Citizens Bank Foundation (2 Grant Programs)
Each quarter, Citizens Bank features a non-profit organization as a Community Champion in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Philadelphia. The organizations serve a designated area of social concern and address a specific community need. Each Community Champion receives:
1. A $25,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank Foundation;
2. Coverage from Citzens Bank's media partners, including public service announcements and television profiles;
3. Volunteer support from Citizens Bank employees;
4. Public relations support;
5. Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on Citizens Bank ATMs, as well as on the Citizens Bank website and its media partners' websites.
Grant size: $25,000
Deadline: Quarterly: January, April, July and October
Eligible Organizations: Massachusetts-based, nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organizations that provide services in Massachusetts and address the designated social concern for the quarter.
Summer Enrichment Series
On April 19, 2007, at a press conference at Deliverance Temple Church of God in Dorchester the City of Boston, the Black Ministerial Alliance and Citizens Bank announced the details of a new initiative aimed at curbing youth violence this summer in Boston neighborhoods. The Summer Enrichment Series, funded by a $200,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation, is a three-part program focused on employment, engagement and education.
On May 8, 2007, the BMA will be releasing the Request for Proposals (RFP) focusing on the following areas:
*Jobs for Youth: To help young men and women who are struggling to re-enter the mainstream and build a positive life for themselves and their families, at least 50 summer jobs will be created for court involved and at risk youth to earn money and learn valuable life skills. The minimum wage jobs, which will range from administrative to landscaping, will be created at local nonprofits and faith-based institutions throughout the city.
*Youth Cafes: To create a dialogue among people and encourage them to play an active role in decreasing violence in their neighborhoods, 10 Teen Caf