KeyBank Donates $345K to Nonprofits in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

KeyBank made 25 charitable donations totaling $345,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout its Connecticut and western Massachusetts footprint through the KeyBank Foundation. The gifts focus support to address homelessness, financial literacy, education, job creation and workforce development.

“KeyBank’s community investments include philanthropic support to nonprofit partners who are dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve,” Matthew Hummel, market president at KeyBank, said. “We value these community partners and the work they do, and we are proud to support them.”

The charitable donations range from $7,500 to $39,000 and have been made to the following community organizations:


  • The New Haven Community Reads Community Book Bank to support its summer internship program
  • Springfield Boys and Girls Club for its Brain Gain reading comprehension and retention program
  • CT Science Center to support the museum’s education enrichment offerings to underserved teens
  • ECSU Foundation to support the Summer Transition to Eastern Program
  • Hartford Promise for its Integrated College Success Model
  • The WorkPlace in Bridgeport, CT, for its mobile education bus
  • The Gray House in Springfield, MA, for its adult education and support program
  • Youth Entrepreneurs in Hamden, CT, to support its Genius Generation program for greater New Haven, CT, middle school students

Workforce Development

  • Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology in New Haven, CT, for its innovative workforce development program
  • Follow My Steps Foundation in Springfield, MA, to support its Thrive over Survive program targeted to under-resourced youth and young adults
  • New Haven Promise for its Back New Haven job placement and career development program
  • New Opportunities in Waterbury, CT, to acquire upgraded technology for its CARES mobile job portal
  • Springfield Rescue Mission for its learning center workforce development program
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford, CT, to support its Project Ready college access program
  • Clifford Beers Guidance Center for its lifeguard program

Affordable Housing, Minority-Owned Small Businesses, Health and Wellness, Basic Needs and Social Equity

  • New Reach in New Haven, CT, for its emergency shelter plan for women and children
  • International Hartford to support programs for immigrants and refugees
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, CT, for its I Heart My Home financial literacy and homeownership counseling program
  • NeighborWorks New Horizons/Mutual Housing of Southern Connecticut, supporting its new affordable housing rehab projects in Newhallville and the Hill neighborhoods in New Haven, CT.
  • Wayfinders of Holyoke, MA, for its Digital Equity Initiative
  • Worcester Housing Community Services to expand affordable housing initiatives
  • Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic, CT, for financial literacy and self-sufficiency resources for the unhoused
  • CT Community Economic Develop Fund Foundation to support small business development
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Springfield, MA, for its green building practices supporting affordable housing initiatives
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Hartford, CT, supporting its affordable housing projects for Hartford families

This list does not include KeyBank Foundation multi-year community impact commitments made to Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology, Connecticut FoodShare and Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which were announced earlier in the year, as well as foundation-matched donations to United Way agencies throughout the market through the bank’s annual employee giving campaign.

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