Community Impact Snapshot

Community Impact, Americas

To make a lasting impact, it’s about more than giving—it’s about giving with purpose and connecting people for a better world. At UBS, we’ve targeted our efforts to drive long-term, sustainable change through our focus on entrepreneurship, education and leveraging the time and talent of our employees through volunteer opportunities in the communities we serve. 
We welcome you to learn more about our efforts and get to know the people we’ve worked with along the way.

UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs 

Our signature entrepreneurship initiative drives equitable economic opportunity and generational wealth building by enabling a more inclusive landscape for underrepresented founders, especially women and people of color. Through our partnerships and programs, UBS provides entrepreneurs with access to training, networks and resources needed to build their companies and contribute to their communities.

Impact to date

founders supported with the tools and resources to grow their companies

mentors engaged to support founders with their businesses

Raised in funding by participating founders

UBS NextGen Leaders

Our signature Americas education initiative, aims to empower high-potential, first-generation, lower-income students with the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in college and beyond.

Impact to date

High school students from over 1,950 schools nationwide are using the Keys To Your Future: College and Career Readiness program

Our first UBS-SEO College Scholars cohort of 121 men of color graduated with 90% four-year graduation rate

Hours of personalized technical and nonacademic skills learning from students using the Keys To Your Future course and in the UBS-SEO Scholars program

UBS Community Corps

At UBS, philanthropy and volunteering are key to our culture. Anchored by our annual Season of Service campaign, UBS Community Corps mobilizes employees across the Americas to support their communities year-round through hands-on and skills-based volunteering to make an impact. 2020 was no exception, with employees stepping to address the myriad of challenges communities faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. From packing meals at home to fight hunger, mentoring students virtually to prepare them for college and careers, and friendly phone calls with the elderly, to name a few ways, our employees took action while staying safe.

And UBS employees didn’t just lend their time and talent, .through our special COVID-19 relief campaign and traditional matching gifts program, collectively our employees donated over $7.6M to provide nonprofits critical support when it was needed most, including organizations such as Americares and the Feeding America network.

Spotlight 
on Season of 
Service 2020

8,500
Americas employees volunteered

40,100
Volunteer hours

258
Cities served

This is just a snapshot of our community impact in the Americas - find out more below: