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New York City Establishes Affordable Housing Fund with $2 Million Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

Down Payment Assistance Fund is part of City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program, dedicated to affordable housing preservation
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NEW YORK, December 21, 2018, /3BL Media/ – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced today the City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program with a $2 million commitment from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

The New Roadmap for Corporate Citizenship

How Wells Fargo is redefining corporate social responsibility
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In the 166 years since its founding, Wells Fargo has proved to be much more than a financial services company. It’s an institution that has invested billions in communities all across the U.S., promoted diversity and inclusion initiatives both big and small and led the industry in reducing its own environmental impact.

Bringing a Community, and Country, Together Through Art

An outdoor art exhibit in Lexington, Kentucky, has transformed the site of a former slave auction into an outdoor museum designed to unify a community.
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Lexington, Kentucky, was once one of the largest slave auction sites in the U.S. Today, the same site where African American men, women, and children were once sold as property is telling a different story, thanks to the civic art project “I Was Here.”

Catalyst For Giving

Here's how you can help Wells Fargo and Feeding America take on hunger in America this holiday season.
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As a child, Tim Rios remembers going food shopping with his parents. He and his siblings weren't allowed to enter certain aisles in the supermarket because the adults didn't want their children to get tempted by unhealthy snacks and especially food the family couldn't afford. "My parents worried all the time about getting enough healthy food on the table," Rios, whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico in the early ‘80s, says. "When I got married, for the first year, I would ask my wife for her permission to open a bag of chips."

Providing American Children and Families With Nourishment and Strength

Viewpoints: With support of civic-minded organizations like Wells Fargo, Feeding America helps hungry families put food on the table during the holidays and throughout the year.
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Viewpointsinvites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.

Turning $50 Into a Small Business Owner’s Dream Come True

When Celeste Phillips wanted to start her own business, she turned to Bridgeway Capital, which provided her with funding and resources, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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Celeste Phillips believes that working for someone else forces you to put your own dreams on hold. But working for yourself, she said, allows you to fulfill your dreams. Read the full story and watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

That’s why she started Big LuLu’s Trucking LLC, a construction and hauling company in Pittsburgh.

Battling a ‘Mountain of Hunger’ With Every Meal

A Georgia food bank that feeds thousands through its Kids Café and other programs is among those benefiting from Wells Fargo’s Holiday Food Bank.
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During the cold, winter months, Christina Harris is glad she isn’t forced to choose between heat and food for her family.

Each day, her children, along with nearly 1,700 others in their area, get a hot meal through Kids Café, a program of Feeding the Valley Food Bank in Midland, Georgia. Read the full story and watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

Wells Fargo Sparks Diverse Small Business Growth Across U.S. by Fulfilling $75 Million Lending and Grant Commitment

Additional $100 million already pledged to continue support; latest funding serves rural and urban communities in Nebraska, California, New York and more
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it has exceeded its initial $75 million commitment for the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program by awarding $13 million in lending capital and grants to 19 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in the l

Hunger Isn’t Where You Think It Is

Join Feeding America and Wells Fargo in the fight against hunger
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Cornfields and dairy farms were everywhere in Byron, Minnesota, where I grew up, but that doesn’t mean everyone had enough to eat. My home state is one of the country’s leading agricultural producers, but even so, 1 in 11 households in Minnesota is affected by hunger.

It’s a Boat! It’s a Plane! It’s a Wells Fargo Banker!

Wells Fargo's Nili Sundown travels thousands of miles each year — via plane, boat, and even snowmobile — to ensure her customers have the financial resources they need to survive the wilderness of rural Alaska.
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The summer season in Alaska offers a small window of time for rural communities to restock the supplies they need to survive the long, harsh winter ahead. With the rivers no longer choked with ice and daylight lasting nearly 24 hours, barges bring these remote towns everything from raw building materials to oil for heating homes and fueling vehicles. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

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