Friday, December 7, 2018

Financial literacy funding available for nonprofits in 2019 through Citizens Bank - cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Citizens Banks has put out a call to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio and throughout its multi-state footprint to apply for funds through the company’s ‘Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money’ program to help improve financial literacy.

More than 80 organizations received over $1.5 million in funds last year. The deadline to apply for 2019′s program is December 31st of this year.

For more on the program and how to apply, see the press release below:

Citizens Bank invites nonprofits to apply for financial literacy funding

Organizations throughout the bank’s footprint encouraged to apply for 2019 funding

PROVIDENCE, RI – As part of its ongoing commitment to give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest, be fiscally healthy and ultimately inspire them to pursue new and greater goals, Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from nonprofits for critical financial literacy services that help people better manage their money.

Through the end of the mont, organizations throughout the bank’s 11-state retail banking footprint are invited to submit an application for funding as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative. Eligible financial literacy activities include:

  • Basics of banking and asset  building
  • Budgeting
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Credit management and repair  programs
  • Financial management for small  businesses

In 2018, Citizens awarded 81 nonprofit organizations more than $1.5 million in contributions through Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money. The program also leveraged the financial expertise of Citizens’ bankers, included volunteer outreach by Citizens colleagues and a social media campaign that shared financial tips about topics such as goal-setting, saving, and managing credit.

To be considered for funding, eligible nonprofits in the communities served by Citizens Bank should submit an online application by Dec. 31, 2018. Recipients will be announced during Financial Literacy Month in April 2019. For more information on nonprofit programs and services that may qualify for funding, or how to submit an application, please click here.


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