Wells Fargo gave $3.7 million to nonprofits in 2011

Wells Fargo & Co. gave nearly $3.7 million to 1,100 nonprofits in Colorado in 2011.

It adds up to about $10,000 a day in giving to nonprofit organizations across the state, including organizations like The National Sports Center for the Disabled and the Anti-Defamation League’s “No Place for Hate,” Wells Fargo officials announced this week.

In addition to the company program, Wells Fargo team members contributed more than $1.23 million and logged 28,300 volunteer hours to help their neighborhoods and communities.

“There are many families and individuals in our communities who have been affected, in some way, by the current economic challenges, and I am proud of how our company and our team members have helped make a difference for those in need,” said Nathan Christian, Wells Fargo’s regional president for Colorado.

The idea of the giving program, he said, is to offer financial resources and expertise and work closely with nonprofits and other stakeholders to promote long-term economic growth and quality of life in the community.

Nationally, Wells Fargo invested $213.5 million in 19,000 nonprofits in 2011, giving more than $200 million for the fourth consecutive year. Wells Fargo team members contributed more than $63.9 million and 1.5 million volunteer hours to 25,000 nonprofits and schools.