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Fifth Third, Enterprise Partner on Community Revitalization

Fifth Third Bank and Enterprise Community Partners launched a $180-million neighborhood program to accelerate revitalization in nine key majority-Black communities across seven states that have experienced disinvestment. Over a three-year period, the program will focus on organizations that create cross-sector partnerships to serve communities within Fifth Third’s retail banking footprint. 

The recipient neighborhoods and lead organizations that will drive each community’s efforts are: 

  • Avondale, Cincinnati: Avondale Development Corp. 
  • South Chicago, Chicago: Claretian Associates. 
  • Buckeye, Cleveland: Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. 
  • East Tampa, Tampa: Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. 
  • Grove Park, Atlanta: Grove Park Foundation. 
  • Arlington Woods, Indianapolis: Jewell Human Services Corp. 
  • Historic West End, Charlotte, NC: LISC. 
  • Near East Side, Columbus: Partners Achieving Community Transformation. 
  • Russell, Louisville: Russell: A Place of Promise. 

“This opportunity allows Fifth Third to invest in a unique way by taking a thoughtfully structured approach to solve real-world systemic issues,” said Greg Carmichael, Fifth Third CEO. 

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