Giving back to our communities

Supporting small businesses
Advancing housing initiatives 
Investing in financial education
Volunteering with local organizations

Our initiatives


Championing communities 

We’re dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities for underrepresented people. We’ve built strong partnerships to support underserved neighborhoods.

Budget-friendly housing

Financing affordable housing

We're proud to collaborate with developers and housing organizations to bring new and rehabilitated housing to our neighborhoods.

Educational opportunities

Promoting financial wellbeing 

By working with organizations who share our mission, we’re helping underserved community members gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of financial wellbeing.

Building communities where we live and work

How we're making a difference

Investing in small businesses 

  • Offering the EasyPath financing program to help businesses succeed
  • Promoting small business success through the Entrepreneur Training Program

Learn more about the EasyPath program

Inspiring youth through mentoring

  • Mentoring youth with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Braven, Genesys Works and Urban Alliance
  • Supporting office interns from Cristo Rey High School and Big Shoulders Fund
  • Partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) to teach students finance

Revitalizing neighborhoods 

  • Financing new housing projects for at-risk individuals
  • Investing in our neighborhoods through the CIBC Housing initiative
  • Supporting agencies dedicated to creating affordable housing

Volunteering in the community 

  • Providing school supplies to students in partner organizations
  • Giving our time to organizations such as local food banks
  • Teaching high school students financial skills

Awards and achievements

We're proud to support our neighbors and their goals, earning recognition from communities and an "outstanding" rating in the 2021 and 2018 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluations.1

Helping business owners thrive

Through our Entrepreneur Loan Program, we're committed to working with startup or early-stage small businesses to help them get working capital to build a strong foundation for success.

We've partnered with 50 organizations across Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Palm Beach, San Francisco and St. Louis to support entrepreneur training programs. Business owners who successfully complete one of these CIBC-approved training programs are eligible for a term loan or line of credit to finance their goals.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Loan Program

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Growing our communities 

We’ve helped people buy homes, start businesses, fund educations and support non-profit organizations.

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Our partners

Sponsoring social change 

We’re proud to make a difference by sponsoring community initiatives nationwide.

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Non-profit banking

Supporting the public sector

Our industry experience and banking resources help our non-profit clients make change happen, every day.

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