Making Play Possible – U.S. Bank Donates More Than $4.2 Million in Community Possible Grants
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 9, 2016– The U.S. Bank Foundation announces its first round of Community Possible grants focused on the Play pillar, donating $4.23 million across its footprint. U.S. Bank’s new corporate giving and volunteer platform Community Possible concentrates on three pillars – Work, Home and Play. The Play grants support programming for children and adults in low-and moderate-income communities to play and create.
“A community is stronger when it is connected through culture, recreation and play,” said Reba Dominski, senior vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and the president of the U.S. Bank Foundation. “We focus on the area of play because it brings joy to children and adults stimulating creativity and innovation, helping with problem solving, and building relationships. These grants will help provide access to the arts, build safe, high quality play spaces and support arts education in schools.”
The second round of Community Possible grants is focused on the Home pillar, providing funding for safe and affordable housing. Home pillar grants will be announced this fall. The third round is focused on Work supporting financial literacy, job skills training, small business development and higher education. The deadline for applications for Work grants is September 1. For more information, visit www.usbank.com/community.
U.S. Bank also recently completed its Community Possible Relay, a 12,000 mile, 38-city, 25-state journey complete with a big blue coach bus. The goal was to revitalize volunteerism in Work, Home and Play across the country by engaging U.S. Bank employees and their communities in a variety of volunteer activities. During the three-month road trip, U.S. Bank partnered with 96 organizations, serving more than 177,000 individuals and donating more than 112,000 hours of volunteer time. Learn more about the journey and follow #CommunityPossible.
About Community Possible
Community Possible is the corporate giving and volunteer program at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play. The company invests in programs that provide stable employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $53 million in 2015. Visit www.usbank.com/community.
About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $438 billion in assets as of June 30, 2016, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,122 banking offices in 25 states and 4,923 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bank
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