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CSR Achievements

CIT takes pride in the work it does to invest in communities and create a thriving workplace with the highest level of integrity. Read about some of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to learn more.

Graduation cap for higher education



receiving financial education through a partnership with the Cecil Murray Center at USC



Young People

supported with financial education through Junior Achievement partnership in Southern California

Apartment building



committed to develop 7,000 affordable housing units

Small business storefront



for small business development and housing through Templo Calvario partnership

Dollar symbol for money



for down payment assistance program with city of Los Angeles

Carrot and vegetables



of vegetables planted for hunger relief




planted through Gratitude & Growth effort

Windmill renewable energy source



of renewable energy investments

Our CSR Priorities

Empowering Communities

CIT aims to enable financial and personal empowerment through education, access and inclusion. In addition to having financed 100,000+ small businesses nationwide, CIT also supports financial education and access to affordable housing programs, primarily in Southern California. Access to information, programs and capital to drive financial empowerment is an important step in building thriving communities.

Supporting the Environment

In 2017 alone, CIT provided financing for solar and wind power projects that are capable of generating nearly 1,300 megawatts of electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we launched a social responsibility program called Gratitude & Growth, which led to more than 18,000 trees being planted in California and Florida, two states where CIT has a significant footprint.

Fostering Wellness

We invest in the wellness of employees and communities by supporting initiatives to drive health and well-being. From planting gardens for hunger relief agencies to supporting cycling fundraisers for cancer research and delivering support for natural disaster relief, CIT lends a helping hand. We also celebrate Balance and Wellness Month with programs to promote a healthy lifestyle for employees.

Launch and Grow Video Speaker

Encouraging Businesses to Launch + Grow

In 2018, CIT developed a small business empowerment series in partnership with Operation HOPE to provide small business owners with tools and tips for success. The series featured videos showcasing stories of entrepreneurship from a diverse group of small business owners, and also offered informative articles as resources for business owners.

Explore the series