Our Communities

We are committed to being active members of the communities where we live and work by participating in activities and supporting organizations that make a positive and measurable impact.

Community support is an integral part of our culture

and the Foundation will continue to invest in – and partner with – organizations that provide positive social change and economic support to those in need.

Mahesh Aditya, CEO, staanding in front of Santander Tower in Deallas, TX

Helping Communities Prosper

We work every day to help our communities prosper. Our social responsibility focus extends throughout the U.S. and ranges from education to financial empowerment programs.

Data from 2019
24,742 Volunteer Hours This is valued at over $700,000* in in-kind support for nonprofits.
(*valuation provided by “Independent Sector in collaboration with the Do Good Institute”)
Data from 2021
$5.6 million Charitable Grants Provided by Santander Consumer USA Foundation. Learn more about the SC Foundation’s charitable contributions.
Data from 2020
900+ Employee Volunteers Making a profound community impact where we live and work. Email us to request volunteers for your nonprofit.

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers at an event

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers at a United Food Bank event holding an over-sized donation check.

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers at a food bank, helping.

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers at a NorthTexas Food Bank event holding an over-sized donation check.

Santander Consumer USA employees at a Back to School charity event

Service to our communities is woven into the Santander Consumer USA culture…

We help address difficult challenges by utilizing our associates’ skills, passions and abilities to contribute in practical and meaningful ways to community success. Our associates engage in service-oriented activities with their 16 hours of volunteer paid time off every year.

Team members are always eager to give back to our communities.

Volunteers participate in various activities that may range from collecting donations for those in need to mentoring programs for youth, contributing to financial literacy and supporting military veterans.

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers in front of a tiny house they are building for veterans

Santander Consumer USA volunteer paid time off fosters community spirit and engagement, encouraging associates to volunteer for charitable causes and organizations about which they are passionate.

Awards

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Triumph of the Spirit
Human Rights Award

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D CEO Nonprofit and
Corporate Citizenship
Collaboration Award Finalist

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CFO of the Year,
Fahmi Karam

Updates in our communities

Year Up and Santander help young adults reach their full potential
November 30, 2022

Year Up and Santander help young adults reach their full potential

Thirty-six thousand students and counting. That’s the number of 18- to 29-year-old young adults the nonprofit Year Up has helped realize their potential through tuition-free training and higher education. Founded in Boston in 2000, Year Up (https://www.yearup.org/) is driven by…

Community Investments

Santander Consumer USA is committed to being a part of the communities in which we do business by participating in activities and supporting organizations that make a positive and measurable impact. This includes investing in agencies that provide for positive social and cultural change via the Santander Consumer USA Inc. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity established in 2004.

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A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers at a charity event

Three Santander Consumer USA volunteers are wearing masks, helping at an event

Two Santander Consumer USA volunteers are planting flowers at a community event

A group of Santander Consumer USA volunteers are helping out at a nursing home

Get in Touch

For more details about Santander Consumer USA’s community volunteer program contact:

volunteer@santanderconsumerusa.com

Influencing Change

We are keenly aware of our corporate responsibility to influence positive change through diversity, equity and inclusion. We are focused on seeing our employees, customers and community and meeting their needs through creating individual relationships, to positively impact the lives we touch.

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