Each year, Wells Fargo and United Way make life better for more than 61 million people across the world. Together, we're connecting people to job coaching and training, get on the path to financial stability and feed their families.
Wells Fargo and United Way have been partnering since the 1800's. And we're making a difference together. In 2018, we helped 100,000+ children get early education, connected almost 300,000 people to job training, provided 700,000 children with academic enrichment and helped some 500,000 people get healthy food and participate in physical activity. Wells Fargo’s support includes corporate grants that are boosting community impact in tangible ways, including donating $5 million to seed United Way’s Jobs United Fund to help young people and veterans get and keep good jobs. That's why we honored Wells Fargo in 2019 with our Live United Award―for their commitment and dedication to fighting for communities and living United at work and at home.
Wells Fargo team members actively engaged with United Way
clients received financial coaching
clients who reduced their debt as a result of Wells Fargo financial coaching
More than 1 in 8 Americans rely on food banks and pantries for meals. That's why Wells Fargo and United Way have partnered to provide more than 250,000 pounds of food through donations and nonperishable food collected at bank branches and mobile pop-up food banks. And with a $5 million grant from Wells Fargo, United Way is working boost hunger prevention in 27 communities.
Job Coaching That Changes Lives
Well Fargo granted United Way $5 million to create the Financial Capability Network, which has helped more than 42,000 low- and moderate-income families meet with a financial coach in eight communities. Of those, 32,500 achieved at least one of their personal financial goals including increasing income, reducing debt, improving credit scores, increasing savings or improving their debt-income ratio.
Volunteering = Personal & Professional Growth
Jeremy Quintanilla sees a direct link between financial stability and community strength, yet he feels children don’t always learn about it in school. “Financial education is missing from the education system in Arizona,” says Quintanilla, a Wells Fargo regional business relationship manager in Phoenix. “If students are better equipped to handle finances, they’ll make better decisions, which will lead to community stability.”
Through the partnership with United Way, Quintanilla has taught financial education to high school students through the Destination Graduation program and facilitated courses on credit basics to financial coaches throughout the valley, so people can better understand creditworthiness and how interest rates and terms impact payments.
He has been volunteering with Valley of the Sun United Way since 2015 but has been interested in nonprofits since graduate school. He’s proud of the emphasis Wells Fargo places on supporting communities and enjoys using his financial skills outside the bank to help others. As it turns out, it’s helped him professionally as well. His work with United Way helped him develop leadership skills that made him stand out at the office. “I don’t think I would have been promoted so quickly to branch manager if I hadn’t been so involved with supporting my community.”