Wells Fargo Donates $300,000 for Kansas City Housing, Education and Community Resources

Kansas City NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards
local initiative grants to three nonprofits

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/KansasCity?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#KansasCitylt;/agt;–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $300,000 in donations
to three local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood
improvement for Kansas City residents.

“We are committed to strengthening and empowering communities,” said
Kirk Kellner, Wells Fargo region bank president. “The work being done by
these nonprofits will provide families and individuals with resources in
Kansas City to create new opportunities and improve lives.”

The Wells Fargo grants are intended to support neighborhood
revitalization efforts through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT®
program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

NeighborhoodLIFT local initiative grants will be awarded to the
following Kansas City nonprofits:

  • Guadalupe Center will receive $75,000 to make improvements at
    its Villa Guadalupe campus. This includes renovating existing
    buildings for use as a school library and classrooms for elementary
    and adult education, workforce development and a student-teacher
    dormitory. A youth soccer field also will be added. The improvements
    will benefit the school’s families as well as residents of
    neighborhoods surrounding Villa Guadalupe.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City will receive $150,000 to
    support Neighborhood Revitalization projects. With the grant, Habitat
    for Humanity of Kansas City will focus on building and rehabilitating
    homes in the third city council district of Missouri and fourth
    district in Kansas City, where there is a high concentration of vacant
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will receive $75,000 to assist
    with the continued rehabilitation and conversion of the Paseo YMCA,
    where Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in
    1920, into the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center. The center
    is an expansion of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

More than 550 homeowners created in Kansas City

The Kansas City NeighborhoodLIFT program local initiative grants are
part of a $12 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local
homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods in Kansas City.
NeighborhoodLIFT programs in 2018 and 2014 have assisted more than 550
Kansas City homeowners by offering homebuyer education plus down payment
assistance grants. The 2018 Kansas City NeighborhoodLIFT program is a
collaboration with NeighborWorks® America and its network
members Westside Housing and Beyond Housing.

Since February 2012, LIFT programs have helped create nearly 20,000
homeowners through 67 launch events. A video about the NeighborhoodLIFT
program is posted on Wells
Fargo Stories

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s
vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them
succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco,
Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and
services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,800
locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and
mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to
support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With
approximately 259,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three
households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26
on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News,
insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells
Fargo Stories


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