In The Community
A Strong Legacy of Support
For more than 170 years, People’s United Bank has been a proud and active member of the communities where we live and work, and we remain steadfast in continuing our legacy of supporting the needs of the communities we serve.
We believe a community's health and strength is achieved through collaborative efforts, and by working hand-in-hand with our community partners, we can have an important impact on local economic growth and development, and helping our communities thrive.
How We Give Back
We take our responsibility to be good neighbors seriously, as we invest time and money to address the needs of individuals, families, businesses and entire communities. Our ongoing efforts consist of charitable giving, education and outreach, community reinvestment, and employee volunteerism.
People’s United Bank employees are always out in our neighborhoods providing support to local organizations. From working with local Habitat for Humanity chapters on home-building projects to conducting financial education workshops, we are working to build strong communities through a variety of community involvement activities and giving programs.
The People's United Community Foundation and the People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts invest in programs that enhance the quality of life for our friends and neighbors living in the communities we serve. Read more about our community partnerships and collective impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
The United Way
Each year, People’s United Bank conducts an annual giving campaign with United Way. Our employees support local United Ways across our footprint through the People’s United Bank Employee Match Campaign. The match is shared between People’s United Bank and its charitable foundation, and is distributed to United Ways located within the bank’s retail footprint.
The American Red Cross
When disasters strike, People’s United Bank is there to help our neighbors in need. People’s United Bank and People’s United Community Foundation has supported disaster relief and recovery efforts across our footprint, including the tornados that hit the City of Bridgeport in June 2010 and Western Massachusetts in June of 2011, as well as support for the immediate and long term recovery efforts for SuperStorm Sandy victims in 2012.