Wells Fargo Awards $3 Million for Community-Based Environmental Projects

Wells Fargo & Co. has announced grants totaling more than $3 million to community-based nonprofit organizations across the country in support of conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure, and educational outreach efforts.

The grants were awarded through the Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities program, a five-year, $15 million initiative launched in 2012 as part of the company's commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally focused nonprofits and universities by 2020. Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the initiative funds projects in the areas of sustainable agriculture and forestry, conservation of land and water resources, energy efficiency and urban infrastructure, and community outreach and environmental education. Grant recipients include the Anchorage-based Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the City of Boise, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Inc. in Atlanta, Fresno Metro Ministry, and Northwest Youth Corps in Portland, Oregon.

"We're proud to support...nonprofits...working hard to provide long-term solutions to environmental challenges," said Ashley Grosh, who heads the company's environmental philanthropy program. "It is our belief that there is a strong link between economic development, community well-being, and the stewardship and health of the environment."

For a full list of grant recipients, visit the Wells Fargo Web site.