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Citywide Banks 50th Anniversary Community Outreach


All of us at Citywide Banks live and work in the Front Range. This is our community too, and we are passionate about seeing it thrive. As our bank celebrates its 50th Anniversary, some things have not changed, like our family ownership, our values, and our steadfast commitment to helping the Denver/Boulder community move forward. Whether it's responding to a crisis, funding a local cause, volunteering our time, or discovering another way to impact the needs of the Denver/Boulder community, Citywide Banks pledges to be there for another 50 years.

dARTICLE: Citywide Banks Gets Passionate about Supporting Colorado Nonprofits

2013 Community Outreach Highlights

  • Responded to the Arapahoe High School tragedy with $5,000 to Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network to support counseling for students, educators, and families
  • Lead sponsor and participant for the Spread the Warmth™ holiday campaign aimed at promoting acts of kindness
  • Donated $10,000 to Boulder nonprofit, Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA), to help Boulder Flood victims
  • Raised awareness and contributing over $22,000 to 21 local charities in three Charity Hand-Up Contests
  • Helped Boulder's Holiday Star go green by funding significant upgrades
  • Donated $35,000 to Denver Health Foundation to provide health care services primarily to uninsured individuals
  • Provided $5,000 to help Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network and South Metro Health Alliance promote their Mental Health First Aid program
  • For the fifth year in a row, Citywide Banks was the lead sponsor with $35,000 for Mental Health America of Colorado’s annual fundraising Tribute event
  • Sponsored Arrupe Jesuit High School as the first school in state to participate in the nationally-recognized, EVERFI™ financial literacy program
  • Worked with the Colorado Golf Association as the title sponsor of the 2013 Colorado Golf Fundraising Tournament that raised $20,000 for programs aimed at helping disadvantaged kids in Denver
  • Raised awareness and $12,000 for the Gabby Krause Foundation’s Bags of Fun at the bank’s 2013 Annual Golf Classic tournament event and social media matching campaign
  • Helped raise more than $12,000 for Metro Crisis Services and its mental health crisis line as participating sponsor Hope Floats campaign

2012 Community Outreach Highlights

  • Provided $25,000 in response to Aurora Theater Tragedy, funding both the victims relief fund and preventative Mental Health First Aid training for local community leaders and business managers
  • $26,500 donated to 24 local nonprofits that were promoted in quarterly Charity Hand-Up Contests, and reached over 250,000 through Facebook
  • Raised $7,000 for two Denver children's charities at Citywide Banks Annual Golf Classic tournament
  • Donated $5,000 to Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network to provide mental health services to individuals in the community including low income individuals without health insurance
  • Donated $20,000 to Aurora Economic Development Council to promote economic development in Aurora
  • Donated $11,000 to Denver Health Foundation to provide health care services primarily to uninsured individuals
  • Donated 250 turkeys for Denver Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving campaign
  • Title sponsor for CGA Junior Golf Tournament that raised more than $23,000 for Denver's disadvantaged kids
  • Donated $3,000 to American Red Cross' fund for victims of 2012 Colorado wildfires
  • Presented free outdoor concert for Aurora community for the 26th consecutive year
  • More than $200,000 in additional donations and sponsorships for Colorado nonprofits

Encouraging Businesses to Get Engaged Locally
Due to our economic times, it's increasingly important for businesses to step up and help those in need around Denver and Boulder. Our local charities cannot depend on government resources alone. Citywide Banks aims to encourage more businesses to look at local charities for their corporate giving campaigns. We also want to encourage more business professionals to volunteer in our local community.

Employee Volunteering & Hundreds of Thousands in Donations
A large portion of Citywide Banks employees regularly lend a 'hand-up' to local nonprofits through event coordination, board leadership, and other volunteering. Employee Volunteering Spotlights are regularly published on the bank's blog. Citywide Banks is also an active financial contributor to over a 150 different Denver/Boulder charities each year.

Raise Awareness for Local Nonprofits through Charity Hand-Up Contests on Facebook
Citywide Banks spotlights a handful of Front Range charities to raise awareness about their ongoing great work, needs, and corporate giving opportunities. The charities are nominated by Citywide employees. Each charity is interviewed and spotlighted on Citywide's social media. Then, based on a public 14-day vote on Facebook, each nominated charity receives a cash donation amount based on the results of the vote. The charity receiving the most votes receives $5,000 and the first runner-up receives $1,000. A total of $7,500 is split between the seven nominated charities. Past contests have generated more than 100,000 views and important public awareness for all the charities. Stay tuned to announcements on our Citywide Banks Blog and Facebook Fan Page for the next Charity Hand-Up Contest.

CHARITY HAND-UP CONTEST RESULTS - Past Nominees & Donations Awarded
(click on charity to view spotlight article)
A Precious Child ($125, Sep 2012)
ACE Scholarships ($50, Mar 2013)
The Action Center ($75, Mar 2013)
Alternatives Pregnancy Center ($750, Jun 2013)
Alzheimer's Assocation of Colorado ($500, Sep 2012)
AMC Cancer Fund (nominee, Mar 2012)
American Cancer Society - Denver ($50, Jun 2013)
American Council of the Blind of Colo ($75, Sep 2012)
Audience of One Youth Theater ($500, Dec 2012)
Aurora Animal Shelter ($750, Mar 2013)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colo ($1,000, Dec 2012)
Bow Wow Buddies Foundation ($5,000, Jun 2013)
Boys Hope Girls Hope ($1,000, Dec 2011)
Child Advocates - Denver CASA ($125, Dec 2012)
Clothes To Kids of Denver ($750, Oct 2013)
Colfax Community Network ($500, Mar 2012)
Colorado Beautillion ($75, Jun 2013)
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (nominee, Dec 2011)
Colorado Helping Hands ($250, Dec 2011)
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance ($5,000, Dec 2012)
Colorado Uplift (nominee, Dec 2011)
Colorado Youth at Risk ($50)
Community Living Alternatives ($250, Mar 2012)
Denver Children's Home ($5,000, Mar 2012)
Dumb Friends League ($75, Dec 2012)
EmbodiWorks (nominee, Dec 2011)
Extreme Community Makeover ($500, Sep 2011)
Father Woody's Haven of Hope (nominee, Jun 2012)
FCA Colorado ($1,000, Mar 2013)
Food Bank of the Rockies (nominee, Mar 2012)
Freedom Service Dogs (nominee, Sep 2011)
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver ($125, Oct 2013)
InnovAge Foundation ($1,000, Oct 2013)
Jewish Family Service of Colorado ($750, Sep 2012)
Kempe Foundation ($125, Jun 2013)
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado ($5,000, Sep 2012)
Lupus Foundation of Colorado ($500, Oct 2013)
Make-A-Wish Colorado ($125, Mar 2013)
MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter ($5,000, Jun 2012)
Metro Crisis Services ($500, Mar 2013)
Mi Casa Resource Center (nominee, Jun 2012)
Mount Saint Vincent ($500, Jun 2013)
Outdoor Lab Foundation ($5,000, Mar 2013)
PetAid Colorado ($50, Oct 2013)
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver ($750, Dec 2012)
SAME Cafe (nominee, Sep 2011)
Save Our Youth (nominee, Sep 2011)
Seeds of Hope (nominee, Sep 2011)
South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation ($5,000, Oct 2013)
Special Olympics Colorado ($250, Jun 2012)
St. Francis Center ($50, Dec 2012)
Support-A-Soldier ($75, Oct 2013)
Urban Peak ($500, Jun 2012)
Veterans Passport to Hope ($1,000, Jun 2013)
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver ($1,000, Sep 2012)