Charity Hand-Up Contests

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.

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Charity Hand-Up Contests

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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
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