PNC: Commitment to Early Childhood Education

We're focusing on early learning to help children succeed. Research has shown that the first five years of a child's life is critical to long-term achievement. We believe that an investment in pre-K students makes good economic sense and plants the seeds for the dynamic workforce of tomorrow. To that end, we provide innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community partners to enhance children's learning and development, particularly in underserved communities.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

PNC Foundation Announces $10.2 Million in Grants To Mark 20th Anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great®
The PNC Foundation today announced it is allocating a $5.2 million grant pool across its markets to implement or enhance high-quality, nature-based outdoor play and learning environments.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Fred Rogers Productions Secures PNC Foundation Support for Alma’s Way
Fred Rogers Productions has been awarded a PNC Foundation grant to support Alma’s Way, its newest PBS KIDS series, through PNC Grow Up Great®, the multi-year, bilingual early childhood education initiative that helps children from birth through age 5 develop a passion.


PNC and PBS KIDS Team Up To Elevate Pre-K Lesson Plans
A $500 million, multiyear, bilingual early childhood education initiative, PNC Grow Up Great has helped prepare children from birth through age 5 for success in school and life.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

PNC Foundation Flash Funds Nearly $2 Million in Preschool Teacher Requests Through DonorsChoose
The PNC Foundation today continued its longtime alliance with DonorsChoose by flash funding every pre-K and Head Start teacher request in PNC’s markets.


PNC Bank and Boston Children’s Museum Present Big & Little Podcast: How To Help Our Kids “Grow Up Great”
Reaching children in their earliest years not only helps them develop the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills they need to succeed, but can also inspire lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

Diversity & Inclusion

Animated Series Features World Through Eyes of Latina Character
The series comes from Fred Rogers Productions (FRP) and is underwritten in part by the PNC Foundation. The PNC Foundation has partnered with FRP since PNC Grow Up Great launched in 2004.


Helping Little Learners Thrive at Home
A high quality early childhood education provides children with the skills they need to learn, grow and thrive and makes a lasting difference through adulthood.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

PNC Helps Children and Communities Grow Up Great
Now in its 15th year, PNC’s Grow Up Great has served more than 5 million children in the U.S. through early childhood education grant-funded programs, educational materials and mobile engagement tours.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

PNC Foundation Joins the TMW Center at University of Chicago to Launch New "Any Time is 3Ts Time" to Boost Early Learning
The PNC Foundation awarded $3.3 million to the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago to launch "Any Time is 3Ts Time," designed to empower parents to enhance their infants' and toddlers' cognitive development.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

PNC Bank Announces “Power Plays For Pre-K” Sponsorship With 98.5 The Sports Hub Bruins Radio Network To Support Quality Early Childhood Education
Select early childhood education centers in Boston neighborhoods will receive $250 for every Boston power play this season through “Power Plays for Pre-K,” sponsored by PNC Bank on the 98.5 The Sports Hub Bruins Radio Network.
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