May 25, 2017
 
Wells Fargo Grants $78K to Seven Massachusetts Nonprofits

March 27, 2017 — Wells Fargo & Company last week announced that it has donated $78,000 to seven Massachusetts nonprofit organizations that create solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges aimed at strengthening local communities.

“Wells Fargo has a rich history of community support across Massachusetts and is committed to investing in nonprofits addressing critical social needs,” said Greg O’Brien, executive vice president and division manager for the Wells Fargo New England Middle Market Banking group. “These organizations have innovative and impactful programs that increase workforce readiness skills, advance educational opportunities and provide access to basic needs services.”

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston: $12,500 to support Connecting Veterans to the Outdoors, an initiative enabling veterans and their families to participate in outdoor experiences that decrease stress, reduce depression, and promote healthy and active lifestyles.

  • Ascentria Community Services, Worcester: $10,000 to Ruth House, a residential teen parenting program located in Brockton, to support young moms in their transition to independence by connecting them to post-secondary education, job training, transportation and childcare.

  • Best Buddies, Boston: $10,000 to the Best Buddies Jobs Program that secures meaningful, well-paying employment opportunities and provides training and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Catholic Charities St. Ambrose Family Shelter, Dorchester: $12,500 to help the shelter make critical infrastructure upgrades so they can better offer lodging, food, comprehensive case management services and other basic needs provisions to homeless parents and their children.

  • The Dignity Institute, Charlestown: $5,000 to the Pathway to Profession program that provides youth with an arts-based career-focused curriculum that helps them achieve academic success, build job skills and positively express feelings.

  • Fenway Community Health Center, Boston: $12,500 to the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, which delivers safe, non-judgmental behavioral health, primary care, and HIV services to LGBTQ, homeless, and otherwise underserved youth.

  • YMCA of Metro North, Peabody: $15,500 to support the Homeless Camper Program that enables homeless youth to attend Camp Sachem at the Saugus Family YMCA and experience a safe, productive, and fun summer.
Wells Fargo said that in 2016 its Massachusetts employees volunteered 8,500 hours and locally the company donated more than $2.7 million to nearly 300 nonprofits.

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