PHOENIX, Jan 6, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Five non-profit organizations in
Arizona were recently awarded more than $27,000 in grants by the U.S. Bancorp
(NYSE:USB) Foundation. Amy Hurd, regional manager for in-store banking at U.S.
Bank in Arizona, announced the economic opportunity, education and artistic and
cultural enrichment grants.
"These community groups provide much needed services and programs for many
people in our community," said Hurd. "The people of U.S. Bank in Arizona are
glad to support these organizations."
Grants were awarded to the following groups:
-- Arizona Council on Economic Education - to assist with
financial literacy programs in K-12 schools;
-- Consumer Credit Counseling - for its Get Checking program
designed to help consumers without a primary banking
relationship gain access to basic financial services, namely
-- NewTown Community Development Corporation - to support an
Individual Development Account program for homeownership,
which helps low- and moderate-income first time home buyers
earn matching funds on the money they save toward a down
payment on a home;
-- Phoenix Boys Choir - to provide support for The Latino
Outreach and Recruitment program, a multi-year initiative
which will include development of Latino parent mentoring,
bilingual translation of choir resources, Latino choirboy
scholarship and more; and
-- West Valley Fine Arts Council - to help fund a Native American
arts festival, which is important for community outreach and
the promotion of their heritage of Native American artists.
U.S. Bancorp, with assets of $189 billion, is the 8th largest financial services
holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,201 banking offices
and 4,506 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 is home of the Five Star
Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and
services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S. Bancorp is the
parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp
CONTACT: U.S. Bancorp
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
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SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp