup kitchens and food pantries and helped build Habitat for Humanity homes, to name just a few. Many employees also serve on the boards of nonprofit charitable, arts and community organizations, lending their financial expertise. U.S. Bank employees can take up to 16 hours of paid time off annually to volunteer depending on their tenure. We work to help communities thrive, to empower them to build stronger foundations and achieve their goals to be good places in which to work, play and live.
“We’re proud to say that our work is making a positive difference financially, socially and environmentally across the nation.”Zack Boyers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation