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Harnessing the power of philanthropy

Wells Fargo is building on its history of strengthening communities in an exciting new way: combining a problem-solving mindset, business expertise, and philanthropy to help solve complex societal problems. Read about our impact in the stories below to learn how Wells Fargo is sparking systemic change and economic development to help solve three critical issues: housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth.


Volunteering & Giving

Providing a beacon to nonprofits

Wells Fargo’s suite of services includes products well-suited to the needs of nonprofits nationwide.


Volunteering & Giving

Supporting our communities: Wells Fargo’s $455M impact

Wells Fargo funded nonprofits in 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and internationally in 2019 and launched a new philanthropic strategy to support housing affordability, small business growth, and financial health.


Volunteering & Giving

Minnie’s Food Pantry: A source for food, hope, and encouragement

Wells Fargo CEO Allen Parker visits a North Texas food pantry that has served people in need for more than a decade.


Housing

‘America can’t afford unaffordable housing’

Wells Fargo leads a national panel on housing affordability and homelessness; author Antwone Fisher’s story puts a personal face on the growing crisis.


Volunteering & Giving

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.


Housing

There’s no place like the home next door

When they were kids, siblings Kenneth and Leah Martinez loved their elderly next-door neighbors like extended family. Years later, they are now the proud owners of the house next door, with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.


Volunteering & Giving

VITA volunteers to the rescue this tax season

Hundreds of Wells Fargo team members like Mitch Van Horn are offering free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which serves those with low- to moderate-incomes.


Financial Health

Addressing the needs of unbanked and underbanked communities

Yvonne Green is one of five Bank On fellows working in communities around the country to help people in underserved neighborhoods achieve financial empowerment, thanks to Wells Fargo’s $1 million commitment.


Volunteering & Giving

Conway Center revolutionizes affordable housing in Washington, D.C.

Simone Scott and her children are among the first residents of the Conway Center, an affordable housing development in Washington, D.C., that also provides job training, health care, and other resources, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.


Small Business

Vegan soul food: Improving health “one chew at a time”

Chef GW Chew’s plant-based meat substitutes are going from restaurant to supermarket with support from a Wells  Fargo diverse small business program.


Financial Health

National Urban League: Dedicated to economic empowerment

In recognition of Black History Month, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, reflects on the state of economic justice in the U.S.


Volunteering & Giving

A year of giving: Wells Fargo donates $444M to nearly 11,000 nonprofits in 2018

Wells Fargo continued its commitment to communities by increasing philanthropy and supporting affordable housing, small business, education, sustainability, and local issues.


Volunteering & Giving

Exposing students to ‘what becoming an adult and having a job means’

Twenty college students are participating in the first Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program, receiving a full scholarship, leadership development, and other resources.


Diversity & Inclusion

5M and counting: The state of Latino-owned businesses in the U.S.

U.S. Latino-owned businesses like J & J Artificial Limb and Brace are growing. A new report from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, partially funded by Wells Fargo, examines the trends among business owners.


Small Business

Turning $50 into a small business owner’s dream come true

When Celeste Phillips wanted to start her own business, she turned to Bridgeway Capital, which provided her with funding and resources, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

Supporting the largest Habitat for Humanity development in Colorado

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is close to completing the largest Habitat development in the state of Colorado, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

New program to revitalize Washington, D.C., neighborhoods

Wells Fargo has launched Where We Live in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and local organizations, investing more than $1.6 billion in Washington, D.C.


Housing

The path to affordable homeownership

Find out how a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is revitalizing local neighborhoods and saving residents from displacement, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Housing

How two women fought to save their former home

When Parkway Overlook Apartments closed in 2008, its residents were forced to relocate. Ten years later, the apartments will be redeveloped, thanks to the city, Wells Fargo, and two former residents willing to fight for the community they loved.


Housing

Helping Iowans become homeowners

Leaders from Wells Fargo and an Iowa lending organization share why Wells Fargo’s recent $4.7 million commitment to Des Moines is so important.


Volunteering & Giving

Jimmy Carter and Wells Fargo build ‘hope’ for Habitat homeowners

Sixty-five Wells Fargo team members joined former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, and other volunteers to build 22 Habitat for Humanity homes in Mishawaka, Indiana.


Volunteering & Giving

Using cooking to fight poverty

Find out the many techniques D.C. Central Kitchen is using to fight poverty in the nation’s capital, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


Small Business

Making a candymaker’s dream come true

In California, potential entrepreneurs start with a passion and look to Mission Community Services Corporation to help them start their businesses.


Financial Health

‘Money coach’ loves helping customers win

Adrian Simmons and other financial health bankers have helped more than 26,000 customers since Wells Fargo began its Financial Health Conversations program in 2015.


Financial Health

A dream fulfilled, one deposit at a time

A meaningful conversation with her banker in Palm Harbor, Florida, helped Alexandra Wilkinson achieve her dream of traveling to Europe — and demonstrated the power of changes underway at Wells Fargo’s banks.

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