2011 Winners

Over the past 11 years, some of the most elite corporate citizenship and CSR programs have been named winners and finalists for "The Citizens."

The 2011 winners were announced on Nov. 17th at the Citizens Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. (Photos)

Congratulations, Winners & Finalists!

Best Partnership

The "Best Partnership" category is dedicated to raising awareness about excellent models of businesses and nonprofit organizations partnering together effectively.

Allstate Insurance/The Allstate Foundation & National Network to End Domestic Violence:

The Allstate Foundation's partnership with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists.  Read More>>

Dow Chemical Company & Habitat for Humanity International:

Dow was one of Habitat’s first corporate partners in 1983. For 28 years, Dow has supported the construction of more than 25,000 homes – helping families live in decent, affordable housing in more than 20 countries worldwide.  Read More>>

Grainger & American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross urgently needed specially trained volunteers who, on short notice, could mobilize to fill specific needs. In 2001, Grainger joined with the American Red Cross in Chicago to create a new corporate volunteer program called Ready When the Time Comes.  Read More>>

Intel Corporation & Society for Science & the Public:

Since 1997, Intel and the Intel Foundation have partnered with Society for Science & the Public (SSP) to encourage students to solve real-world problems and challenging scientific questions through original research. Every year the partners reach millions of students and educators.  Read More>>

Target & The Mission Continues:

Many military veterans have an intense desire to continue serving their communities when they return home. Target and The Mission Continues partner to connect returning veterans with meaningful service opportunities.   Read More>


Best U.S. Business Neighbor

“The Citizen” award for this category goes to companies, accredited local or state chambers, or trade associations with U.S.-focused community service projects. Finalists exemplify the ability of the business sector to demonstrate social or civic leadership through a single strategic initiative.

Capital One Financial Corporation:

The Capital One Investing for Good Volunteer Program is designed to share associates’ expertise and passion with the company's communities. Investing for Good supports Capital One's overarching goal of expanding economic opportunity by focusing on four areas: Financial Literacy, Affordable Housing, Small Business/Workforce Development, and Education.  Read More>


FedEx launched EarthSmart Outreach to support the development of sustainable U.S. cities through the conservation and restoration of parks, waterways, and green spaces. All projects leverage charitable dollars, expertise, and volunteer support from FedEx team members to make communities sustainable.  Read More>


A 2010 study revealed that one in three American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their babies. These mothers have had to cut back on basics such as food and utilities in order to provide enough diapers. Yet there is little help for these mothers and babies as many community-based organizations don’t provide diapers; neither do food assistance programs. Huggies® "Every Little Bottom" was created with a single mission – to help get diapers to babies in need.  Read More>


The Pepsi Refresh Project (PRP) is supporting innovative ideas in communities throughout the United States. Each month in 2010, Pepsi awarded $1.2 million via 30+ grants, ranging from $5,000 to $250,000, to organizations and individuals bringing great ideas to life. In 2010 1,000+ grantees across 43 states received funding and more than $20 million dollars in grant money was distributed.  Read More>   

UnitedHealth Group

Diabetes and prediabetes affect 105 million people in the U.S. and more than half of all Americans could develop these conditions by 2020, at a cost of $3.35 trillion over the next decade. UnitedHealth Group is applying vast resources and technological expertise to create an integrated diabetes prevention and management portfolio to help reverse this public health crisis.  Read More>


Best International Ambassador Award

“The Citizen” award for this category goes to companies, accredited local or state chambers, trade associations, or American Chambers of Commerce with exemplary models of social and civic leadership in developing nations around the world.

Alcoa, Inc.

In recognition of the underlying unemployment issue in Mocho, the location of Alcoa's Jamaican operation, Jamalco, and consistent with the objective to assist in building sustainable communities, Jamalco and Alcoa Foundation spearheaded the Mocho Greenhouse Training Center to create alternative economic opportunities for the community.   Read More>

In many countries, malnutrition is a significant contributor to child’s mortality and illness, and Amway has committed to using its expertise in nutrition to make a difference. NUTRILITE™, an exclusive brand of Amway, is a global leader in promoting optimal health and produces the world’s leading dietary supplements. NUTRILITE scientists developed NUTRILITE Little Bits™, a micronutrient supplement, to help fight malnutrition in children.  Read More>

Hess Corporation

Hess's flagship social investment program – PRODEGE – is a five-year, $50 million partnership between Hess Corporation, the government of Equatorial Guinea, and FHI 360 to support the goals of universal access to quality primary education. The program seeks to transform teaching and learning by introducing a student-centered, active learning curriculum, renovating and equipping 40 “Active Schools,” training 2,400 teachers, and building capacity at the Ministry of Education to improve system-wide planning and evaluation activities.  Read More>

Pfizer Foundation Global Health Partnerships Program

Pfizer’s Global Health Partnerships (GHP) combines the philanthropic and in-kind resources of the Pfizer Foundation and Pfizer Inc. to combat the chronic disease epidemic by funding 31 non-profits worldwide. The fight against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, such as tobacco use, have largely been neglected in overseas development aid to low and middle income countries.  Read More>

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Tupperware Brands encourages locally driven efforts that focus on the health and welfare of women and their families – ranging from literacy programs in South Asia to after school programs in the Americas and South Africa. Community engagement and social investments are an integral part of annual business plans in all markets.  Read More>


Best Corporate Steward Award

A corporate steward is a company that understands the linkages between its operations and society, and conducts its business in a way that creates “shared value:” both financially and responsibly over the long term. A corporate steward follows the letter and spirit of the law, but goes well beyond this to contribute actively to enhancing the communities in which it operates to support the long-term productivity of business.

AECOM Technology Corporation

Whether through the services AECOM provides or its volunteer efforts in the community, the company works to improve living conditions, contribute to energy-efficient buildings, connect people and goods through better transit and transportation systems, ensure the safety and availability of the world's water supply, develop renewable energy solutions, and protect the health of our environment."  Read More>

Capital One Financial Corporation

Creating community and individual economic development opportunities is at the core of Capital One's businesses and is the fundamental way it creates shared value. Through a program called “Investing for Good,” Capital One delivers core banking services with specialized community development and philanthropic support to generate lasting, local community impact and valuable results."  Read More>
Hormel Foods Corporation

"Our Way" serves as Hormel Food Corporation's guide for how to conduct business responsibly in the areas of people, process, products, performance and philanthropy. It represents a vision for the future as Hormel Foods continues to “elevate the everyday” for its consumers, investors, employees and the communities in which it operates.  Read More>

Kraft Foods

Creating a "more delicious world" is Kraft Foods' goal, with global priorities focused on sustainability and health & well-being, including the underlying issues of obesity and malnutrition. The company's strategy to solve these problems is rooted in business strategy, but leverages community investments to drive sustainable change.  Read More>

Western Union Company

"By the nature of its business, Western Union helps lift up people and economies across the globe. It offers the freedom to easily move money reliably, quickly and in cash to virtually any place in almost any country, opening up new possibilities for the underserved, for everyday consumers and for businesses whose financial needs aren’t being met elsewhere.  Read More>

2011 Citzens Awards Host Committee

Host Committee Chair


Host Committee

Capital One    -     CMT     -      Navistar
USA Today     -     Viacom