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Get Smart About Credit: How and When to Talk to Kids About Money

Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo’s free, noncommercial financial education Hands on Banking® program, shares information about a new youth digital learning center and how to teach kids about credit.
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When it comes to learning about money and credit, it’s important to start early and form building blocks to prepare kids for their financial future, said Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking® program.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Support expands financial counseling pilot program for Hispanic community
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ATLANTA, October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/— The SunTrust Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC), doubling its initial commitment to the organization in 2018, to support a large-scale program for improving the financial wellness of Hispanic and Latino families. The grant will allow the NFCC to expand its services for Hispanic/Latino consumers beyond its original scope of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area to include all of Texas and Ohio. 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards

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ATLANTA, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/—The SunTrust Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest.

Comerica Launches Financial Education Partnership With African American Museum of Dallas

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Comerica launched its financial education partnership with the African American Museum of Dallas this week, facilitating workshops for the Science of Art Summer Camp participants. Financial Education Brigade members taught close to 40 students basic money management principles from the Comerica Money $ense program.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $275,000 Grant to YMCA of East Tennessee for Youth Development

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation announced today a $275,000 grant to the YMCA of East Tennessee to expand its youth development programs that focus on financial wellness, academics, leadership and well-being. On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank Knoxville market president, presented Jim Dickson, CEO of YMCA of East Tennessee, with the grant at a special event Tuesday, July 9, at West Side Family YMCA in Knoxville.

Making a Greater Community Impact

Wells Fargo is concentrating its philanthropic power to help solve three critical issues: housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth.
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Wells Fargo is evolving its philanthropic strategy to help solve three pressing issues affecting individuals, families, and underserved communities across the U.S. — housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth — the company announced June 5.

Salute to Service Members, Spouses and Veterans: Wells Fargo’s Commitment to Financial Readiness

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By Darlene Goins, senior vice president and head of Hands on Banking® at Wells Fargo

In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) just released results from its 2019 Military Financial Readiness Survey, and they were surprising.  The survey, conducted by Harris Poll and sponsored by Wells Fargo, found that:

  • Nearly 9 in 10 active service members and 84% of spouses or partners have worries about personal finances.

Houston Homeownership to Get $6.1 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants for eligible Houston homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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HOUSTON, February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network members today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand for Houston with a $6.1 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership. NeighborWorks America network members Avenue, Fifth Ward CRC and Tejano Center will administer the $15,000 down payment assistance grants, determine eligibility and provide homebuyer education.

Wells Fargo Contributes $350,000 for Boston-Area Housing, Revitalization Efforts

Local initiative grants are part of the NeighborhoodLIFT® program effort to boost sustainable homeownership in Boston
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BOSTON, January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $350,000 in donations for two local nonprofits to support homeownership counseling and financial education for aspiring homeowners in the Boston area.

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