Communities

Engaged with the communities we serve.

Santander in the Community

The communities we serve are fundamental to our business. Our priority is to act responsibly and make a positive contribution to society.

Overview

Communities Overview

At Santander US, we believe that we can and should have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work. We believe that finance can and should be transformative and the best way to foster prosperity is in partnership with our communities, colleagues and customers. At Santander, giving back to the community is part of our culture. Our employees’ varied experiences and diverse backgrounds strengthen our workplace and communities.

We give back to our communities each day by focusing our commitment on Responsible Banking and Inclusive Communities. We strive to make a difference through three key ways:

  • Charitable Contributions
  • Volunteering and Community Partnerships
  • Our Businesses, Products and Services

Our efforts are designed to support specific needs in our communities, while focusing on low- to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods through important programming, services, and support to three key areas:

  • Financial empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship and small business support
  • Quality of life and healthy neighborhoods.
Investing in Progress

Santander US Charitable Contributions Program

Santander US Charitable Contributions Programs donate to charitable organizations in the neighborhoods where our customers and colleagues live and work.

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Cultivate Small Business

Building and sustaining early-stage businesses.

Santander Bank’s Cultivate Small Business is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods build and sustain their businesses, with a focus on women-, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries. The program provides industry specific education, networks and mentoring as well as small capital grants for business owners.

Learn about Cultivate Small Business
Making an Impact

Community Partnerships

Santander seeks to form deep, long-lasting relationships with nonprofit and community-based organizations to further our impact on our communities. When local stakeholders, subject matter experts and our own team members collaborate to address community needs, we are better able to help people and communities prosper.

Tools & Resources

Expand your financial knowledge

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Prosper & Thrive

By providing helpful tips, articles, and ideas, you can confidently navigate your financial future.

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Financial Education Courses

Here you’ll find interactive modules on topics such as debt payoff, insurance, retirement, budget planning and more.

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Business First

Business First offers ideas and inspiration to assist with your business journey and to help make it a prosperous one.

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News & Media

Highlights from Our US Businesses

Announcements, press releases, stories and more about our customers, clients and communities, and the daily impact of our employees.

About Us
Santander US Announces $5.2 million in Giving and Initiatives Supporting Social Equity

Key actions include immediate charitable contributions to support organizations focused on racial equity, new employee engagement programs, plus a multi-year financial commitment to address racial injustice in communities.

Santander US Announces Closures in Observance of Juneteenth

Branches and offices will close at noon local time on Friday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth.

Santander US Announces Leadership Appointments

Brian Yoshida named Chief Legal Officer for Santander US; Joe Abruzzo named Head of Commercial Banking for Santander Bank

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