Wells Fargo awards grants to nonprofit groups

Seventeen nonprofit organizations in Mesa County received a total of $15,000 in the latest round of grants from the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

“The hard work and dedication of our local, grassroots organizations make a big difference to those in need in our community,” said Yanus Nelson, area president for Wells Fargo in Western Colorado. “Through these grants, we hope to show them we appreciate what they do on behalf of all of us to keep our community strong. We’re pleased to be able to make these special contributions as part of our overall investment in the Grand Valley.”

The latest recipients of the grants in Mesa County are: Camp Hope, Clifton Christian Church food and clothing program, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike and Trail Association, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Counseling & Education Center, Grand Junction Imagination Library, How are the Children?, Kids Aid, Latin Anglo Alliance Foundation, Mesa County RSVP handyman and senior scholar projects, Riverside Educational Center, St. Mary’s foster grandparent program, Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation,  Thrift Shop of Fruita, Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation 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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