$9 million awarded to 60+ nonprofits across the U.S. to boost large-scale neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing

On October 22, 2019, the Wells Fargo Foundation announced $9 million in grants to over 60 nonprofits across the United States in support of large-scale neighborhood revitalization and housing affordability solutions. The Wells Fargo Foundation has donated 250 such grants since 2011 to local organizations through its Priority Markets Program.

The cost burden of housing is taking a toll on nearly every community and these 62 nonprofits share Wells Fargo’s focus of strengthening communities by bringing forward housing affordability solutions and local neighborhood revitalization efforts,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, head of housing affordability philanthropy with the Wells Fargo Foundation. “As a leading supporter of housing affordability solutions, we have a unique opportunity to work together with nonprofits to make an even greater impact.

Presented to nonprofits from Alaska to Florida, the grants are intended to serve as catalytic funding in support of neighborhood revitalization and are a key component of the recently-announced Wells Fargo philanthropy strategy, which includes a $1 billion commitment to address the housing affordability crisis over the next six years, and an increased focus on financial health and small business growth.

2019 grant recipients include:

  • Cook Inlet Housing Development Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Covenant House Alaska (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Foundation for Senior Living (Phoenix)
  • Habitat for Humanity Fresno (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Resources for Community Development (Berkeley, Calif.)
  • Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation (La Quinta, Calif.)
  • Community of Friends (Los Angeles)
  • Neighborhood Housing Services (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Volunteers of America (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Habitat for Humanity San Diego (San Diego)
  • SVDP Management, Inc. (San Diego)
  • Bridge Housing Corporation (San Francisco)
  • Mercy Housing California (San Francisco)
  • Rebuilding Together San Jose (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Habitat for Humanity Santa Ana (Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • Mercy House CHDO, Inc. (Santa Ana, Calif.)
  • Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Self-Help Enterprises (Visalia, Calif.)
  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (Denver)
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (Denver)
  • Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Habitat for Humanity Panama City (Panama City, Fla.)
  • Florida Home Partnership, Inc. (Ruskin, Fla.)
  • Habitat for Humanity West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. (Augusta, Ga.)
  • NeighborWorks Boise (Boise, Idaho)
  • Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation (Boise, Idaho)
  • Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, Inc. (Boston)
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Columbia, Md.)
  • Mary Harvin Transformation Center Community Development Corporation (Baltimore)
  • Unity Properties, Inc. (Baltimore)
  • City of Lakes Community Land Trust (Minneapolis)
  • Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (Minneapolis)
  • Community Housing Solutions of Guilford, Inc. (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • DHIC, Inc. (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Habitat for Humanity Newark (Newark, N.J.)
  • La Casa De Don Pedro, Inc. (Newark, N.J.)
  • Saranam LLC (Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Nevada HAND, Inc. (Las Vegas)
  • Common Ground Communities, Inc. (New York)
  • Access (Medford, Ore.)
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (Portland, Ore.)
  • Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. (Milwaukie, Ore.)
  • Tri-County Housing Development, Corporation (Harrisburg, Pa.)
  • Housing Development Corporation of Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.)
  • Habitat for Humanity Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Housing, Inc. (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Rebuilding Together Nashville (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Foundation Communities, Inc. (Austin, Texas)
  • Habitat for Humanity Austin (Austin, Texas)
  • Habitat for Humanity Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (Houston)
  • Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation (Houston)
  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (Arlington, Va.)
  • Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation (Richmond, Va.)
  • Habitat for Humanity Renton (Renton, Wash.)
  • Bellweather Housing (Seattle)
  • Acts Community Development Corporation (Milwaukee)
  • Habitat for Humanity Jackson (Jackson, Wyo.)
  • Jackson Hole Community Housing (Jackson, Wyo.)

Grant recipients were selected based on their demonstrated ability to create positive outcomes and catalyze large-scale neighborhood revitalization.

Photo of row houses in Washington, DC by David Mark from Pixabay.

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