‘Giving back is part of our DNA’: CIBC launches $70 million foundation to fight social and economic inequities

The bank plans to grow the CIBC Foundation’s assets to $155 million over time.

Why It Matters

As one of Canada’s Big Five banks, CIBC could play a significant role in funding charities who work on poverty reduction across Canada.

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