Citizens Bank: The 2020 Champions in Action Program

At Citizens Bank, we recognize the value of the communities we serve, and we're dedicated to helping them thrive. We also recognize that our communities face tremendous social challenges today.

To address these growing needs, we've partnered with NBC 10 for our Champions in Action program - a unique initiative designed to provide significant financial, promotional and volunteer support for established nonprofit organizations that are addressing the needs and concerns of our diverse neighborhoods and are ready to reach the next level.

Each Champion in Action will receive:

  • $35,000 in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank
  • Coverage from NBC 10 including public service announcements and TV profiles
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank colleagues
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in our branches as well as on our website and NBC 10's website

We are currently accepting applications for the first 2020 Champion, which will be honored for six months.

Time Frame: January - June

Social Concern: Inclusion & Equality

Application Deadline: August 16, 2019

Honorees Announced: January 2020

Nonprofit organizations delivering programming supporting inclusion and equality are eligible to apply for this award. Inclusion & Equality targets nonprofit organizations or partnerships that focus on solving a social need through community-based inclusion and equality programming.

Inclusion & Equality ensures that individuals are able to participate fully in the economic and social lift of the society in which they live, and addresses the many factors that contribute to discrimination and inequality. Inclusion & Equality benefits the community as well as the individual, as inclusion ensures all perspectives and diverse viewpoints are heard and contribute to innovation and success.

The Champions in Action award will be presented to an Inclusion & Equality program or partnership with a demonstrated history of success and measurement. The nonprofit should apply for the award and include success/metrics around the impact of the program individually or if through collaboration with another partner(s), the lead nonprofit should apply. To apply, complete the online application at the link below or visit

Organizations that have been honored previously as Champions may reapply after five years have elapsed.

Courtesy of Citizens Bank

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