Community Development

Deutsche Bank’s strategy for alleviating poverty extends beyond philanthropy to include innovations in socially responsible investing that widen the scope of its programs and deepen the impact that can be made on the disenfranchised. The Bank leverages both the strength of its balance sheet and the power of its human capital to work with communities all over the world, providing their individuals with the tools necessary to lead a self-supporting life.

Program Areas

U.S. Community DevelopmentU.S. Community Development

Deutsche Bank uses its capabilities as a global investment bank to create economic opportunities in distressed communities. more

Social Venture FundsSocial Venture Funds

The New Initiative Fund fills the capital gap for innovative projects working their way towards mainstream commercial financing. more


Research maps COVID-19 impact on communities of colorDeutsche Bank Americas Foundation announces SHARE 9 finalists

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation has launched the ninth round of its Supportive Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Effort (SHARE) program and 10 finalists have been selected. The SHARE program started in 1998 as a resource to expedite the production of new, permanent housing for the homeless with special needs within New York City.

Research maps COVID-19 impact on communities of colorResearch maps COVID-19 impact on communities of color

Deutsche Bank and Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) is employing a data-informed approach to addressing racial inequalities. more

25 years of Outstanding ratings25 years of Outstanding ratings

Deutsche Bank has received an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating for the 25th consecutive year. more

New Working Capital awardees announcedNew Working Capital awardees announced

The Working Capital Program awards ten social enterprises and community-based organizations to benefit low-income New Yorkers. more

Financing for high-quality affordable housingFinancing for high-quality affordable housing

Newly closed transactions are providing more than USD 37 million in financing for affordable housing in New York City. more

A legacy of meeting community credit needsA legacy of meeting community credit needs

Deutsche Bank has sustained its “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating for 22 consecutive years. more

Addressing homelessness in New York CityAddressing homelessness in New York City

A new set of grants totaling USD 1 million will support four distinct homeless populations throughout the city. more

Kiva Zip competition winner announcedKiva Zip competition winner announced

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce is the winner of this RFP for innovative uses of Kiva Zip. more

The women pioneers of community developmentThe women pioneers of community development

To mark 20 years of Women on Wall Street®, Deutsche Bank honors the women pioneers of community development. more

Scaling the clean cookstoves industryScaling the clean cookstoves industry

A nascent global industry promises to save and improve millions of lives and reduce environmental degradation. more