Ceiba and Santander Honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal

In April 2019, The Philadelphia Business Journal honored the partnership between Ceiba and Santander bank as part of its annual Faces of Philanthropy event that recognizes excellent partnerships between non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Ceiba and Santander were honored for their pilot program that enables low-to-moderate income immigrants to save and secure low-cost loans for expenses associated with attaining U.S. citizenship. Since 2017, Santander has donated $450,000 to Ceiba and its coalition of organizations in support of programming in greater Philadelphia. Thirty-nine Santander volunteers dedicated more than 150 hours to provide support in two important ways – tax assistance and pro-bono legal services. Santander staff provided free tax assistance to 264 of Ceiba’s clients through sessions offered during the tax season.