Happy Earth Day and Congratulations to our 2013 Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Award Recipients

By Ashley Grosh
April 22nd, 2013

Sixty-four environmental nonprofits are a lot happier today. So is our Earth. And, so are we at Wells Fargo. I’m so proud to be the one to share the list of Wells Fargo’s 2013 Environmental Solutions for Communities environmental grant recipients. We’re awarding grants totaling more than $3 million today to 64 fantastic organizations across the country to do some great work to revitalize and strengthen our local communities.

Choosing the recipients wasn’t easy. We received hundreds of applications from organizations across the country – all with a clear passion for the environment and great ideas to care for our planet. We would like to thank and congratulate all of the organizations that have participated in this competitive process, and we are confident that our selections enable a large number of environmental nonprofits to make a difference in our communities today and into the future.

This all was made possible starting last Earth Day, when we announced a new Environmental Commitment for Wells Fargo that included a $100 million Environmental Philanthropy goal to achieve by 2020. Wells Fargo’s seventh CSR Report includes updates and details about how the company is on track to meet or exceed 13 of its 19 key sustainability goals that it aims to meet by 2020 or earlier. The goals cover areas such as environmental financing, community development, foreclosure prevention, supplier diversity, and community service. The report also highlights progress on five new goals in areas including environmental sustainability and military service members and veterans.

This grant program is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, and is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), a leader in conservation, through a $15 million, five-year relationship to promote environmental stewardship. These grants will be distributed to organizations that focus on:

  • Sustainable agriculture and forestry
  • Conservation of land and water resources
  • Energy efficiency and infrastructure
  • Community outreach and environmental education.

Now here’s a list of our grant recipients.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Anchorage
American Farmland Trust Seattle
Boise River Wildlife Linkage Partnership Boise
Bureau of Land Management California
California Trout San Diego
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Inc. Atlanta
City of Boise Boise
City of Tallahassee Tallahassee
Coastal Habitat Restoration at Dockweiler State Beach Los Angeles
Community Volunteer Habitat Restoration Program Los Angeles
Community Water Center Fresno
Deschutes River Conservancy Central Oregon
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Bismarck, Houston
Duke University Winston-Salem
Esperanza Youth and Family Center Inland Empire
Fair Food Network Cleveland
Field Museum of Natural History Chicago
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers
Fresno Metro Ministry Fresno
Friends of the Mississippi River Minneapolis/St. Paul
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Chicago
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Charlotte
Greater Newark Conservancy, Inc. Summit
Groundwork Denver Denver
HUMANIM, Inc. Maryland
Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc. Durham
Land Trust Alliance, Inc. Mobile, Houston
League to Save Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Minneapolis/St. Paul
Mississippi River Fund Minneapolis/St. Paul
Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc. Sarasota
National Arbor Day Foundation Austin
National Audubon Society, Inc. Nebraska
New Jersey Future Trenton
North Florida Land Trust Ponte Vedra Beach
Northside Education Foundation San Antonio
Northwest Youth Corps Portland
Operation Brightside, Inc. St. Louis
Point Reyes Bird Observatory DBA PRBO Conservation Science Marin County, CA
Powerhouse Science Center Sacramento
Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission Birmingham
River Partners Sacramento
Salcha Delta Soil and Water Conservation District Alaska
Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy Augusta
Southwest Conservation Corps Colorado
Sustain Charlotte Charlotte
Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. Tierra Verde
The Bay Institute of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco
The California Native Garden Foundation Santa Clara
The Freshwater Trust Boise
The Great Land Trust, Inc. Anchorage
The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley Boise
The Nature Conservancy Georgetown
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. California
The Trust for Public Land Albuquerque, Bozeman, Denver, and Cleveland
The Wilderness Society Seattle
Trinity Commons Foundation, Inc. Dallas
Trout Unlimited, Inc. Missoula, West Virginia
YouthWorks New Mexico

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Ashley Grosh

Ashley Grosh

As a Project Manager for Environmental Affairs, Ashley Grosh helps further the connection between banking and environmental initiatives with customers, communities, non-profits, universities, and Wells Fargo business groups. She earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is currently seeking an energy certificate program from the LEEDS School of Business.

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