Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Grants $6 Million Across 54 Nonprofits
SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2014 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced it will donate $6 million shared across 54 nonprofits through its 2014 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy. The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are located in areas designated for revitalization to stimulate growth, stability and investment in distressed areas.
“Wells Fargo is pleased to support these nonprofits that work diligently to help revitalize neighborhoods and position them for long-term success,” said Kimberly Jackson, executive director of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. “The Priority Markets Program has been a catalyst for bringing together community stakeholders with shared interests that are producing sustainable results and making a difference for communities.”
Since 2009, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program has provided more than $30 million across 100 communities.
2014 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program grant recipients are:
- Affordable Housing Alliance (New York)
- Better Housing Coalition (Richmond, Va.)
- Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (Bridgeport, Conn.)
- Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
- CASA Familiar (San Diego)
- Cedar Rapids Habitat for Humanity (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
- Cleveland Slavic
- Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (Baltimore)
- Dallas Habitat for Humanity
- Denver NEWSED CDC
- Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (Des Moines, Iowa)
- DHIC, Inc (Raleigh, N.C.)
- East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (Oakland, Calif.)
- Enterprise Community Partners (Atlanta)
- Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Corporation (Tampa, Fla.)
- Florida Real Estate Fund (Orlando, Fla.)
- Fort Wayne, Ind. Habitat for Humanity
- Fort Worth, Tx. Habitat for Humanity
- Habitat for Humanity East Bay Silicon Valley (Oakland, Calif.)
- Habitat for Humanity Fairfield (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Habitat for Humanity Fresno County (Fresno, Calif.)
- Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
- Habitat for Humanity Johns Island (Charleston, S.C.)
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, Inc. (Memphis, Tenn.)
- Habitat for Humanity of Newark, N.J.
- Habitat for Humanity Orange County (Santa Ana, Calif.)
- Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Williamsburg (Virginia Beach, Va.)
- Habitat for Humanity Portland, Ore.
- Habitat for Humanity Washington, D.C.
- Habitat of Humanity Charlotte, N.C.
- Housing Trust Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.)
- Houston Neighborhood Rec Dev
- Human Solutions (Portland, Ore.)
- CHWC, Inc. (Kansas City, K.S.)
- Lacey Walker Development Corporation (Augusta, Ga.)
- Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity
- Little Tokyo Service Center (Los Angeles)
- Mary Erickson Community Housing (Riverside, Calif.)
- Mercy Housing Northwest (Seattle)
- Milwaukee Northwest Side CDC
- Minneapolis Urban Homeworks
- Neighborhood Housing Services of Inland Empire (San Bernardino, Calif.)
- Omaha, Neb. Habitat for Humanity
- Opa-locka CDC (Miami)
- Operation New Hope (Jacksonville, Fla.)
- Philadelphia Public Housing Development Corporation
- Phoenix Chicanos
- Real Estate Education & Community Housing (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
- Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
- Silvercrest, Fresno, Calif. Housing Authority
- Sioux Falls, S.D. Housing Corp
- Urban League of Greater Miami
- Visionary Home Builders Inc. (Stockton, Calif.)
- West Angeles CDC (Los Angeles)
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program grant recipients are nonprofits actively involved and experienced in community revitalization efforts and were selected from requests submitted by local team members and nonprofits Wells Fargo identified as being in need of extra help with large-scale neighborhood revitalization projects. Priority Markets Program grants can be used for any costs associated with the development or redevelopment of the project. Recipients must be IRS 501c3 organizations with successful histories of building or renovating housing for low-to moderate-income homebuyers.
Since 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has stewarded nearly $300 million to nonprofits in support of affordable housing and community revitalization programs. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation programs have also delivered 4.7 million volunteer hours to build or rehabilitate more than 5,000 homes during the past two decades.
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