African American


Diversity & Inclusion

Advocacy and achievement honored by Wells Fargo and the NAACP

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, immunologist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development, honored during Wells Fargo-sponsored 2021 Image Award Virtual Experience.


Financial Health

‘Financial health is foundational to everything we do’ with HBCUs

Wells Fargo’s support of the Society for Financial Education & Professional Development’s Student Ambassador Program increases career opportunities and financial education for students at historically Black colleges and universities.


Diversity & Inclusion

‘There is still work to be done to create equity for underserved communities of color’

Viewpoints: As the voice for Black-owned banking institutions, the National Bankers Association works to create financial programs and policies that benefit all Americans, writes Kenneth Kelly, chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank.


Small Business

A tailor-made grant helps continue a family legacy

JC Lofton Tailors is continuing a family legacy that has been around for almost a century, with the help of a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo through Local Initiatives Support Corporation.


Financial Health

New investments to back Black-owned banking

Wells Fargo is working with minority depository institutions to help financially empower Black communities.


Our Point of View

At HBCU, ‘We were embraced, celebrated, and encouraged to achieve’

Gigi Dixon, Wells Fargo’s head of External Engagement, reflects on her time at Tennessee State University and how historically Black colleges and universities continue to empower students to be civic-minded leaders and to take control of their destinies.


Housing

‘The benefits of affordable homeownership are too tremendous to ignore’

Viewpoints: As housing costs continue to rise, low-income families of color need more access to affordable housing and a pathway to homeownership, writes Donald Gilmore, executive director of Community Housing Development Corporation.


Diversity & Inclusion

Wells Fargo leaders participate in national celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Heads of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and External Engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion are among distinguished guests at annual D.C. event.


Housing

A coalition on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in the U.S.

Wells Fargo Foundation donates $1.8 million to support housing initiatives led by six CDFIs in the country’s poorest communities.