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Supporting our nation’s military

Wells Fargo is committed to empowering military communities to effectively navigate life’s transitions, achieve ongoing career and financial success, and positively impact their community.


Financial Health

Creating financial victories on the homefront

Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation help veterans build financial stability with mortgage-free homes and mentorship.


Diversity & Inclusion

Empowering military and veteran communities

As the U.S. celebrates Veterans Day, Wells Fargo highlights how the company is easing veterans’ transition to civilian life and strengthening communities.


Inside the Stagecoach

‘We’re opening doors for veterans’

With two job promotions in two years, a National Guardsman is among the veterans benefiting from the Boots to Banking career boot camp.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Veterans leaving the military often feel ill-equipped to handle the transition’

Viewpoints: As more veterans are exiting the military, more transitional programs are needed to support them, writes retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco, Military Warriors Support Foundation’s founder and CEO.


Volunteering & Giving

Investing in students’ futures

With financial support from Wells Fargo, Scholarship America is backing veterans and people with disabilities as they pursue their college education.


Financial Health

Tearing down barriers to employment for America’s military and their families

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative is connecting veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.


Volunteering & Giving

Repairing homes to honor and serve veterans

Army veteran Matt Burgess and the service dogs he trains with his nonprofit Freedom Fidos are the recipients of a new roof, kennel, and more, thanks to a grant to improve military homes throughout Georgia.


Housing

Medal of Honor recipient finally comes home

Years after returning from war, veteran Clint Romesha finally feels truly at home. He is the first Medal of Honor recipient to receive a mortgage-free home from Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation.


Volunteering & Giving

Providing transportation and peace of mind for military families

Wells Fargo has donated more than $1 million to Military Warriors Support Foundation, helping military families receive payment-free vehicles and reach their financial goals.


Business to Business

Completing a father’s mission

With Wells Fargo’s support, Doug Mellum’s delivery company keeps growing and creating more opportunities to help veterans and honor his dad’s WWII legacy.


Volunteering & Giving

On a mission to reduce veteran underemployment

American Corporate Partners is a nationwide nonprofit combating veteran underemployment by pairing post-9/11 veterans with volunteer mentors from Fortune 500 companies like Wells Fargo.


Inside the Stagecoach

Supporting the ‘heroes of the homefront’

From sending care packages to sharing money management tips for financial health, Wells Fargo Volunteer of the Year Betsy Feeser is serving — and supporting — fellow military spouses.


Volunteering & Giving

A brand-new car for a Purple Heart recipient

At the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Angela Morales-Biggs received a new, payment-free vehicle awarded through Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program.


Inside the Stagecoach

Helping veterans become team members

A dedicated team is working with service members to translate their military experience into new careers at Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Helping translate military skills to business

As a Naval helicopter pilot, Ray Hufnagel was responsible for transporting his fellow service members during military missions. Today, his company Plastic Express safely moves billions of pounds of plastic resin across the U.S. every year, with support from Wells Fargo banker and fellow veteran Jay Hong.


Inside the Stagecoach

From the Air Force to the civilian workforce

Wells Fargo team member and Air Force veteran Chanty Clay uses her experience transitioning to civilian life and Ph.D. to mentor other veterans as they adjust to life after the military.


Inside the Stagecoach

Deployed team member: ‘I knew my career was here when I got back’

Wells Fargo supports military team members who are still currently serving, like Lynette Hoke, and builds relationships with groups like Zac Brown Band to help ease the transition for military members and veterans when they return from service.


Inside the Stagecoach

Finding camaraderie in post-military life

Lt. Col. Linda Craven shares how she has successfully transitioned to civilian life — and found a supportive culture — while working at Wells Fargo.


Diversity & Inclusion

Hire Heroes USA: Helping veterans find their next career

Now in its 11th year, Hire Heroes USA continues to transform the landscape of veteran employment with a steadily evolving suite of services for job seekers and the employers that want to hire them.


Diversity & Inclusion

‘It’s not always about the high point’

As fatherhood and military retirement approach, a Wells Fargo team member climbs to the highest peak in the lower 48 states for new perspectives.


Inside the Stagecoach

Pledging support for our troops and team members

Learn how Senior Master Sgt. and Wells Fargo team member George Valencia felt supported during his deployment as a reservist — and how Wells Fargo is continuing its pledge of support.


Volunteering & Giving

Deploying to missions with veterans

Wells Fargo kicked off its collaboration with The Mission Continues to empower veterans who have returned home through community service projects.


Inside the Stagecoach

Celebrating five fathers who inspire us

In honor of Father’s Day, here are some of the inspiring fathers we’ve featured on Wells Fargo Stories.


Diversity & Inclusion

Driving with pride as the ‘face of Wells Fargo’

Michael Wakefield shares his experience as a Wells Fargo stagecoach driver — and how he feels supported in the company’s inclusive environment.


Housing

Opening the door to homeownership

Athena Emerson, who became a first-time homeowner late in life, is “the perfect example” of Wells Fargo’s efforts to boost African American homeownership.


Inside the Stagecoach

Working remotely: Dispatches from a deployed team member

Lynette Hoke works at Wells Fargo — and serves in the Air National Guard. In this audio Q&A, she shares her experience transitioning from military to civilian life.


Housing

Providing a ‘home base’ for a wounded veteran

U.S. Army veteran Bobby Henline was awarded a mortgage-free home in Sanford, North Carolina, thanks to financial support and volunteer efforts from Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation. 


Volunteering & Giving

Supporting veterans back home

Wells Fargo team member Mike Micciche serves as a squad leader for Catch A Lift Fund, which helps wounded veterans regain their mental and physical health.


Volunteering & Giving

From defending the U.S. to learning the ropes

Wells Fargo’s ApprenticeshipUSA program is helping veterans like Craig Biss gain the skills needed to succeed in high-demand civilian careers.


Volunteering & Giving

Rolling foundry forges bell to honor veterans

Forged in front of onlookers at a state fair, the Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell was the fulfillment of several years’ work to honor veterans and raise money for those in need.


Inside the Stagecoach

2018 Rose Parade entry salutes difference-makers

Wells Fargo will celebrate a small business owner, a military veteran, and a team member during the 2018 Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California.


Volunteering & Giving

Warriors take their final expedition as a team

Members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team faced grizzly bears, sleet, and other difficult conditions as they embarked on their final expedition together.


Innovation

Fighter pilot takes on new terrain: cyberspace

William “Hutch” Hutchison, a former Air Force fighter pilot, is navigating the cybersecurity business these days as head of SimSpace, a veteran-owned business chosen for Wells Fargo’s Startup Accelerator program.


Financial Health

From the barracks to the backyard: Helping our veterans find their way home

For the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, returning to civilian life can pose many unique challenges. Programs like Homes4WoundedHeroes are helping veterans re-acclimate to life back home.


Volunteering & Giving

In sync with Zac Brown to support veterans

A Wells Fargo grant is helping a Grammy award-winning artist continue to support the troops at Camp Southern Ground.


History

Wells Fargo’s role in ‘the Great War’

A Wells Fargo historian explains how the company helped with financial and transportation needs during World War I — and how the end of the war led to a national holiday.


Volunteering & Giving

From military life to civilian life: Veterans discuss their transition

Military veterans who participated in the 2017 Warriors to Summits expedition discuss difficulties they have experienced in transitioning to the civilian workforce.


Volunteering & Giving

Taking part in a ‘Military Makeover’

Wells Fargo’s military affairs program manager will join the CEO of Scholarship America® to surprise a veteran on Military Makeover® airing on Lifetime TV.


Volunteering & Giving

Overcoming barriers together: The 2017 Warriors to Summits team

Meet some of the members of the 2017 No Barriers Warriors to Summits team. The team recently completed their second training expedition together.


Volunteering & Giving

New video ads celebrate the ‘grit and determination of remarkable people’

A new Wells Fargo video series celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and spotlights individuals who are working to make their communities better every day.


Volunteering & Giving

Veterans begin journey to overcome barriers

Veterans with disabilities prepare to climb Mount Brooks in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska for the Warriors to Summits Expedition, sponsored by Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

Turning dreams of college into reality

Scholarship America, one of several nonprofits Wells Fargo works with to provide scholarships and programs for students who dream of pursuing college degrees, recognized the company with a Dreams to Success award in May 2017.


Volunteering & Giving

Improving 100 homes for military veterans

Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo have teamed up for a yearlong effort to improve the homes of veterans in nearly 30 communities across the U.S.


Diversity & Inclusion

Military veterans receive career support through Wells Fargo’s VET program

The Veteran Employment Transition program offers on-the-job experience and learning opportunities for military veterans transitioning to civilian work.


Housing

Payment-free homes and autos for military veterans

Wells Fargo donated mortgage-free homes to two veterans and payment-free vehicles to two others at events during two PGA golf tournaments.


Diversity & Inclusion

Wells Fargo ranks No. 9 for diversity and inclusion

For the 17th straight year, DiversityInc magazine has ranked Wells Fargo among the top-rated companies for diversity and inclusion — and this year the company enters the top 10.


Housing

Veteran enjoys his new ‘home today, home tomorrow’

The winners of a national design competition saw their ideas come to life in a Memphis, Tennessee, home that was renovated to include accommodations to ensure livability for a local veteran.


History

From Tuskegee Airmen to Wells Fargo team members

A Wells Fargo historian shares the stories of Col. George S. Roberts and Lt. Col. James A. Walker, two former team members who were part of the famous Tuskegee Airmen.


Volunteering & Giving

Accessible homes for wounded warriors

Disabled military veterans receive accessible homes, free of charge, through Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and support from Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Holidays for Heroes’ cards inspired this veteran to give back

Lynette Jones, who served four tours of duty, benefitted from messages from the American Red Cross when she was overseas. Today, she serves veterans and her community through her webcasting company.


Volunteering & Giving

From Soldier to CEO: Entrepreneurship lessons from the military

Through the support of Wells Fargo and two national nonprofits, veteran entrepreneurs are learning how to transition their military skills to the business world, and help fellow veterans along the way.


History

Distinguished career takes flight at Tuskegee

A Wells Fargo banker in Sacramento, California, George S. Roberts previously was a Tuskegee Airman in the 1940s — and a military pilot for more than 20 years.


Volunteering & Giving

Veterans describe new battles on the home front

Participants in the No Barriers Warriors to Summits program for veterans with disabilities discuss challenges around financial education, finding sustainable housing, and career transition — the three focus areas of Wells Fargo’s commitment to service members, veterans, and their families.


Housing

Restoring a veteran’s Purple Heart — at home

Years after his Purple Heart was stolen, an Iraq War veteran gets a replacement medal — thanks in part to a nonprofit that had worked with Wells Fargo to provide him a home in 2015.


Volunteering & Giving

Team members unite to support communities

Team members have used paid time off and Wells Fargo’s workplace Community Support Campaign as opportunities to roll up their sleeves and support the causes they care about most.


Diversity & Inclusion

Companies forge ahead on disability inclusion

Large companies like Wells Fargo are hiring more people with disabilities, but advocates gathering at an industry conference see there is still more work to do.


Volunteering & Giving

Teaming up to support veterans at concert tour stops

Zac Brown Band and Wells Fargo are recognizing military service members — and giving veterans a VIP experience — during stops on the band's summer concert tour.


Inside the Stagecoach

Helping hands on the home front

Easing minds: Wells Fargo’s Military Property Care Program for team members helps service members by providing lawn care services for their families back home.


Volunteering & Giving

Wells Fargo: Committed to creating stronger communities

Wells Fargo’s Jon Campbell outlines the company’s new priorities for corporate social responsibility — focusing on diversity and inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability.


Housing

Breathing life — and hope — into distressed communities

From the homeless in North Carolina to the unemployed in Alaska, individuals and families are better off thanks to a Priority Markets effort aimed at neighborhood revitalization.


Inside the Stagecoach

Empowering ‘warriors,’ saluting veterans, aiding families

Sponsoring the 2016 Warriors to Summits expedition is only one way to support veterans. A Wells Fargo team member explores the many ways the company extends a hand — and has for more than 160 years.


Inside the Stagecoach

Choir’s carols strike the perfect chord for banking customers

An a cappella choir of veterans — who also will appear with Wells Fargo at the 2016 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day — surprised customers and team members at Los Angles banking stores with songs and roses.


Inside the Stagecoach

Military tribute marks Wells Fargo Rose Parade sponsorship

Wells Fargo’s spotlight during the 127th Rose Parade Jan. 1, 2016, shines on the issue of veteran homelessness in the U.S.


Volunteering & Giving

Former homeless find their voice, new direction in veterans choir

Veterans in the “New Directions” choir will share their inspiring message while performing during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rose Parade.


Housing

Veterans ‘have paid for these homes with their service’

Two veterans injured in Afghanistan recently stood together at a Veterans Day Parade in San Francisco to celebrate their new homes donated by Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.


Volunteering & Giving

Wartime tail, part 2: Finding U.S. homes for orphaned dogs

A connection made in a war zone continues as two friends provide homes for two dogs from the same litter that were orphaned in Amman, Jordan.


Inside the Stagecoach

Fishing (and driving) for calm in the mountains

A veteran suffering from PTSD is healing now in the mountains of North Carolina — and recently received a new truck through a program sponsored by Wells Fargo.


Housing

Veteran relishes a home of his own amid sounds of the surf

A surfer in San Diego is among the veterans who have found homes in recent years, with the help of Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

Veteran: ‘He’s a good companion who has my back’

The Marine veteran who received Dean, a service animal trained by a Wells Fargo team member, says the dog “gave me my life back.”


Volunteering & Giving

Reaching new heights: Wounded veterans climb to honor and to heal

A team of wounded veterans embarked on an expedition through No Barriers Warriors to Summits to climb Wyoming’s tallest mountain in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 — and to overcome challenges complicating their lives.


Volunteering & Giving

An evening of learning and inspiration for Southern California veterans

Veterans in Orange County are better equipped to handle financial matters thanks to an ongoing effort involving several organizations.


Volunteering & Giving

Keep on climbing: Wounded veterans take on new challenge

A year after summiting California’s Mount Whitney as part of Soldiers to Summits, three wounded veterans came together to take on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.


Volunteering & Giving

Serving veterans, one paw at a time

The Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa provides injured veterans with trained service dogs — and a local Wells Fargo team member is helping out.


Volunteering & Giving

Mountain of support helps veteran move beyond his past

As part of the 2015 Warriors to Summits team of wounded veterans, Wells Fargo’s Kyle Miller joins other veterans in doing ‘things they didn’t think were possible.’


Volunteering & Giving

Zac Brown Band shows support for Warriors to Summits veterans

Zac Brown Band met with the Warriors to Summits team of wounded veterans to talk about difficulties they face in transitioning to civilian life.


Volunteering & Giving

Adventurers reach deep for ‘something life changing’

More than 800 people facing different forms of adversity — from a disability to a cancer diagnosis — came together in Utah to find community and overcome barriers.


Diversity & Inclusion

A team of wounded veterans begins training for the climb of a lifetime

The 2015 Warriors to Summits team of wounded veterans is training to climb Gannett Peak in Wyoming — and building skills to help deal with issues in their civilian lives.


Inside the Stagecoach

Atten-hut! ‘Great instincts’ serve reservist well

A Wells Fargo team member spent one year of military leave with the U.S. Army Reserves and returned with enhanced skills that serve her team well.


Inside the Stagecoach

A veteran’s advice on transition from military to corporate life

Brian Poole retired from the Army after 21 years and offers tips for veterans making the transition to civilian life — as well as suggestions for managers hiring veterans.


Financial Health

Banking support for service members away from home

Wells Fargo’s Military Banking call center focuses solely on helping members of the military with their unique financial needs.


Housing

Taking care of his credit helps veteran fulfill lifelong dream

Vietnam War veteran Isaac Walters turned his life around a decade ago and late last year fulfilled a lifelong dream of home ownership — thanks in part to Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® down payment assistance program.


Housing

Rose Parade inspiration: Veteran receives new home

Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation donated a mortgage-free home to veteran Dominic Perrotte at a Rose Parade ceremony.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Protector and companion’ helps veteran overcome PTSD

A donated service dog is helping a former combat driver — who spent nearly two years in Iraq — get the support she needs to heal.


Inside the Stagecoach

Lightening the load for military families

“One less thing for us to do” is how a mom in Maryland describes Wells Fargo’s program to help take care of yard work while team members’ spouses are deployed.


Housing

Wounded veteran thrives in mortgage-free home

A U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and his family are enjoying their California home, donated by Wells Fargo, thanks in part to mentoring designed to ensure his success as a homeowner.


Volunteering & Giving

Wartime tail: Nonprofit reunites soldiers with dogs

An Afghan kuchi named Poptart and more than 700 other animals are building new lives with their battle buddies through The Puppy Rescue Mission.


Volunteering & Giving

Wounded veterans reach the mountaintop, overcome barriers

Many small steps can result in one huge accomplishment for those who take on the challenge of climbing Mt. Whitney.


Volunteering & Giving

Wounded veterans complete their mission to climb Mt. Whitney

After months of preparation, a group of wounded veterans reached the summit of Mt. Whitney — a metaphor for their effort to overcome barriers to living lives of purpose and potential.


Volunteering & Giving

Veteranos heridos entrenan para grandes obstáculos

Sumando cada pequeño esfuerzo estos veteranos llegan a la cima de Mt. Whitney.


Volunteering & Giving

Wounded veterans reaching new heights through life-changing climb

A team of veterans strives to overcome mental and physical barriers as they prepare to climb California’s 14,505-foot Mount Whitney in September.


Inside the Stagecoach

Supporting military families one lawn at a time

A new Wells Fargo program provides lawn care and snow removal services for team members whose military orders take them (or their spouse or domestic partner) away from home


Volunteering & Giving

Supporting veterans employment through scholarships

Wells Fargo supports the Veterans Employment Initiative at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., which provides scholarships and career services.


Volunteering & Giving

Wounded veterans train for Soldiers to Summits mission

The Soldiers to Summits mission —sponsored by Wells Fargo — challenges wounded vets to rebuild their lives by scaling a mountain later in 2014. Watch their recent preparations.


Inside the Stagecoach

Attention, employers: 4 ways to support military spouses

Former Navy wife Amy Savicky-Injaian draws on her Wells Fargo experience to share four ways employers can support military spouses and put them at ease.

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