HSBC embraces the principle that corporate responsibility is vital to the success of a company. Our philanthropic strategy is focused primarily on two critical issues-education and the environment. In 2010, HSBC's social investment totaled $18.9 million for North America (U.S. and Canada combined).
Eligible nonprofits applying to HSBC Bank USA, N.A. should complete the HSBC Bank USA, N.A. contribution application. For grant requests related to other HSBC - North America entities, we will only consider applications from current grantees in 2011. Returning recipients can reapply by clicking here.
Focusing on youth education and the environment, HSBC builds strong, enduring relationships with a wide range of organizations, providing resources and tools to sustain long-term results. Click here (PDF 35K) to download a copy of our contribution guidelines.
Education supported by HSBC shall be aimed at children and young people aged 3-25, with the following being core focus areas:
Programs for disadvantaged children or for schools in economically deprived areas
Education aimed at raising levels of financial and business literacy in the community, especially among young people
Environmental programs supported may include environmental policy development, public awareness-building, education of teachers or other adults (i.e. over 25), scientific research and projects to improve the sustainability or resilience of eco-systems.
Where possible, HSBC concentrates environmental support on projects with the following themes:
Freshwater (e.g. rivers)
Terrestrial biodiversity (plants and animals)
All proposals must be received by November 1 of each year and those that meet the outlined requirements will be reviewed. Proposals will not be returned. A letter will outline the grant terms, along with any requirements for evaluation and reporting. By applying for a grant through HSBC, you are certifying that your organization shall comply with all applicable U.S. federal and state laws. HSBC reserves the right to target its resources to certain geographic areas, program categories and projects which, in our opinion best address social or community needs and satisfy the objectives of the company and its many stakeholders.