Wells Fargo's Culture of Caring for Communities

Wells Fargo's Culture of Caring for Communities

At Wells Fargo, corporate social responsibility and caring for our communities is part of our culture -- fundamental to our vision and values and the way we manage our company. We understand and embrace our responsibility to help create more resilient and sustainable communities and focus on developing deep relationships with community partners and other stakeholders to support economic growth. We are one of the top philanthropic contributors in the U.S., supporting nonprofits and community groups with over $1.1 billion in grants over the last four years (2011-2014). Since 2012, we’ve provided $17 billion in community development loans and investments to advance affordable housing, job creation, community services, and economic development in low- and moderate-income areas.  We believe our success as a company results from the care and compassion of our team members who bring our culture to life each day. During 2014, our team members volunteered 1.74 million hours and set a company record by pledging $97.7 million to nonprofits and schools.

Wells Fargo's CSR strategy is focused on three social, economic, and environmental priorities:

  • Social: Invite diverse perspective. Address the demographic imperative by expanding our efforts to meet the growing, varied needs of our global customer base, team members and supply chain.
  • Economic: Strengthen financial knowledge and opportunities. Improve human well-being and social equity by investing in underserved and underbanked communities by exploring new ways to expand access to high-quality and responsible financial products, services, education and solutions.
  • Environmental: Be environmentally proactive. Accelerate the transition to a “greener” economy and more sustainable communities by financing renewable energy, clean technology, and other environmental opportunities, while enhancing the environmental performance of our operation.

To download a full copy of Wells Fargo's 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Interim Report, visit: http://bit.ly/WellsFargoCSR2014​ 

Content from this campaign

Every 8 Minutes, the American Red Cross Responds to an Emergency
‘Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Trevor Riggen, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross of the Bay Area and Northern California Coastal Region.
Oct 26, 2018 9:00 AM ET
The Path to Affordable Homeownership
In Washington, D.C., available real estate is a rare commodity, and this is especially true in areas east of the Anacostia River. Wards 7 and 8 are considered “the last real estate to develop,” said Bill Winston, chief performance officer of MANNA, Inc., a local nonprofit developer of quality, affordable housing in Washington, D...
Oct 24, 2018 1:30 PM ET
New Program to Revitalize Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods
Wells Fargo announced today it will invest more than $1.6 billion in lending and philanthropy in Washington, D.C., as part of a new, five-year commitment. In an effort to unlock more economic opportunity across the district, the company created the Where...
Oct 24, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Wells Fargo Pledges $1.6 Billion in Lending and Philanthropy to Help Revitalize Washington, D.C., Neighborhoods
SAN FRANCISCO, October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced that it will commit more than $1.6 billion in lending and philanthropy over five years focused entirely on Washington, D.C. In an effort to unlock more...
Oct 23, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Donates $200,000 for New Mexico Housing, Education and Small Business Efforts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $200,000 in donations to three local nonprofits to support housing, education and small business programs for New Mexico residents. “It’s always a great day when we see positive and lasting change taking place,” said David Hockmuth, New Mexico region bank president. “The meaningful...
Oct 17, 2018 1:30 PM ET

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