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

Where Some Go When There Is No Place to Go
When family tragedies became too much to bear, Dennis Arnold numbed the pain with drugs. This led to addiction, and eventually, homelessness. But the Blanchet House helped him turn his life around. See the video at Wells Fargo Stories: https://stories....
Sep 27, 2018 4:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 for Atlanta Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
ATLANTA, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $500,000 in donations to six local nonprofits to support affordable, safe housing and community programs for Atlanta residents. “Seeing our local initiative grants put to work to improve lives is exactly the positive change we are all striving for,” said Chad Gregory, region bank president of...
Sep 26, 2018 11:30 AM ET
Wells Fargo No. 2 Corporate Cash Giver in Chronicle of Philanthropy Rankings
SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - According to a new survey on corporate giving from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Wells Fargo Foundation is the No. 2 corporate cash giver in the U.S. and the top financial institution in overall giving. The rankings, based on...
Sep 19, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Supporting the Hispanic Community in ‘The New Mainstream Economy’
From consumers and homeowners to small businesses, Wells Fargo will support the fast-growing Hispanic community at every level as a key engine of the emerging U.S. economy, CEO Tim Sloan said Sunday, Sept. 9, at a national Hispanic leadership conference in San Diego. Speaking at the first annual...
Sep 18, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Wells Fargo Mobilizes to Support Customers and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence
CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today announced $1 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence and the activation of special disaster assistance for customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Chief Executive...
Sep 17, 2018 12:00 PM ET