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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 $9 million in unrestricted funds to more than 300 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.
Champions in Action honored for their commitment to Inclusion & Equality
Eastern Pennsylvania: Bebashi Transition to Hope
Massachusetts: Understanding our Differences
New Hampshire: Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS)
Rhode Island: The Autism Project
Western Pennsylvania: Dreams of Hope
If you are an eligible nonprofit, you are encouraged to apply for our Champions in Action program. Topics are announced each fall, and application submissions are accepted twice annually in February and July.
Champions in Action will receive:
To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:
Topics for 2020 are Inclusion & Equality (H1) - winners to be announced in January 2020 from the July 2019 submission, and Environmental Stewardship (H2) - winners to be announced in July 2020 from the February 2020 submission.
To apply, complete the online application prior to the designated deadline date. 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.
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