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Local charities invited to apply for Wells Fargo grants

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

More than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the 2016 Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund, an annual program in its 23rd year. The Fund is just one component of Wells Fargo's overall philanthropic efforts. In 2015, Wells Fargo's total community contributions in Colorado exceeded $8.3 million to approximately 900 organizations, and the company team members logged more than 38,000 volunteer hours.

Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3), and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Applications are accepted online by at http://www.cybergrants.com/wellsfargo/CAF and are due June 30, 2016.

"Providing support at the local level where we live, work and serve customers is part of the way we help our communities thrive," said Frank Newman, Wells Fargo's president for the Rocky Mountain Region. "There are so many organizations that work hard and do so much to ensure our communities and the people who live in them are the best they can be. We know this program meets only a small part of the overall need, yet when we all chip in, it adds up and together we accomplish great things. That's why we're proud to provide funding for so many of our locally based nonprofits."

The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started to provide greatly needed support to small, non-profit groups that don't have the resources to compete with larger organizations for community support dollars. Since its inception, more than 4,200 grants totaling more than $4.3 million have been awarded.

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