KeyBankAssists 2.0 Provides $295,000 for Communities, Small Businesses and Families Across America

KeyBankAssists 2.0 Provides $295,000 for Communities, Small Businesses and Families Across America

Program followed initial #KeyBankAssists effort that provided $274,000
KeyBank announces that #KeyBankAssists 2.0 provided $295,000 for small businesses, non-profits and families across several communities the bank serves.

During the week of July 6, teamed with chefs and influencers in 10 markets to donate to charities, support local restaurants and surprise restaurant customers with $50 gift cards.

In Portland, KeyBank matched every $50 gift card giveaway with a donation to Our House of Portland (Ester’s Pantry). KeyBank also teamed with Chef Vitaly Paley to promote this program and surprise customers with gift cards to restaurants including Paleys Place and the Portland Mercado. KeyBank also gave $5,000 to Feed The Mass, a nonprofit cooking education organization based in Portland, with a goal of bringing people together, promoting healthy eating and inclusion.

“It’s important that we all come together to support small businesses and non-profits that are struggling due to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented,” said KeyBank Oregon and SW Washington Market President, Michelle Weisenbach. “Our communities need our help and all of us at KeyBank are pleased to be able to provide this much needed assistance to local restaurants and food banks to help them during this pandemic.”

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine helped with this effort as well, spreading the word on social media about what #KeyBankAssists is doing across the country to support our communities, small businesses, and families.

The first round of #KeyBankAssists was held in April, and provided $274,000 in assistance to businesses, non-profits and families across KeyBank’s national footprint.

More information about how KeyBank is helping communities get through COVID-19, including KeyBank Foundation’s $18 million philanthropic commitment, is available at