August 18, 2017
 
Wells Fargo Donates $445K to 19 Massachusetts Nonprofits

July 21, 2017 — Wells Fargo & Company this week announced it has donated $444,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts that work to strengthen communities by developing solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Greg O’Brien, executive vice president and division manager for Wells Fargo New England Commercial Bank, said, "“These innovative organizations increase workforce readiness skills, advance educational opportunities for youth and provide access to basic needs services for some of our most vulnerable community members.”

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation, Allston: $10,000 to support education and counseling for thousands of first-time homebuyers.

  • Back on My Feet, Boston: $7,000 to the Next Steps Program that helps homeless individuals develop a personal road map to independence through financial literacy, job skills training, and housing assistance.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston: $12,500 to the Teen Education and Life After The Club programs that aim to help young people graduate from high school and successfully transition into adulthood.

  • Bread and Roses Housing, Lawrence: $5,000 to provide comprehensive services, pre- and post-sale education and financial literacy to help families become successful homeowners.

  • Catholic Charities Laboure Center, Boston: $25,000 to support a program that provides training to help individuals secure employment and attain self-sufficiency, and two programs, TEAM & YTY, that offer education programming to ensure youths' success.

  • Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Northampton and Canton: $10,000 to recruit, retain, and increase professional development opportunities for certified Massachusetts teachers serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Friends of Boston’s Homeless, Boston: $25,000 to the Housing Start-Up Fund that helps chronically homeless individuals access resources to move from shelters or the street into safe, dignified housing.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Westford: $15,000 enabled 10 employees to build a handicap accessible, affordable home in Tewksbury.

  • Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, Worcester: $20,000 that enabled 45 employees to build a multi-family home in Northborough.

  • Healing Abuse Working for Change, Salem: $15,000 to provide emergency shelter and trauma-informed services for domestic violence survivors and their children.

  • Housing Assistance Corporation, Hyannis: $5,000 to Project Prevention for Families that helps Cape and Islands families at risk of homelessness avoid entry or re-entry into the shelter system.

  • Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, Dorchester: $200,000 to support a technical assistance and capital lending program for diverse small business owners in Dorchester, Roxbury, and East Boston.

  • Martin Richard Charitable Foundation, Boston: $25,000 to Martin’s Park, a universally accessible park in Boston that will welcome the community and honor the memory of Martin W. Richard.

  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Dorchester: $15,000 to support Homeownership University, which increases affordable, equitable, and sustainable homeownership among families.

  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem: $5,000 to ArtLink, a fully subsidized arts-based learning program for K-12 students who participate in local afterschool and out-of-school groups.

  • Raw Art Works, Lynn: $15,000 to provide arts-based youth development programming to underserved teens and increase their college access and career readiness skills.

  • Revitalize Community Development Corporation, Springfield: $15,000 that enabled 20 employees to refurbish a home in Springfield.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Springfield, Springfield: $10,000 to provide free lodging to families whose children are undergoing medical treatment for chronic and life threatening illnesses.

  • Y2Y Harvard Square, Cambridge: $10,000 to the country’s first student-run shelter to provide housing and support services for young adults ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston.

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