Citizens Bank Charitable Contributions

Citizens Financial Group

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County Show all

Location of residency: Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County Show all

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Our Impact

We understand that a good bank is at the heart of a community, and that investing in our communities enriches us all. That's why we partner with local non-profit organizations to build vital connections to help communities prosper.

Our programs assist those in need so they may receive food and clothing, find affordable housing, develop their skills for better jobs, and expand their financial literacy.

How We Help the Community

Corporate Giving - We believe that investing in the communities where we live and work enriches us all. That's why we give to organizations that are making a difference locally by enhancing quality of life and economic vitality in the communities we serve.


Giving Areas:

Citizens Bank's primary focus is to support programs that:

  • Fight Hunger and reduce food insecurity.
  • Teach Money Management through financial literacy programs that provide individuals and businesses with the tools needed to be fiscally healthy.
  • Strengthen Communities through economic development, job training, small business development, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Contributions are made only to qualified, federal tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service Code.
  • Contributions are restricted to nonprofit organizations serving local residents in areas in which the bank has a branch presence.
  • Unless otherwise noted, charitable contributions generally are for program support.
  • Citizens Bank looks for opportunities where our funding can have a clear, measurable impact on the community.


  • Priority is given to those projects which:
    • Provide direct service to low- or moderate-income populations. 
    • Are one year in duration.
    • Demonstrate a plan for long-term sustainability and potential to be replicated.
    • Are focused on addressing a specific unmet need or issue.


  • Citizens Bank does not fund organizations which discriminate based on:
    • Age 
    • Race
    • Color
    • Sex
    • Religion
    • National Origin
    • Disability
    • Family Status
    • Receipt of Public Assistance
    • Sexual Orientation
  • In addition, Citizens generally does not support:
    • Annual appeals/general operating support 
    • Individuals
    • Single disease/issue information and research organizations
    • Religious organizations, including restoration of church buildings
    • Labor, fraternal and veterans organizations (including fraternal orders of police/firefighters)
    • Political organizations or projects
    • Operating deficits
    • Governmental and quasi-governmental public agencies or organizations
    • Endowment
    • Trips and tours, including transportation costs
    • Payment on bank loans (including loans from Citizens Bank)
    • Private Foundations or Trusts
    • Historic preservation
    • Public or private education institutions