Banking / Financial

Citizens Announces $228K for Nonprofits

Fifteen nonprofit organizations in New Jersey will receive support from Citizens and Citizens Philanthropic Foundation through the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program. The initiative helps strengthen communities by supporting programs, through direct funding as well as volunteerism, giving people the resources they need to be financially healthy and pursue their goals.

“Citizens is committed to ensuring all individuals have access to economic opportunity, and we know having strong financial knowledge is essential to unlocking that opportunity and reducing the wealth gap,” said Domenick Cama, President, NYC Metro and New Jersey, Citizens. “In New Jersey, Citizens is proud to support our local partners in providing residents with the confidence and tools to own their financial success and build brighter futures.”

Select nonprofits will receive a total of $228,500 to support work in this critical area. The announcement comes during Financial Literacy Month, a nationally recognized campaign that raises awareness of the need for more financial literacy education.

Through Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money, the bank will provide $2 million in contributions to 150 nonprofits across the communities it serves.

This years’ funding recipients in New Jersey include:

  • Financial Wellness Institute
  • Greater Life
  • Greater Newark Enterprise Corporation
  • Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.
  • Housing Partnership For Morris County, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of New Jersey
  • La Casa De Don Pedro
  • New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund Inc. (Citizens Philanthropic Foundation)
  • Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc.
  • Paterson Task Force for Community Action Inc.
  • Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society
  • Union County Economic Development Corp.
  • United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Inc.
  • Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship

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