In 2017, Wells Fargo donated more than $2.4 million to 161 nonprofits from Amador County down to Kern County and all throughout the Central Valley, the company announced.
On top of monetary donations, Wells Fargo touted employees volunteering 8,522 hours with nonprofits, including schools and other community organizations.
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of community support across the country and in the Central Valley,” said Sandy Raco, Greater Central Valley region president for Wells Fargo. “We see first-hand a broad spectrum of challenges and work together with local nonprofits to be part of the solution. I am proud of our company and team members who deeply committed to making better, stronger and thriving communities through philanthropic donations and volunteerism.”
Among the efforts put forth by the bank and its employees were support of the arts and culture, community development in housing and workforce development, education and other areas. The San Joaquin Housing Authority and University of the Pacific were among the agencies that received help from Wells Fargo.