Wells Fargo awards assistance grants

Twenty nonprofit organizations in Mesa County received a total of $32,000 in the latest round of grants from the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

“The hard work and dedication of our local, grassroots organizations helps transform the lives of those in need in our community,” said Philip Andrews, Wells Fargo district manager for Grand Junction and Clifton. “We greatly appreciate what they do on behalf of all of us. By working together, with each of us doing our part, we can make a big difference.”

The latest recipients of the grants are: Camp Hope, Central High School Band Parents, Child and Migrant Services, Children’s Nature Center, Civil Air Patrol, Clifton Christian Church Food & Clothing, Colorado Discoverability, Court Appointed Special Advocates, District 51 Foundation, Grand Junction Imagination Library, Grand Valley Peace & Justice, Grant A Wish, Kids Aid, Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction Foundation, Latin Anglo Alliance Foundation, Mesa County RSVP senior scholar and handyman projects, MusicSpark, Riverside Educational Center, Thrift Shop of Fruita and Young Life Grand Valley.

The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was established in 1993 to provide support to small, nonprofit groups that don’t have the resources to compete with larger organizations for funding. Since then, more than 4,200 grants worth a total of more $4.3 million have been awarded.

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