Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund will present $21,000 in grants to 16 Pikes Peak Region recipients this week.

The recipients of the annual grants program were recently announced by Robert Gonzales Jr., Wells Fargo’s Community Banking president for Southern Colorado.

“There are so many small, local, grassroots organizations that work tirelessly to help individuals and families who are struggling, especially in challenging economic times like we’ve been recently experiencing,” Gonzales said.  “Often times, these organizations don’t have the resources for fundraising initiatives yet their services are critical.”

The following local organizations received a Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund grant:

  • American Charities, Inc.
  • Assistance League – Operation School Bell
  • Assistance League of Colorado Springs – Auxiliary
  • Centro de la Familia
  • Children’s Literacy Center
  • Colorado Springs Teen Court
  • Court Care of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs
  • El Paso County Search & Rescue
  • Harley’s Hope Foundation
  • Help the Needy
  • Kidpower of Colorado Springs
  • Peak Education
  • Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Tri-Lakes Cares
  • Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Statewide, more than 200 community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the 18th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.  Eligible organizations must be certified 501 C-3 and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.  Since its inception, more than 3,600 grants totaling more than $3.4 million have been awarded.