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730 Grants Awarded To Nonprofit Groups

Daily Record — Friday, April 4, 2014

Staff Report

Wells Fargo recently announced its contributions to New Jersey non-profits totaled $6.01 million in 2013.

There were 730 grants awarded to support non-profits involved in such areas as community development, education, health and human services, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Additionally, Wells Fargo team members contributed 28,727 volunteer hours to help their neighborhoods and communities flourish.

"In addition to helping our customers succeed financially, we also support non-profits and causes that offer solutions to needs in our urban, suburban or rural communities," said Fred Bertoldo, Wells Fargo's Northern New Jersey regional president, in a recent news release. "By partnering with nonprofits, we can provide local assistance which allows them to deliver much needed programs and services such as financial education, workforce training, homeownership counseling, and a whole host of others."

A sampling of the state's organizations benefiting from Wells Fargo grants includes Community Food Bank of New Jersey; Cooper's Ferry Partnership; Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey; New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Ocean Community Economic Action Now; Community Loan Fund of New Jersey; Financial Wellness Institute; New Brunswick Tomorrow, and Rutgers University.

"Our residents face many challenges whether its economic or recovering from tragedies such as Hurricane Sandy," said Brenda Ross-Dulan, Wells Fargo's Southern New Jersey regional president, in the news release. "Through many hours of volunteerism, our team members take an active role in working alongside local nonprofits to assist in making New Jersey a better place to live for those needing vital services."

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