Community Event Sponsorships

Through sponsorships, we invest in communities and create leadership opportunities for our employees. We sponsor:

  • Events hosted by charities that align with the State Street Foundation's focus on workforce development
  • Events hosted by charities where our leaders serve on the board
  • Corporate responsibility events

And we engage our employees through these events, to sharpen their skills and help them develop a community viewpoint.

In the United States, event sponsorships are given to IRS-recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Outside the US, we work with 501(c)(3) equivalents.

Types of Sponsorship and Guidelines

Our community event sponsorships target:

  • Disadvantaged populations, particularly nonprofits that serve low-income, undereducated, disabled, at-risk or unemployed/underemployed individuals
  • Communities where we have a business presence
  • Mission-based nonprofits that don’t discriminate based on race, citizenship, creed, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or religion

We support goals related to workforce development and education, including job readiness, college access, dropout prevention, literacy and academic persistence. We also support environmental education, conservation and improvement through clean-up efforts.

Unfortunately, we can’t consider sponsorship for events related to disease-specific initiatives, endowments, political causes, religions or individual pursuits like scholarships.

How to Apply

Our team meets regularly to review sponsorship requests and make funding decisions.

Within eight weeks (based on request volume and additional information needed), you’ll be informed of whether your request was approved.

United States

We accept US proposals on a rolling basis. To access the online community event sponsorship application, click here. You’ll be asked to answer a series of questions to help determine your funding eligibility. If you are eligible for funding, you will advance to the online application.

Eligible Locations Outside the US

To begin your event sponsorship application process, please email the appropriate contact below.

Canada and the Cayman Islands:
Asia Pacific:

Europe, the Middle East and South Africa: