On March 8, 2019, Wells Fargo announced the company donated more than $5.4 million to 415 local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Arizona.
When combined with the $2.8 million donated by the company’s 16,109 Arizona team members, nonprofits in the state received a total of $8.2 million from Wells Fargo and its team members in 2018. That amounts to an average daily donation of $22,707.
“Across our community, many residents are working hard to make ends meet,” said Don Pearson, Wells Fargo’s lead region president based in Phoenix.
“Here in Arizona, we want to help people find a stable place to live, help small business owners expand, and help young people gain a quality education that prepares them for the workforce. We are determined to help people and communities, especially in underserved areas, succeed financially. We will continue to provide philanthropy, volunteers, expertise and other resources to revitalize and strengthen local neighborhoods.”
Beyond philanthropy, Wells Fargo team members in Arizona volunteered more than 115,000 hours in 2018 to support nonprofits and causes important to them. Local projects and efforts include more than 5,600 volunteer hours supporting St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and 2,100 volunteer hours supporting Junior Achievement projects and causes across the state.
Wells Fargo donated the following amounts to local and state nonprofits:
• $25,000 to Coconino County Community College Foundation for the Small Business Development Center
• $25,000 to Grand Canyon Trust for the Native American Business Incubator Network
• $15,000 to the Prescott Area Habitat For Humanity
• $10,000 to the White Mountain Apache Housing Authority for their veteran home rehabilitation program
• $7,500 to Lowell Observatory for the Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program.
Flagstaff-area nonprofits are encouraged to apply for 2019 grants using the bank’s new application calendar, which outlines specific timing for grant submissions per program area.