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Land Trust receives $50,000 grant

(From left) Wells Fargo South Carolina Community Affairs Representative Susan Bankson, Wells Fargo Wealth Management Senior Private Banker Eric Burn, Wells Fargo Wealth Management Financial Advisor David McCallum, Lowcountry Business Banking Manager and Charleston Market President Len Hutchison, President Ashley Demosthenes, Community Banking Store Manager Anissa Goddard and Director of Conservation Garrett Budds.
(From left) Wells Fargo South Carolina Community Affairs Representative Susan Bankson, Wells Fargo Wealth Management Senior Private Banker Eric Burn, Wells Fargo Wealth Management Financial Advisor David McCallum, Lowcountry Business Banking Manager and Charleston Market President Len Hutchison, President Ashley Demosthenes, Community Banking Store Manager Anissa Goddard and Director of Conservation Garrett Budds.

The Land Trust is excited to announce that we recently received a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to support the Cooper River Corridor Watershed Initiative.

The Land Trust was one of 61 nonprofits nationwide awarded an environmental grant from the Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NFWF.

As part of Wells Fargo’s $100 million philanthropy commitment to nonprofits and universities by 2020, a $15 million, five-year relationship with NFWF was created and launched in 2012 to promote environmental stewardship across the country. The goal of the Wells Fargo-NFWF grant partnership and program is to provide grants for highly impactful projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. The program will fund proposals in select cities/regions in the following areas:

  • sustainable agriculture and forestry
  • conservation of land and water resources
  • restoration of urban ecosystems
  • clean energy infrastructure

The Land Trust was selected from among more than 450 requests submitted by local team members and nonprofits Wells Fargo identified as being in need of extra help with green revitalization projects. In April 2012, Wells Fargo released a set of environmental commitments to be achieved by 2020; including reducing the company’s environmental impact, financing the transition to a greener economy and encouraging stronger and more sustainable communities. Part of this goal includes a $100 million environmental grants commitment by 2020 to create a “greener” future for the communities they serve.

Thank you, Wells Fargo and NFWF!

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