Fifth Third Bank Pledges $20M for East Tampa Neighborhood Development

By Kathy Steele

Fifth Third Bank and Enterprise Community Partners recently announced a major investment of up to $20 million over three years to redevelop East Tampa. The largely Black community will be the beneficiary of loans, private equity, and philanthropic support to transform East Tampa.

Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit that will aid in developing and implementing action plans in partnership with the bank and the nonprofit Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc., which is nearing its 30-year anniversary.

Fifth Third Neighborhood Investment Program to Support Transformation of the Near East Side of Columbus

Press Release

COLUMBUS, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third and Enterprise Community Partners today announced the establishment of a neighborhood program to support and continue revitalization efforts on the Near East Side of Columbus. The Neighborhood Investment Program will focus over three years on the PACT geography and cross-sector collaborations. PACT, which stands for Partners Achieving Community Transformation, is a partnership initiated in 2010 by the City of Columbus, The Ohio State University, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders.

Could a Bank's $20 Million Investment Add Up to Better Days for South Chicago?

Here’s hoping Fifth Third bank’s investment sparks a major rejuvenation of this long-struggling Chicago neighborhood.

By CST Editorial Board

The South Chicago community literally helped make Chicago.

For most of the 20th century, many of our city’s skyscrapers, expressways and bridges were built with steel that the neighborhood’s mills — namely the giant U.S. Steel South Works plant — churned out around the clock and by the freightload, providing thousands of good-paying jobs along the way.

'An Overwhelming Feeling': $20 Million Dollar Investment Coming To South Chicago Neighborhood

By Tim McNicholas

The Morning Insiders break news.

And it’s good news for a South Chicago neighborhood. It’s about to get a $20 million shot in the arm, thanks to an investment from Fifth Third Bank.

The bank will actually be pouring $180 million into nine neighborhoods across the nation. CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas takes us to the South Side to see the very spots about to be spruced up.

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Fifth Third to Invest $20 Million to South Chicago through Neighborhood Investment Program

Press Release

CHICAGO, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank and Enterprise Community Partners today announced the establishment of a neighborhood program to support and revitalize the South Chicago neighborhood. The Neighborhood Investment Program will focus over three years on the Claretian Associates and cross-sector collaborations.

Fifth Third Bank, Accion Opportunity Fund to Host Fireside Chat on Resources, Options for Small Businesses

Leaders will focus on post-pandemic recovery for entrepreneurs of color
Press Release

CINCINNATI, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank and Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching, will host a fireside chat on Oct. 27 on the state of small business – specifically for entrepreneurs of color – and actions that can be taken to help ensure a successful recovery after the pandemic.

Fifth Third Announces $180 Million Neighborhood Investment Program in Collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners to Accelerate Revitalization of Nine Communities

Commitment will create transformational impact across footprint
Press Release

CINCINNATI, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/  – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, and Enterprise Community Partners today announced the launch of 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 the communities within Fifth Third’s retail banking footprint.

Fifth Third Employees Recycle Nearly 8,000 Pounds of E-Waste at Recycling Events on Bank Campuses


Employees of Fifth Third Bank recycled nearly 8,000 pounds of materials at two employee electronics waste events in September. The annual events were hosted by Fifth Third and local waste recycling companies to give employees an easy way to recycle their electronics and avoid disposal in a landfill.

Fifth Third's Latino Business Resource Groups Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Fifth Third Bank actively promotes inclusion and diversity through 65 regional business resource groups overseen by inclusion councils in each of the Bank’s 13 regions and through eight virtual Enterprise Business Resource Groups led by Enterprise committee executives.

All of Fifth Third’s BRGs are focused on the following three pillars: employee development, community involvement and business innovation. BRGs are open to all Fifth Third employees, whether they’re members of the group’s constituency or allies.

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Financial Inclusion


The more individuals, families and small businesses are empowered to achieve their best lives, the more communities thrive. Fifth Third Bank wants to help people reach their full potential. We believe this will have a long-lasting, generational impact in the neighborhoods, towns and cities we serve, especially among low- and moderate-income Americans, by reversing negative cycles and building strong foundations for the future.


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