Wells Fargo grants support nonprofit groups

Nineteen nonprofit organizations in Mesa County received a total of $13,000 in grants in the latest distributions from the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

“The Grand Valley is a strong community in large part due to the hard work and dedication of the many small, grassroots organizations here. We want to show them we appreciate what they do on behalf of all of us to keep our community a great place to live, work, play and do business,” said Steve Irion, business banking manager and market president for Wells Fargo in Grand Junction.

The latest recipients of grants were: Children’s Nature Center of Grand Valley Zoological Quest. Clifton Christian Church Food & Clothing Program, Community Food Bank, Counseling & Education Center, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, Grand Junction Imagination Library, How are the Children?, Kids Aid, Kids Voting Mesa County, Mesa County RSVP Handyman Project, Mesa County RSVP Senior Scholar Project, Riverside Educational Center, St. Mary’s Senior Companion Program, Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, Thrift Shop of Fruita, Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation, Wreaths Across America and Young Life Grand Valley.

The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started in 1993 to help small nonprofit groups that don’t have the resources to compete with larger organizations for support. Since then more than 4,000 grants worth a collective $4 million have been awarded.

Wells Fargo & Co. is a national financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. For additional information, visit www.wellsfargo.com.