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Conway Center Revolutionizes Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Simone Scott and her children are among the first residents of the Conway Center, an affordable housing development in Washington, D.C., that also provides job training, health care, and other resources, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.
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Just a few years ago, Simone Scott lost her job, lost her home, and suffered a seizure while pregnant, all in a short period of time, leaving her, her young son, and newborn daughter homeless. But after learning about the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, or SOME, Scott received housing and support, allowing her to get back on her feet. Today, she is enjoying her new home at SOME’s Conway Center and hopes to give back to others like herself as a wellness consultant.

National Urban League: Dedicated to Economic Empowerment

In recognition of Black History Month, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, reflects on the state of economic justice in the U.S.
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Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.

Using Sunlight to Lower Bills for Low- to Moderate-Income Families

Homeowners in California, including Monica Sirri, will receive solar panels from GRID Alternatives, thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program.
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It’s important to Monica Sirri to cook for her family — including her three adult children and four grandchildren — when they visit every weekend.

“It’s the main thing to stay together,” Sirri said. “I have proof, because they love me and stay with me.”

Vegan Soul Food: Improving Health “One Chew at a Time”

Chef GW Chew’s plant-based meat substitutes are going from restaurant to supermarket with support from a Wells Fargo diverse small business program.
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March 7, 2019

Jennifer Donaldson
Wayne Thompson

If it looks like steak and tastes like steak, it must be steak, right?

Nope.

To Chef GW Chew, it’s something even better: a vegan Philly cheesesteak. His “Philly Cheeze Steak” sandwich — “cheeze” instead of “cheese” since it’s not made from milk — is one of several plant-based food offerings at The Veg Hub, a restaurant he founded in Oakland, California.

Planting Seeds of Inspiration

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.
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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.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Announces $1 Million in Awards to Address Gaps in Cleantech Development and Commercialization

Awards program aims to accelerate innovation in clean energy and agriculture technologies
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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).

Nearly 20,000 Homeowners Created Through LIFT Programs Since 2012

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.
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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.

Wells Fargo Invests $18.5 Million in Grants to Ease Small BusinessStress and Expand Access to Capital

Latest Diverse Community Capital funding helps diverse small businesses start and grow across U.S., including Puerto Rico
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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.

Wells Fargo Donated $444 Million to 11,000 Nonprofits in 2018

Giving builds on increasing philanthropy over 25 years, addresses community issues around affordable housing, small businesses, education, sustainability
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Houston Homeownership to Get $6.1 Million Boost

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
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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.

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