NH nonprofits sought for Champions in Action grant
Friday, September 13, 2013
MANCHESTER – Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader are seeking applications for the 2014 Champions in Action program, which provides financial, volunteer and public relations support to local nonprofits.
The two focus areas for 2014 are youth programming and strengthening communities through family support.
Nonprofits focused on youth programming are invited to apply for the award, which will be announced in January. Applications can be completed at www.citizensbank.com/community/champions. The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20.
The program has given 40 nonprofits more than $1 million in grants and promotional support in New Hampshire.
The selected Champion in Action will receive an unrestricted $35,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation; coverage by the Union Leader, including public service announcements and advertising support; volunteer support from Citizens Bank and Union Leader colleagues; and public relations support.
Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches, on Citizens Bank ATMs and on the Citizens Bank and Union Leader websites.
The opportunity for the organization’s executive director to participate in a “president-to-president” mentorship with Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens New Hampshire President Joe Carelli.
To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a New Hampshire-based nonprofit that serves New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern; provide verification of tax-exempt status; have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.
For more information, visit www.citizensbank.com/community.