ABA Foundation Community Commitment Awards

Entry period is closed.​

CCA17 Splash-housing-528x142.jpg

Judging Criteria

Entries are judged based solely on the narratives written in the entry form that address the following:

  • Need of the Community
    What critical need in the community does the project or program address and how does it provide a solution for that need?

  • Institution Role and Involvement
    What numbers of volunteer hours, and/or amount of financial and other resources were devoted to the implementation and success of the project or program? What was the level of executive engagement? How does the project or program rank in the institution's priorities? Considering the resources dedicated to the project or program, what was the return on investment?

  • Program Uniqueness and Creativity
    What is original or innovative about the program? If the program is an existing initiative, how is it implemented in a new way? Are there similar programs in the community? If so, why was this program needed?

  • Sustainability and Replicability
    Is the program sustainable? How could the program be replicated by other banks or organizations? Could it be implemented on a larger scale?

  • Measurable Results
    What tools or metrics are used to monitor and gauge progress and success? What measurable success has the project or program achieved? How were the outcomes of the project or program beneficial to the community?

  • Partnerships
    How has the project or program engaged the community, non-profit organizations and local civic and governmental leadership in achieving its mission? Was a public-private partnership formed to implement the project or program? If so, how did it contribute to the project or program's success?

  • George Bailey Distinguished Service Award
    Describe the issue or challenge the nominee sought to address. Describe the impact his or her efforts made to the community and the bank. How has his or her efforts inspired others at the bank? What characteristics make the nominee a candidate for this award?​


​Questions? E-mail Melissa Murray.


 Banks in Their Communities

map​Use this interactive map to learn about the corporate social responsibility programs submitted for an award by banks across the U.S. and its territories.​