Community Outreach

Giving a Hand-Up to
Our Neighbors in Need

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. More than 50 years after we opened our first branch on Colfax, some things have not changed, like our steadfast commitment to helping Colorado 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 local community, Citywide Banks regularly supports hundreds of Colorado charities each year.

Supporting Mental Health Wellness:

Supporting Mental Health Wellness in Colorado

During 2017, Citywide Banks is continuing our bank's long tradition of supporting the vital work being done by the behavioral healthcare providers across Colorado.

Other Local Nonprofit Support:

Supporting More Colorado Causes

During 2017, Citywide Banks is continuing its focus on giving a hand-up to hundreds of Colorado nonprofit causes.

  • Hosting another Charity Hand-Up Contest in November to raise awareness and contribute $10,000 to Colorado charities nominated by Citywide Banks employees
  • Presenting sponsor of Latino Community Foundation of Colorado's 'Change for Change' initiative that aims to raise more than $250,000 for Colorado charities
  • Title sponsor of Colorado Golf Foundation's annual golf tournament that raised more than $40,000 funds for Denver youth programs
  • Annual Partner with Gabby Krause Foundation's Bags of Fun that brings the power of play to kids going through serious medical treatments at Denver hospitals
  • Internship partner with Arrupe Jesuit High School 
  • Sponsor participant with Adams County Economic Development (ACED)
  • Employee giving participant with Partnership for Colorado 
  • Employee volunteering with Junior Achievement to provide financial literacy education at Denver elementary schools and mentoring in the Business Week competition for high school students
  • Sponsor of Western Welcome Week, celebrating community in Littleton, Colorado
  • Presenting sponsor of the historic Central City Opera program
  • Lead sponsor for care and upgrades to the Boulder Holiday Star on Flagstaff Mountain
  • Event sponsor for Boy Scouts
  • Event sponsor for The Junior League
  • Active sponsor of multiple programs with the Aurora Chamber
  • Sponsor for Tortillas for Tepeyac fundraising campaign for Denver's Clinica Tepeyac
  • Sponsor for Leadership Aurora events
  • Host of a series of free shredding events for local community
  • Employees worked as business coaches for local students as part of Mi Casa job training for Hispanic community
  • Presenting sponsor of productions at Littleton's Town Hall Arts Center
  • Underwriting support campaigns with Colorado Public Radio 
  • Additional volunteer board positions at Aurora Housing Authority, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Boys & Girls Club, Kids First Community Health Services, The Action Center, Central City Opera,and Colorado Uplift

Charity Hand-Up Contests:

Charity Hand-Up Contests on Social Media

Since 2011, Citywide Banks has been hosting our Charity Hand-Up Contests to help raise awareness about the great work and ongoing needs of Colorado nonprofits. For each contest, seven local nonprofits are nominated by Citywide Banks employees.

Each nominee is promoted through our 12 bank branches, the bank's blog, and the bank's 12,000+ follower network on social media. Then, the public is invited to vote for their favorite cause through the bank's Facebook voting page. $10,000 in bank donations are split between the seven charities based on vote results.

Most significantly, these Colorado causes get a ton of new awareness through social media sharing. Our bank employees and customers get an opportunity to impact a cause without writing a check. And, of course, let's not forget the fun of the competition.

Past Contest Nominees

Denotes past first-place winners

A Precious Child 
ACE Scholarships 
The Action Center 
Alpine Rescue Team 
ALS Association Rocky Mountain
Alternatives Pregnancy Center 
Alzheimer's Assocation of Colorado 
AMC Cancer Fund 
American Cancer Society - Denver 
American Council of the Blind of Colorado 
Arvada Community Food Bank

Asian Pacific Development Center
Audience of One Youth Theater 
Aurora Animal Shelter 
Aurora Mental Health Center 
Aurora Warms the Night
Autism Society of Colorado 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado 

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation 
Boys Hope Girls Hope 
Cancer League of Colorado 
Canine Partners of the Rockies 
CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Centro San Juan Diego 
Child Advocates - Denver CASA
Clothes To Kids of Denver 
Colfax Community Network 
Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children 
Colorado Beautillion 
Colorado Cancer Research Program
Colorado Coalition for Homeless 
Colorado Helping Hands 
Colorado Outward Bound School 

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance 
Colorado Uplift 
Colorado Veterans Project
Colorado Youth at Risk 
Community Living Alternatives 
Cops Fighting Cancer 

Denver Children's Home 
The Denver Hospice
Denver Health Foundation 
Denver Rescue Mission
Dumb Friends League 
Environmental Learning for Kids

Extreme Community Makeover 
Family Tree
Father Woody's Haven of Hope 
FCA Colorado 

Florence Crittenton Services
Focus Points Family Resource Center 
Food Bank of the Rockies 

Foothills Animal Shelter 
Freedom Service Dogs 

Gabby Krause Foundation Bags of Fun
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver 
HighPointe Services
Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver

Hope House of Colorado 
Humane Society of the South Platte Valley 
Impact on Education 
IN! Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Ed
InnovAge Foundation 
Jefferson Center for Mental Health 
Jewish Family Service of Colorado 
Kempe Foundation 
KIPP Colorado 

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado 
Longmont Humane Society 
Lupus Foundation of Colorado 
Make-A-Wish Colorado 

MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter 
Mental Health Center of Denver 
Metro Crisis Services 
Mi Casa Resource Center 
Mount Saint Vincent 
Mpowered Colorado
NAMI Colorado
National Sports Center for the Disabled
OpenWorld Learning

Outdoor Lab Foundation 
Parkinson Association of the Rockies 
PetAid Colorado 
Rachel's Challenge 
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver 
Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance 
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver 
Salvation Army Aurora Corps 
SAME Cafe 
Save Our Youth 
Seeds of Hope 

South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation (2164)
Special Olympics Colorado 
St. Francis Center 
St. Vincent de Paul Denver Metro
Urban Peak 
Veterans Passport to Hope 
Wild B.I.R.D. 

Women's Wilderness Institute
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver 

It's comforting to know that our bank has a commitment to the community and a strong financial base.

The Citywide Banks Advantage

Citywide Banks is a Colorado focused, community bank committed to delivering responsive service, local expertise, and comprehensive financial tools for local businesses and families. For more than 50 years, our bank has been dedicated to finding ways we can impact our local community and move Colorado forward.

Why Citywide Banks?

Citywide Banks is a Colorado focused, community bank committed to delivering responsive service, local expertise, and comprehensive financial tools for local businesses and families. For more than 50 years, our team has been dedicated to finding ways we can impact our local community and move Colorado forward.

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