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Deadline: October 1, 2015

U.S. Bancorp Charitable Giving

U.S. Bancorp seeks to build strong partnerships and lasting value in the communities in which it operates by supporting organizations that: 1) Improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families; and 2) Enhance the cultural and artistic life of the communities in which its employees live and work.

Funding priorities include:

  • Affordable Housing: 1) Organizations that support the preservation, rehabilitation, and construction of affordable housing; and 2) Programs that provide homebuyer counseling and financial education to low- and moderate- income families and individuals.
  • Self-Sufficiency: 1) Programs that assist low- and moderate-income individuals in development of work and life skills essential to self-sufficiency, with a focus on work-entry programs, specific skills training, employment retention, and personal financial management training; and 2) Broad childcare and transportation initiatives to help people transition from welfare to work.
  • Economic Development: Support is provided to small business development and expansion, commercial revitalization, and job creation in low- and moderate- income areas.
  • Education: 1) Programs that help low-income and at-risk students succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education; 2) Financial literacy training; and 3) Effective mentoring programs.
  • Cultural and Artistic Enrichment: Programs that: 1) Build audiences for the arts; 2) Bring civic amenities to underserved, rural communities; and 3) Promote arts in education.

Amount: Grants typically range from $1,000-$10,000.

Eligibility: Giving is limited to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations located in areas of company operations. Locations in New Mexico include: Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Belen, Clovis, and Santa Fe.

Link: https://www.usbank.com/community/charitable-giving.html

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