When Marge Cabasagan is not at work supporting Wells Fargo’s global operations in the Philippines, you will likely find her growing vegetables at a home for orphans and the elderly.
Growing up in the bayside city of Manila, Philippines, Marge Cabasagan learned the power of helping others from her grandfather when she was just a little girl.
On Sundays after church, she would often accompany Severino De Vega Cabasagan on his visits to Hospicio de San Jose, a 200-year-old institution in Manila that cares for more than 225 people, including orphans, survivors of domestic violence, and the elderly. There, she watched her grandfather selflessly give his time to better the lives of the less fortunate.
Awards program aims to accelerate innovation in clean energy and agriculture technologies
DENVER, March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/--The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) today announced it has awarded $1 million in grants to support 13 projects that address gaps in the development and commercialization of clean energy (cleantech) and agriculture technology (agtech).
Wells Fargo has invested more than $442 million in 67 NeighborhoodLIFT® program launches in support of sustainable housing, making it the single largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind in the company’s history.
With the creation of more than 3,900 homeowners in 2018, the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program has now assisted nearly 20,000 total homeowners since 2012. NeighborWorks® America research indicates that in that time, LIFT homeowners have purchased more than $2 billion in real estate nationally.
Latest Diverse Community Capital funding helps diverse small businesses start and grow across U.S., including Puerto Rico
SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo announced $18.5 million in grants today to nine Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) so they can unlock capital or increase training to diverse small businesses across the U.S. Two CDFIs are receiving awards to continue their work supporting entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants for eligible Houston homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
HOUSTON, February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network members today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand for Houston with a $6.1 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership. NeighborWorks America network members Avenue, Fifth Ward CRC and Tejano Center will administer the $15,000 down payment assistance grants, determine eligibility and provide homebuyer education.
Wells Fargo continued its commitment to communities by increasing philanthropy and supporting affordable housing, small business, education, sustainability, and local issues.
Wells Fargo increased its philanthropic impact in 2018 by donating $444 million to nearly 11,000 nonprofits that help communities and people in need, surpassing its $400 million goal. The company has been committed to local communities throughout its 167-year history and has increased its philanthropy 25 times over the past 28 years.
Funding to address critical needs in Indian Country, including homeownership, economic development and energy sovereignty
DENVER, February 6, 2019 /3BL Media/--To support greater economic empowerment in tribal communities, the Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded nearly $13 million to nonprofits supporting American Indian and Alaska Native communities as part of a five-year, $50 million commitment to expand its focus on tribal philanthropy.
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is restoring coastal wetlands and dune habitats in Florida, thanks to grants from Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
When Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys in 2017, many beaches were diminished by high winds and ocean activity. But when Irma struck Virginia Key, a barrier island in Miami, a dune replanted there by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science — and more than 3,000 volunteers — kept out the surge.
Homebuyer education, down payment assistance helps with purchase of $2 billion in real estate since 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) and NeighborWorks® America announced today that more than 3,900 homeowners were created in 2018 through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program — bringing the total number of homeowners assisted to nearly 20,000 since LIFT programs were launched in 2012 in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Wells Fargo has invested more than $442 million for 67 LIFT program launches in support of sustainable housing, making it the single largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind in the company’s history.