Welcome back to our “Find a Funder” blog series.
For this installment of the series, we are profiling a leading Canadian-based financial institution that performs its CSR duties via diverse community donations and sponsorships: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
The result of the largest merger of two chartered banks in Canadian history, CIBC was created on June 1, 1961 by the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Canada. Since this historic merger, CIBC has grown to be one of Canada’s largest banks and continues to serve its clients with their full suite of financial products and services.
CIBC is committed to supporting organizations and causes that matter to their clients, employees, and local communities. Through their programs, they aim to make a difference through corporate donations, sponsorships, and the volunteer spirit of their employees.
In regards to funding, CIBC supports organizations in the following three areas:
- Kids: organizations that provide children and youth in-need with education and training, mentoring, self-esteem and leadership skills as well as healthy and active lifestyles.
- Cures: nonprofits that support those living with cancer through programs, services and equipment as well as research into prevention, early detection, and treatment.
- Community: groups that assist Canadians in need through skills development, including financial literacy and employment opportunities; increased access to community services and promoting equality and diversity.