Scotiabank Community Program

The Scotiabank Community Program in Jamaica is the foundation for Scotiabank's philanthropic efforts in the country and incorporates both corporate giving and employee volunteerism.

Since the launch of the Scotiabank Community Program in 2008, Scotiabank Jamaica has been seeking out and creating unique opportunities to touch the lives of children in Jamaica. Our objective is to provide hope to the country's youth through supporting education, the arts and culture, the environment and the underprivileged and abused.

Scotiabank's community involvement programs are an important element of Scotiabank Group's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Featured Stories

  • UTECH Student Receives Scotiabank Community Program Award
    University of Technology student, Neville Charlton, is this year's recipient of the Scotiabank Community Program award. The passionate 23 year old received the award for this volunteerism with the Silverstone Citizen's Association, and the Jamaica Hurdles Crew. For his efforts he received an IPad Air tablet, as well as USD$2,500 to be donated to charities of his choice.

  • CBMP and Scotiabank host HIV Regional Testing Day at branches across Jamaica 
    Scotiabank, through its Scotiabank Community Program, and in partnership with the Caribbean Broadcasting Media Partnership (CBMP) on HIV/AIDS will on Friday June 28, host the sixth annual HIV Regional Testing Day at eight branches across Jamaica.

  • Scotiabank recognizes Jamaican youth as a winners of the first International Scotiabank Community Young Leaders Award 
    Jerome Cowan of Kingston and Jhonea Bremmar of Little London, Westmoreland were named winners of the first international Scotiabank Community Program Young Leaders Award.

  • International Woman's Day 2012
    In celebration of women worldwide, Scotiabank today marked International Women's Day with local and global women's initiatives in Jamaica around the world including inspiring small business owners to dream big; a courtesy call to the wife of the Governor General; donations to Dress for Success and honouring staff who have achieved significant milestones.

  • Read Across Jamaica Day
    Read Across Jamaica Day saw over 200 volunteers from branches reading to children in schools and libraries across the island.

  • Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation
    During the Christmas season in 2008, Scotiabank partnered with the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation to raise money to buy equipment for the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Visit our Scotiabank Community Program global page.

Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of how we do business at Scotiabank. We have take pride in creating value for our shareholders, fulfilling our customers' unique financial needs, providing employees with rewarding careers, and supporting the well-being of our communities. Find out more about our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

To find out if your organization or project is a good fit with our philanthropic program, please review the following guidelines document.

Download Guidelines Document[PDF 71 KB]

Do you want your charitable organization or project to be considered for funding?
Please complete the following form and submit it along with your proposal to

Funding Application Form