Giving Back

Our purpose is to make a difference in peoples lives and uplift the communities we serve.

For more than 165 years, M&T has strived to take an active role in our communities and build long-lasting relationships with our customers. We are a bank for communities—combining the capabilities of a large bank with the care of a locally focused institution.

M&T Bank’s main giving programs include The M&T Charitable Foundation’s Grant Program, the Amplify Fund and the Community Sponsorship Program.  More information on each program and its eligibility criteria and can be found below.

Before you begin, please visit our FAQ’s to ensure you are requesting the proper type of support.

The M&T Charitable Foundation

The M&T Charitable Foundation strives to strengthen communities by providing support for a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations through grants.

Community Sponsorship Program

As a community bank, we are committed to supporting nonprofit events and activities in our local communities.

The Amplify Fund

The merger with People’s United Bank provided an opportunity to increase our philanthropic impact in the Northeast. 
We've established The Amplify Fund, which is committed to deploying $25 million in supplemental charitable giving.


Grants fund on-going, long-term initiatives, programs, or projects that will specifically impact and improve one or more outcome. All grant funds go to program support and M&T Bank cannot benefit in any way from the donation.
Sponsorships result in a mutually beneficial partnership and yield support for our company goals and marketing objectives. Sponsorships have a a broad reach across a market or state and offer a diverse menu of tangible benefits.

M&T accepts requests year-round. However, we ask that you submit your request a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the date you need a decision, to allow adequate time for the request to be reviewed.

A decision will be made on all community sponsorship requests within 8 weeks of the date your organization indicated you need a decision by. Requestors will be notified via email.

M&T Bank has a very active volunteer program. If you have a volunteer request, please contact your local program officer.

No, all requests for funding are required to be submitted via the online application. This allows us to streamline the review process and enables us to provide organizations with a faster response.