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Happy Holidays New Mexico; U.S. Bank Awards Nearly $500,000 to Nonprofit Groups

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2011-- Forty-six nonprofit organizations in New Mexico are being awarded $487,000 in grants and community affairs contributions by U.S. Bank and the U.S. Bancorp Foundation. Paul DiPaola, regional president for U.S. Bank in New Mexico, announced the affordable housing, artistic and cultural development, economic opportunity, education, health and welfare grants and other contributions.

“The U.S. Bank team is delighted to wish our valued nonprofit partners happy holidays by providing nearly $500,000 in vital support,” said DiPaola. “They are our key partners in building our communities across New Mexico, providing essential services and helping us create affordable housing, small business growth, economic opportunity, jobs and more financially savvy New Mexicans. We are proud to work with them to make New Mexico a better place to live, play and work.”

The U.S. Bancorp Foundation is supporting the following nonprofit organizations:

Albuquerque:

  • A Better Way of Living Inc. – education;
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation – general operating support;
  • Albuquerque Meals on Wheels – human services;
  • Albuquerque Museum Foundation – cultural and artistic development;
  • Anderson School of Management Foundation – economic opportunity;
  • Assistance League Albuquerque – economic opportunity;
  • Boys & Girls Club of Albuquerque and Rio Ranch – education;
  • Catholic Charities – economic opportunity;
  • Circles – Move the Mountain Leadership Center – economic opportunity;
  • CNM Foundation – economic opportunity;
  • Cuidando Los Ninos – education;
  • Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership – affordable housing;
  • Habitat for Humanity Albuquerque – affordable housing;
  • Hispanic College Fund – education;
  • Hispano Chamber of Commerce – economic opportunity;
  • Keshet Dance Company – cultural and artistic development;
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico – cultural and artistic development;
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science & History – education;
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation – cultural and artistic development;
  • NMAA Foundation – education;
  • Quality New Mexico – education;
  • Reading Works – education;
  • Sawmill Community Land Trust – affordable housing;
  • United Way of Central New Mexico – general operating support;
  • U.S. Green Building Council – economic opportunity; and
  • YMCA – Step Up for Kids – education.

Gallup:

  • Gallup Catholic School Foundation – education;
  • Navajo Partnership for Housing – affordable housing; and
  • Teach for America – education.

Las Cruces

  • Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico Territory – economic opportunity;
  • Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico – general operating support;
  • Habitat for Humanity Mesilla Valley – affordable housing;
  • The Bridge of Southern New Mexico – education; and
  • Tierra del Sol Housing Corp. – affordable housing,

Moriarty:

  • Estancia Valley Foundation – economic opportunity.

Rio Rancho

  • Haven House, Inc. – economic opportunity.

Sante Fe

  • Habitat for Humanity Santa Fe – affordable housing;
  • Homewise – affordable housing;
  • Sante Fe Business Incubator – small business development;
  • The Housing Trust of Santa Fe – affordable housing; and
  • United Way Santa Fe – general operating support.

Taos

  • Habitat for Humanity Taos – affordable housing.

U.S. Bank is also awarding education grants to New Mexico Centennial and Junior Achievement of New Mexico – New Mexico Hispanic Initiative; an affordable housing grant to Supportive Housing Coalition and an economic development grant to WESST, Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team.

U.S. Bank operates 31 branches in New Mexico. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $330 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2011, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,089 banking offices in 25 states and 5,092 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Source: U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, Public Relations, 612-303-0733
amy.frantti@usbank.com

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