KeyBank ranked No. 18 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.
KeyBank has granted $545,000 to 13 non-profit organizations to support community initiatives and workforce development in Central New York. This investment is a part of the company’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan, which supports KeyBank’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse received $150,000 to support its Build to Work program, which provides workers with occupational and educational training to help them rejoin the workforce and move higher in their careers. The program focuses on providing skills training and educational courses to dislocated workers and long-term unemployed individuals.
With the grant from KeyBank, Jubilee Homes of Syracuse plans to restore the location of its Workforce Skill Training Center and create new programs to train individuals pursuing construction.
Le Moyne College also received $150,000 to support its Educating for our Rising Innovation Economy (ERIE21) STEM program for high school students and incoming Le Moyne freshmen. ERIE21 aims to provide support to students pursuing a career in STEM, which will help strengthen the talent pipeline.
KeyBank also granted a total of $245,000 to the following organizations and programs:
- Arc Of Onondaga – Employment Ops Program
- CenterState CEO – Equity Loan Fund
- Community Folk Art Center – Creative Arts Academy
- Excelsior College – Degrees Open Doors Scholarship Program for Syracuse Housing Authority residents
- Food Bank of Central New York – mobile food pantry
- Interfaith Works of Central New York – TARR Community Wide Dialogue
- Ministries of Victory Temple – Community Feeding Program
- Nile Dayne Foundation – Go, See, Be, Do Tutoring & Mentoring
- PEACE Inc. – low income tax prep program
- Utica Monday Nite – Artist Refinery Program
- WISE Women’s Business Center – “Exito!” Latina Entrepreneurship Program
“KeyBank’s purpose is to help the communities we serve thrive. With these investments, we are lifting up and amplifying efforts that will make our region even stronger,” said Stephen Fournier, KeyBank Central New York Market President. “Each of these organizations play a huge role in making Central New York a great place to live. We are proud to support the transformative work they do each day.”