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Wells Fargo Foundation Increased Access to Housing, Jobs, Financial Coaching in 2019

Grants funded nonprofits in 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and international cities
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/   In 2019, the Wells Fargo Foundation launched a new philanthropic strategy anchored around unlocking economic opportunity for people and communities by addressing housing affordability, small business growth and financial health. The Foundation invested $455 million in grants in the last year, funding national organizations to deliver programs at scale and nonprofits that specifically address the needs of local markets. 

Employee Assistance: Help in All Its Many Forms

From mental health and well-being to financial assistance after natural disasters, Medtronic helps employees, every step of the way.
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Medtronic employees drive every aspect of our life-saving work. That’s why we’re committed to supporting them in every aspect of their lives. The Medtronic Employee Assistance Program (MEAP) acts as the foundation of that commitment by providing employees around the world free, confidential support to help with nearly any work-related or personal situation.

EcoRise Teams Up with MetLife Foundation to Bring Eco-Literacy Program to New Jersey Classrooms

Students will become sustainability change-makers through curricula, educator training, and a Student Innovation Fund.
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NEW JERSEY, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — EcoRise, the school-based nonprofit organization inspiring a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all, and MetLife Foundation have joined forces to deliver a new education program to 20 New Jersey educators at no cost to teachers, schools, or school districts. The Sustainable Intelligence Program includes leading-edge sustainability curricula, professional development for educators, and access to classroom micro-grants for student-driven sustainability projects.

Young Americans Face Early Challenges to Financial Security

by Mandi McReynolds, Director, Principal Foundation and Community Relations
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More than half of Americans under the age of 30 have already hit financial rock bottom spurred by mental health challenges, job loss and debt, according to new research by the Principal® Foundation into the financial barriers, attitudes and behaviors of today’s young adults.

T. Rowe Price Relaunches Money Confident Kids Website With Five-step Program

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January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price has relaunched its Money Confident Kids® program, a financial education program teaching basic financial concepts to middle school-age children, as a new five-step program with a refreshed website. The five steps outlined on the new site are designed to build on each other and simplify the process of teaching core financial concepts to kids.

The steps are systematically organized and focus on basic financial concepts of:

DevelopHer: Empowering Women in Asia

A mobile learning application paired with online mentoring helps women entrepreneurs become successful business owners
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

Mentoring Women in Business at Qualcomm

Using 3G Tablets to Train Women Entrepreneurs
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

Press Release

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) and a $1.5 million grant to support JA Finance Park®, an innovation in experiential education designed to engage middle school students and prepare them for life and work outside of school. With this grant, the SunTrust Foundation will become the JA Finance Park signature partner at two locations in Fairfax, Virginia, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. 

Scaling Up: Pinar Dairy Expands Its Farmer Training Model in Turkey to Increase SDG Impact

BCtA member company renews its commitment with an ambitious goal to reach an additional 1350 farmers across Turkey, improving lives through increased quality and productivity.
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ISTANBUL, September 10, /3BL Media/ – Spurred on by the success of its previous commitments under Business Call to Action (BCtA), Turkish food and dairy company Pinar Dairy has renewed its BCtA commitment, pledging to train and support an additional 1350 rural, small-scale dairy farmers across Turkey by June 2020. Female farmers will receive specialized women-focused training, while others will be trained on animal health and feeding and financial literacy.

Wells Fargo Donates $400,000 for Housing and Revitalization Efforts in Sacramento

Sacramento NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards grants to five nonprofits serving the local community
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $400,000 in donations to five local nonprofits to support housing and neighborhood revitalization for Sacramento residents.

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