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Community Leadership

Cultivating lasting connections in our communities

Community giving has always been integral to the values and guiding principles of Piper Sandler. We offer both employee giving programs and funding to non profit organizations to make a positive impact on the communities where and we live and work.

Providing Funds to Nonprofit Organizations

Piper Sandler provides corporate funding to nonprofits that are aligned with our focus area:

  • Increasing education opportunities for black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities creating development and employment opportunities these students might not otherwise have.

As evidence of our commitment, Piper Sandler contributes a consistent significant percentage of its pre tax earnings to the community as part of the Minnesota Keystone Program, a voluntary initiative promoting corporate support for communities founded more than 40 years ago.


Our annual grant application process is by invitation only beginning in July. Invitees will receive a letter from Piper Sandler with details about the application review and funding schedule. Read our funding guidelines.

Employee Giving Programs

In addition to our corporate giving, we offer multiple employee programs to encourage, enhance and support employee donations and volunteerism. Learn more about how our employees choose to contribute their time and resources in 2023 below.


Organizations donated to by Piper Sandler employees

$2.3 Million

Donated by Piper Sandler employees

$2.6 Million

Corporate grants

$2.2 Million

Corporate match giving

$7.1 Million

Total employee, corporate match and corporate grants


Employee participation rate

2023 Employee Giving by the Industry

See the top industries our employees chose to donate to in 2023:




Community investment


Health services


Arts & culture

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Employee Giving and Corporate Matching Opportunities

One of our core guiding principles is to contribute our talents and resources to serve the communities in which we live and work. We encourage and support our employees' individual philanthropic interests in a variety of ways:

Matching Gifts Program

Piper Sandler matches an employee’s eligible nonprofit donation of $25 or more, with a $1,000 annual maximum.

Annual Charitable Giving Campaign

Piper Sandler matches each employee’s donations of $25 or more, with a $5,000 annual maximum.

Disaster Relief

Disaster relief funds may be set up to assist employees, clients or partners who live or work in an area directly affected by a disaster; funds donated by employees benefit specified nonprofits and are matched by Piper Sandler.

Employee Volunteer Programs & Awards

Community Leader Grant

Encourages and supports sustained volunteerism for Piper Sandler employees who contribute more than 40 hours annually to a qualifying nonprofit and serve as a member of its board of directors.

Volunteer Program Grant

Provides direct gifts to a qualifying nonprofit organization where employees volunteer 40 hours or more in a year.

Bobby and Tad Piper Community Service Award

Annually recognizes an employee who has acted in service to his or her community through volunteerism and commitment.

David Crosby Community Leadership Award

A lifetime achievement award that annually honors one employee for philanthropic leadership and nonprofit board service.

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