More than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the 19th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund. The fund is just one component of Wells Fargo's overall philanthropic efforts. In 2011, Wells Fargo's community contributions in Colorado totaled $3.7 million to approximately 1,000 organizations, and the company team members logged more than 28,000 volunteer hours.
Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3), and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Applications for are now available at all 170 Wells Fargo stores throughout the state and are due June 30.
"Helping local grass roots organizations is a long-time tradition at Wells Fargo and an important way we serve our local communities," said Nathan Christian, Wells Fargo's regional president for Colorado. "These organizations work hard and do so much to keep the local community they serve a great place to live, work, play and do business. Like all of our community donations, the decision to provide funding for these organizations is made right here in Colorado. We're proud to continue our support."
The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started in 1993 to provide greatly needed support to small, non-profit groups that don't have the resources to compete with larger organizations for community support dollars. Since its inception, more than 3,800 grants totaling more than $3.6 million have been awarded.blog comments powered by Disqus