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Championing change in the community requires hard work and dedication. We think efforts like that deserve recognition.
At Citizens Bank, we’re dedicated to helping our communities reach their potential. To address the social challenges our communities face, we created Champions in Action, a unique program designed to reward nonprofit organizations in our communities.
Champions in Action embraces the goals of our community efforts through charitable contributions and the volunteer work of our colleagues. Since 2002, the program has awarded more than $8.9 million in unrestricted funds to 322 Champions. In partnership with key media outlets, we provide tailored local promotion, volunteer support and publicity to help our Champions in Action better serve our communities.
Our Champions in Action are shining examples of dedication and determination within our communities and they look to community members like you, to come forward and lend a hand. This year, we are proud to be celebrating 15 years of Champions in Action.
Our current Champions in Action are being honored for their commitment to Community Arts.
Eastern Pennsylvania: The Village of Arts and Humanities
Massachusetts: Community Art Center
New Hampshire: Currier Museum of Art
Rhode Island: The Steel Yard
Western Pennsylvania: Fine Art Miracles
If you are a nonprofit organization that focuses on Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprises, you may be eligible to apply for our Champions in Action program
Champions in Action will receive:
To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:
To apply, complete the online application prior to the designated deadline date (see below). A local selection committee comprised of community leaders, Citizens Bank colleagues, and media partner representatives will review each submission and will select a Champion in Action. Applicants will be advised of outcome via email. Previous Champions in Action may reapply after five years have elapsed.
Complete the Champions in Action application now.
July — December 2018 Social Entrepreneurship; deadline March 9, 2018
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