Wells Fargo Donates $300,000 to Job Programs

Jim Foley, president of Wells Fargo’s Greater Bay Area region.

Santiago Ruiz, executive director of Mission Neighborhood Centers in San Francisco.

Jose Corona, CEO of Inner City Advisors in Oakland.

Wells Fargo & Company is donating $300,000 to six non-profit organizations in the Bay Area as part of a $1.5 million in grants awarded across the West Coast to nonprofits and programs that support workforce development and job creation. Award recipients were selected in both urban and rural locations within each state based on their support for individual job seekers, the self-employed, small business owners and military veterans. Recipients included Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. in  San Francisco, which received $60,000; Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, $40,000; Youth Uprising, Oakland,  $50,000; Inner City Advisors,  Oakland ,  $50,000; San Jose Conservation Corps, San Jose, $50,000; Center for Training and Careers, San Jose,  $50,000 “These grants are focused on supporting job creation,” said Jim Foley, president of Wells Fargo’s Greater Bay Area region. “We are committed to help even more efforts led by nonprofits to revitalize communities that have been deeply affected by the challenging economy and unemployment.” Qualifying organizations and programs selected for grants include those that support  goals around workforce development and job creation. “Mission Neighborhood Centers acknowledges and appreciates Wells Fargo’s commitment to our southeast low-income families who desire to improve their financial well being. Wells Fargo’s contribution will allow 30 low-income San Francisco residents to take part in a workforce development training program that will prepare them with a career path in the gardening and landscaping green industry,” said Santiago Ruiz, executive director of Mission Neighborhood Centers in San Francisco. “The grant given by Wells Fargo to Inner City Advisors  will enable us to increase our impact on the creation of good jobs by providing entrepreneurship education and access to smart capital to more Bay Area small businesses,” said Jose Corona, CEO of Inner City Advisors in Oakland.
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