2023 Citizens Awards

Now accepting Citizens Awards nominations!

For more than two decades, the annual Citizens Awards have highlighted how businesses serve as a force for good, expanding opportunity and driving progress in every aspect of society.

Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your company's commitments to advancing stronger communities in the nine categories below. Get started now!

2023 Overview

  • April - June 30: Nominations accepted 
  • September: Finalists notified (embargoed until October)
  • November 1-2: Winners announced at Corporate Citizenship Conference and Citizens Awards Ceremony



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 nine 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 
  • Best Civic Engagement 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. Check out these tips for crafting a winning nomination.

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