Our Commitment to the Community

At M&T Bank, we have a long history of showing our support to the local communities we serve with both financial contributions and time spent, by our employees, in service to others.

A Community Bank at Heart

M&T Bank was founded on the belief that banks exist to help people succeed. We make sure we understand what's important to our constituents, employees and customers because their success drives our own. We work hard every day to make a difference in people's financial lives – and in the communities we serve – to build a better future for all of us.

Understanding What's Important

M&T Bank supports our customers, our employees and the community by working to deliver what matters most every day, in every location:

  • Financial strength and sound management. You can rely on support from us in good times and bad
  • The right size. We keep a community banking model by making decisions locally and offering one-on-one customer service
  • Time and funding for community-based organizations. M&T Bank regularly contributes financially to community organizations, and each year our employees spend thousands of hours in service to others
  • Support for businesses. We consistently rank as one of the top SBA lenders nationally​​ and #1 in many of the markets we serve
  • Longevity, reliability and stability. With employees that stay with us twice as long as their counterparts at other banks, our customers and communities know they can rely on us
  • Customer advocacy. We created the Office of the Customer Advocate to leverage customer feedback toward the improvement of products, services and experiences

The M&T Charitable Foundation

We provide charitable giving through The M&T Charitable Foundation to help fund a wide range of community-based organizations. Each year, we contribute millions of dollars to thousands of organizations. And our employees do their part by spending thousands of volunteer hours supporting events and causes that benefit others.

This level of continued commitment has earned M&T Bank recognition as one of the top charitable companies in the United States.

According to statistics released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for total approved loans through the SBA's 7(a) lending program during the federal fiscal year ending 9/30/2019.