The Shared Interest granting program has been around since 1997, supporting community initiatives in the following four areas: Community and Family Health; Environment; Human Rights and international Cooperation; and Economic Self-Reliance. In that time, almost 100 non profits across Canada have been nominated and chosen by Citizens Bank for grant money totaling approximately $1.5 million.
Check out the past recipients of Shared Interest awards.
Donations to our Shared Interest Fund are calculated based on Shared Interest Visa* cardholders' transaction activity (the Bank donates 10 cents for every transaction). The Bank also donates 4% of our pre-tax profits** to the fund.
In 2014, $30,000 was granted as follows:
*Visa Int./Citizens Bank, Licensed User.
** Calculated on the previous three years' average annual income from operations.