About Miracle Day - Europe

Each year, on the first Wednesday in December, the employees and clients of CIBC participate in a major fund raising effort on behalf of children's charities throughout the world. The fund raising campaign is known as CIBC Miracle Day.

How funds are raised on Miracle Day

Funds are raised at a number of events hosted by CIBC for clients and staff. We also receive tremendous support from our suppliers and charities, who donate gifts for the various raffles and auctions held at these events.

Our charities also work closely with us each year, providing advice with our events, arranging celebrity appearances as well as inviting our staff to take part in their own events, such as: sponsored runs, treks, cycle rides and many more. Working with the charities is a very rewarding experience and many of our staff form lasting relationships with a charity, often becoming lifelong supporters.

Finally, it wouldn't happen without the staff of CIBC, who each year expend a great deal of energy running thousands of miles, losing hundreds of kilograms in weight, bungee-jumping, sky-diving, rowing the Channel and organizing numerous events.

As the number of charities and competition for funding increases, the CIBC Children's Foundation looks to add value to the donations it provides. This is done through providing donations 'in kind'. For instance, there are many essential regulatory requirements that charities are now expected to fulfil, many similar to the requirements financial institutions are expected to practice. We can provide advice and practical assistance in areas of relevance. Examples include:

  • Risk and health and safety assessments
  • IT security policies
  • Business recovery planning
  • Anti-money laundering

The CIBC Children's Foundation was established in 1984 to raise funds for children's charities around the world. Since inception, it has raised £150 million to improve the quality of life of thousands of children affected by disability, illness, social deprivation or life-limiting conditions.

The majority of fundraising takes place on CIBC Miracle Day, which takes place annually on the first Wednesday of December. On this day, participating CIBC Capital Markets employees donate their fees and commissions to the CIBC Children's Foundation.

In London, funds are also raised through a number of staff and client fundraising events held throughout the year. CIBC Capital Markets’ European operation has donated more than £6 million to numerous children's charities across the United Kingdom and Europe since it became involved in 1994. In July 2004, the CIBC Children's Foundation became a registered charity in England and Wales.

Registered Charity Number in the United Kingdom: 1105094
Tax Number in The Netherlands: 8237.70.412

  • To raise the quality of life for children in the communities CIBC serves
  • To demonstrate our dedication in helping to prepare children for future success
  • To encourage volunteerism and foster community involvement on the part of our employees

  • Donated more than £6 million to over 70 charities across the UK and Europe, positively affecting the lives of thousands of children and their families
  • Created a forum for volunteering for the staff of CIBC Capital Markets
  • Worked closely with our charities, providing advice at no cost in areas such as: health and safety, risk assessment, strategy assessments, as well as marketing and fundraising planning
  • Provided networking opportunities for our charities through regular events and our annual Miracle Day
  • Promoted a culture of information and resource sharing among our charities, encouraging collaborations where appropriate
  • Provided gratis meeting room and event hosting at our London offices
  • Recognized those charities that have demonstrated realistic strategies, excellence in service and professionalism by providing financial support over a number of years
  • Created a partnership approach to corporate giving that our clients and suppliers have enjoyed being fully involved in, both professionally and personally
  • Began Miracle Day fundraising in 1994 and gained registered Charitable status (England and Wales) in July 2004
  • Accountable to the Charity Commission (England and Wales)
  • Activities governed by our Deed of Trust
  • Fully audited accounts produced annually

2019-2021 Charities

The CIBC Children's Foundation supports registered charities in the U.K. and Europe that are dedicated to the health, welfare and education of children. Examples include children's hospitals, counselling services and special programs for at-risk children. For a complete list of the eligibility requirements, refer to the Eligibility Guidelines.

We partner with our charities for a 2-year period and the bank’s charity partners for 2019 through 2021 are XLP, Stem4, CHICKS and Honeypot. After a comprehensive search and rigorous selection process involving 70 applications, these charities successfully demonstrated their commitment to bettering the lives of children and need for assistance. In addition to donations, employees look forward to volunteering with these organizations. The CIBC Children’s Foundation is proud to be supporting these charities as our partners for the next 2 years.

To learn more, contact: ukchildrensmiracle@cibc.co.ukAn email window will open.

Previously Supported Charities

  • Become (2016)
  • Chance UK (2014)
  • CHICKS (2006, 2012, 2014 Special Donation)
  • Children Action (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Children's Heart Federation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Children With Aids Charity (2007)
  • Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal (2006)
  • Haven House Children's Hospice (2011, 2013)
  • Honeypot (2009, 2014 Special Donation)
  • Jessie May (2016 to 2018)
  • Naomi House Children's Hospice (2006, 2007)
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice (2015)
  • Over The Wall (2016 to 2018)
  • Pace (2014 Special Donation)
  • Power2 (2016 to 2018)
  • Rays of Sunshine (2013)
  • Rainbow Trust Children's Charity (2006, 2007, 2013)
  • REACT (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Theodora Children's Trust (2010)
  • Tommy’s (2016)
  • The Sick Children's Trust (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Winston’s Wish (2016)

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

c/o Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
150 Cheapside
London EC2V 6ET
United Kingdom

You can also email: ukchildrensmiracle@cibc.co.uk