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Wells Fargo Joins Origis Energy USA to Expand Clean Energy Supply for Florida

52-MWac FL Solar 5 project to produce low-cost, renewable electricity for Reedy Creek Improvement District
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NEW YORK, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced it has committed the capital in construction debt, as well as the tax-equity funding of $35 million for the new solar generation facility, known as FL Solar 5 in Orange County, Florida. This solar facility will include half a million solar panels and will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 57,000 tons per year. That’s the annual equivalent of removing 9,300 automobiles from the roads.

Wells Fargo Completes Funding for 200-MW Sempra Great Valley Solar Project

By Kelsey Misbrener
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Wells Fargo Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85 million in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables’ 200-MW solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190 million in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project.

Sempra Renewables—a subsidiary of energy-holding company Sempra Energy SRE—built and operates the Great Valley Solar Project, a 1,600-acre facility with 860,000 solar modules.

Diversity Best Practices: Wells Fargo’s D&I Champions Recognition Program

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The Wells Fargo D&I Champions Recognition Program was established 10 years ago as a way to recognize team members for the work that they were doing to further the diversity and inclusion agenda at Wells Fargo. Since then, it has grown to recognize six individuals and six groups annually, receiving as many as 250 nominations in a single year. The D&I Champions Recognition Program has become a cornerstone of the D&I team’s efforts to help team members understand what leading inclusively looks like, and to reinforce the behaviors the company would want to see.

Chicago, Cook County Homeownership to Get Boost with $8 Million NeighborhoodLIFT Program

Program offers homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers, first-responders
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CHICAGO, August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Chicago area with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Cook County.

Using Cooking to Fight Poverty

Find out the many techniques D.C. Central Kitchen is using to fight poverty in the nation’s capital, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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One in three children in Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, east of the Anacostia River, live in households that are food insecure, where their families don’t know if they’ll have enough to eat every month, said Mike Curtin Jr., CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen. That’s one of the many reasons the nonprofit is working to fight poverty in the nation’s capital.

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‘Breaking Down Barriers’ With Braille

Students from the National Federation of the Blind’s BELL Academy are learning Braille, banking, and other independent living skills to help prepare them for the future
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In his work with blind and visually impaired people in Utah, Everette Bacon has noticed something. As some young adults decide it is time to start their careers or attend college, they suddenly realize they are not prepared. In fact, they might be functionally illiterate.

Wells Fargo Pledges to Give Away $400 Million This Year

By Shannon Prather, Star Tribune
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Wells Fargo has pledged to dramatically increase its philanthropy, largely through its Minnesota-born foundation, with plans to give away $400 million to nonprofits, schools and other good causes this year.

Wells Fargo Contributes $250,000 for New York Area Housing, Revitalization Efforts

Local NeighborhoodLIFT grants, down payment assistance will help create about 350 homeowners
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NEW YORK, July 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $250,000 in donations for three local nonprofits to support affordable and safe housing, small business empowerment and health and wellness in the New York area.

Habitat for Humanity: Creating ‘a Safer Place to Sleep at Night’ for Millions of People

For 40 years, Habitat has helped individuals and families improve their living conditions and shape a better future
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Wells Fargo's ‘Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. For more Viewpoints, visit Wells Fargo Stories.

When Untapped Potential Meets Access to College

College students are working toward their dreams, thanks to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and support from Wells Fargo.
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In some communities around the world, people shy away from discussing mental health and behavioral issues. But one college student has decided to tackle these topics head-on — and make a career out of it.

Jacklyn Garote, who is from Saipan, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, hopes to be a leader in the field of psychology. She’s currently majoring in psychology, planning to also major in sociology, and aspires to be a licensed therapist and psychology researcher.

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