2021 Citizens Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for the 22nd Annual Citizens Awards!
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For 22 years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Citizens Awards have highlighted how businesses serve as a force for good, expanding opportunity and driving progress in every aspect of society.  

Over the last year, we have witnessed the power of business to solve our toughest problems. From delivering safe and effective vaccines at record speed, to helping students and teachers transition to remote learning, to creating jobs and opportunities for everyone to succeed, companies of every size and industry stepped up in extraordinary ways.  

As we look to the next stage of our recovery, we know businesses will continue to deliver bold solutions to ensure a healthy, sustainable and inclusive future for all. 

Nominations are now open for the 22nd Annual Citizens Awards. Nominate your company today to get recognized for the positive impact it is creating in communities around the world. 


The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Citizens Awards recognize the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship programs from businesses, chambers, and associations of all sizes. Visit our eligibility page for more information.

The deadline to submit nominations is June 25, 2021.

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Awards are given in eight categories. There is no fee to nominate and no limit on the number of nominations an organization can submit. 

  • Best Commitment to Education Program 
  • Best Community Improvement Program 
  • Best Community Resilience and Disaster Response Program 
  • Best Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program 
  • Best Health and Wellness Program 
  • Best Sustainability Program 
  • Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business
  • Best Corporate Steward – Large Business

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Any business entity may nominate itself, or a third party may also nominate a business, Chamber of Commerce, or trade association. 

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