Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, today we’re the M&T Bank Corporation, one of the 20 largest US headquartered commercial bank holding companies, with more than 800 branches, 1,600 ATMs and 17,000 employees throughout New York, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and Florida.
We have long operated as a community-focused bank. As such, we understand that the vitality of the communities in which we do business is crucial to our continued success. M&T supplied $21.8 million in funding in 2014 to a wide range of community-based organizations—over $182 million in charitable contributions over the past ten years. Each year, we contribute more than $4.1 million to over 500 not-for-profits in Maryland. We have maintained our level of giving through the economic downturn.
M&T’s commitment to the community cannot be measured in dollars alone, however, as the bank provides significant amounts of human capital in addition to its monetary capital. M&T employees report spending 320,000 per year in volunteer service to others in our communities and serve on 2,300 boards. In addition, M&T Bank has earned the highest Community Reinvestment Act rating since 1982.
M&T is the #1 SBA lender in Baltimore and Maryland and #7 in the US and is #1 in lead bank relationships among middle market clients in Baltimore and Maryland. M&T is #2 in retail deposit share in Baltimore and in Maryland with the second largest branch network in Baltimore and the state. Maryland has become an important hub for our company and we have many of our business lines headquartered in Baltimore (including Health Care, Financial Institutions, Not for Profit, Investment Banking, National, Government Banking and International Trade Finance).
You’ll find M&T Bank to be a reliable bank that’s strong and stable, a local bank that’s committed to the communities we serve, an accessible bank that’s close and convenient, and a responsive bank that cares about what’s important to you, your family and your business.