Citizens Bank donates $405,000 to Massachusetts non-profits

New England Council member Citizens Bank  is donating $1.5 million to organizations across the country in order to promote financial literacy. Of that, nearly one third will be awarded to 20 non-profits in Massachusetts.

The donations are part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money initiative, which is dedicated to educating individuals on how to wisely manage their money and create healthy financial habits. The program is part of a broader Citizens Helping Citizens giving community which focuses on five areas: hunger, housing, economic development, financial education and volunteerism. The funding will go to organizations that have proved successful in providing financial education programs, and who demonstrate a plan to incorporate sustainability into their programs.

“Learning how to manage money is the first step people can take in understanding their financial goals and leading fiscally healthy lives, and we are committed to helping our customers and others in the communities we serve manage their finances and reach their financial goals,” said Brad Conner, Vice Chairman of Consumer Banking.

The New England Council applauds Citizens Bank for its continued generosity to the New England community and dedication to promoting financial literacy throughout the region and the country.

Read more in the Worcester Telegram.

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