In light of recent news calling attention to continued discriminatory policies at the Boy Scouts of America, the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to restrict funding to organizations that align with the Bank’s own anti-discriminatory policies. As stated in its guidelines, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation does not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, mental status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law, with respect to employment, membership, and/or provision of services.
As a company, Deutsche Bank is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and mutual respect for diverse talents, perspectives and backgrounds. Consistent with these values, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation seeks to ensure that such practices also are applied by those organizations to which it extends its support. This includes direct grants, matching gifts, employee volunteer grants and any other capacity in which Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation may provide assistance.
To resolve any questions about possible non-compliance, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation will ask organizations to disclose their non-discrimination policies and deny support to any entity that participates in intolerant practices or maintains discriminatory policies.
Deutsche Bank has a strong history of supporting anti-discriminatory initiatives and promoting inclusion both internally and externally. In 2010, following a wave of anti-gay bullying and acts of violence and discrimination against LGBT and Muslim populations throughout the U.S., Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank’s Affinity Groups, made a $200,000 commitment to four New York City organizations to address the needs of victims and to help build greater cultural awareness and sensitivity. Deutsche Bank’s commitment to diversity is well-demonstrated by its numerous active employee network groups. More recently, dbPride established an Allies community to help create an even more inclusive work environment for LGBT employees by engaging their straight colleagues.
The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation remains dedicated to promoting a just and equitable society in which diversity is valued. For further details, please review our grant guidelines.