We have long operated as a community bank. We understand the vitality of our communities is crucial to our continued success.That’s why M&T Bank - and our employees - take active roles in our communities. The M&T Charitable Foundation funds a wide range of community-based organizations. In 2011, M&T contributed over $17.4 million to more than 4,100 organizations. M&T employees also participated in 5,100 volunteer service events to benefit others in our communities.