Seeking Champions in Action

If you are a nonprofit organization that deserves recognition for its contribution to the community, you might just be our next Champion in Action. All you have to do is apply!

Channel 7 and Charter One are looking for organizations that have demonstrated a history of strong fiscal responsibility and leadership and an ability to show how they will make effective use of the support and resources being awarded.

Each Champion in Action receives:

- A contribution of $25,000 in unrestricted funds from the Charter One Foundation
- Media coverage from WXYZ-TV 7, including public service announcements and television profiles
- Volunteer support from Charter One and WXYZ-TV 7
- Public relations support
- Promotional support through advertising in Charter One branches,, and

To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:

- Be an Michigan-based nonprofit organization that services Michigan and addresses the designated social concern for the quarter (see chart)
- Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
- Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.


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