Habitat for Humanity Receives $300,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant from Wells Fargo

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity a $300,000 grant in support of more than a dozen neighborhood revitalization projects that aim to repair and beautify common areas as part of an effort to build stronger communities.

“We have a long history of working with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen local neighborhoods and build better communities,” said Martin Sundquist, executive director of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. “In addition to providing grants, our team members volunteer to revitalize neighborhoods and create affordable and sustainable housing with families in need of a place to call home.”

Eleven local Habitats will receive a grant to implement revitalization projects, including neighborhood beautification and repairs to community common areas. These locations include San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Wilmington, Delaware; Orlando, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Macon, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Rock Hill, South Carolina; Houston, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The funding will also support two additional Habitat organizations in Santa Ana, California, and Savannah, Georgia, in their efforts to develop formal plans for future neighborhood revitalization projects. Neighborhood revitalization is Habitat’s approach to responding to community aspirations of reviving local neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life for current and future residents. Through strong partnerships with donors, volunteers and dedicated families, Habitat has been able to revive and rehabilitate more than 300 neighborhoods around the country.

“Knowing that our corporate partners are this committed to making a long and lasting impact on our local communities makes the mission of Habitat for Humanity much more meaningful,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president of Development, Habitat for Humanity International. “It is through partnerships such as this project with Wells Fargo that we are able to make a difference in the lives of Habitat homeowners.”

The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has donated more than $44 million since 2010 to Habitat locally and nationally, of which $14 million has supported national Habitat programs that bring people together to build strength, stability and independence through shelter.