Citizens Awards

Congratulations to our 22nd Annual Citizens Awards finalists!

Read their stories and join us virtually on November 17-18 for the 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference & Awards to see who wins!

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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.

This year's finalists reflect how businesses are meeting this moment and accelerating momentum for a more equitable and sustainable future through innovative solutions.

Meet the Finalists

Winners will be announced at our virtual 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference: Business Solves on November 17-18. Click here to register today.


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.

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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 Corporate Steward – Large Business
  • Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business
  • 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 

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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.

The 2021 application period has closed. Interested in applying next year? Sign up for our newsletter to receive email updates and check out these tips for crafting a winning nomination.


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