As part of its third annual VeteranWINS grant program, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation announced awards totaling $300,000, divided across nine community-based nonprofits focused on sustainable housing for veterans.
The press statement describes VeteranWINS as supporting “community-based nonprofits focused on addressing veteran homelessness, transitional housing, and low- to moderate-income veteran home rehabilitation.” VeteranWINS has awarded $600,000 in grants since launching in 2016.
Here’s how that $300,000 is being divided up. The “Large Communities” field includes five $40,000 grants, awarded to:
- Volunteers of America Delaware Valley—Collingswood, New Jersey
- Opportunity Center for the Homeless—El Paso, Texas
- New Directions for Veterans—Los Angeles, California
- Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc.—Phoenix, Arizona
- Soldiers’ Angels—San Antonio, Texas
The “Small to Medium Communities” field consists of four $25,000 grants to the following organizations:
- Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope—Augusta, Maine
- Columbia County Housing Corporation—Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
- Volunteers of America Northern Rockies—Sheridan, Wyoming
- Americans for Independent Living—Waterloo, Iowa
“Everyone deserves a safe and secure place to live, especially our veterans, who have already sacrificed so much for our country,” said Jeff Chavannes, VeteranWINS Program Manager at Wells Fargo and an Army veteran. “The VeteranWINS program is just one way Wells Fargo is doing our part to ensure veterans are being taken care of. We are proud to support the great work these nonprofits are doing for veterans in their communities.”
According to Wells Fargo’s statement, since 2012 the bank has donated more than $100 million “to support military members, veterans, and their families through sustainable housing initiatives, financial education, and career transition.” That total includes donations of more than 350 homes, with a total value of more than $55 million. The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has also “provided more than $10.5 million in grants to veteran-related nonprofits since 2012.” You can learn more by clicking here.