Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Announces $6 Million in Grants

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Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Announces $6 Million in Grants

Priority Markets Program awards 69 grants to nonprofits engaged in neighborhood revitalization
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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:00pm

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $6 million in neighborhood revitalization donations with 69 grants to nonprofits.

“Wells Fargo is pleased to support these nonprofits that are leading efforts to revitalize and position neighborhoods for long-term success,” said Martin Sundquist, executive director of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. “The Priority Markets Program is one of thousands of ways we work together with nonprofits to support local communities.”

The 2015 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program provides grants for neighborhood stabilization projects to stimulate growth, stability and investment in distressed areas. Since 2009, the program has provided grants totaling more than $36 million for nonprofits in 125 U.S. communities.

The grant recipients of the 2015 Priority Markets Program include:

  • Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (Albuquerque, N.M.)

  • Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Pa.)

  • Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (Anchorage, Alaska)

  • AHC Inc. (Arlington, Va.)

  • Mountain Housing Opportunities (Asheville, N.C.)

  • Frameworks Community Development Corporation (Austin, Texas)

  • Austin Habitat for Humanity (Austin, Texas)

  • San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (Azusa, Calif.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (Baltimore)

  • NeighborWorks Montana (Billings, Mo.)

  • NeighborWorks Boise (Boise, Idaho)

  • Crittenton Women’s Union (Boston)

  • Friends of Boston’s Homeless (Boston)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka (Casselberry, Fla.)

  • Urban Ministry Center (Charlotte, N.C.)

  • Builders of Hope Community Development Corporation (Dallas)

  • Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities (Davenport, Iowa)

  • Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (Delray Beach, Fla.)

  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (Denver)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Denver)

  • Reinvestment Partners (Durham, N.C.)

  • Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

  • Habitat for Humanity Fresno (Fresno, Calif.)

  • Homes of Hope (Greenville, S.C.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Gulfport, Miss.)

  • New Hope Housing, Inc. (Houston)

  • Avenue Community Development Corporation (Houston)

  • Habitat for Humanity Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.)

  • Accessible Space, Inc. (Las Vegas)

  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Martinez, Calif.)

  • Access, Inc. (Medford, Ore.)

  • A New Leaf (Mesa, Ariz.)

  • Saint John Community Development Corporation (Miami)

  • Little Haiti Housing Association, Inc. (Miami)

  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (Milwaukee)

  • Housing Development Corporation of Southwest Florida (Naples, Fla.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Collier County (Naples, Fla.)

  • New Level Community Development Corporation (Nashville, Tenn.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (Nashville, Tenn.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)

  • Paterson Habitat for Humanity (Paterson, N.J.)

  • Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (Philadelphia)

  • FINANTA (Philadelphia)

  • Native American Youth and Family Center (Portland, Ore.)

  • Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Portland, Ore.)

  • HomeStrong USA/ Hometown Community Development Corporation (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)

  • National Community Renaissance (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)

  • Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board (Reno, Nev.)

  • Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation (Richmond, Va.)

  • Virginia Supportive Housing (Richmond, Va. and Virginia Beach, Va.)

  • Habitat for Humanity Riverside (Riverside, Calif.)

  • Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund (Sacramento, Calif.)

  • Mercy Housing, Inc. (Sacramento, Calif.)

  • Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity (Salt Lake City)

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco (San Francisco)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Orange County (Santa Ana, Calif.)

  • El Centro de la Raza (Seattle

  • Montgomery Housing Partnership (Silver Spring, Md.)

  • Stocktonians Taking Action to Neutralize Drugs (Stockton, Calif.)

  • Big Bend Habitat for Humanity (Tallahassee, Fla.)

  • Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Inc. (Tampa, Fla.)

  • Habitat for Humanity Trenton (Trenton, N.J.)

  • Isles, Inc. (Trenton, N.J.)

  • Primavera Foundation (Tucson, Ariz.)

  • Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

  • Whole Man Ministries (Winston Salem, N.C.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County (Winston Salem, N.C.)

  • Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Grants for the Priority Markets Program were selected from requests submitted by Wells Fargo team members who nominated nonprofits needing assistance for large-scale neighborhood revitalization projects. Recipients must be IRS 501c3 organizations with successful histories of building or renovating housing for low-to moderate-income homebuyers.

About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

In 2014, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated nearly $20 million in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low-and moderate-income households – including for seniors, veterans, and families – through community revitalization efforts. Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $150 million to such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.6 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate more than 5,500 homes and counting. 

About Wells Fargo (Twitter @WellsFargo)

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

Keywords: Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Community | Engagement | Philanthropy | Priority Markets Program | Wells Fargo | Wells Fargo Housing Foundation | neighborhood revitalization | neighborhood stabilization

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