DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2004--Denver area nonprofit
organizations were recently awarded more than $174,000 in grants by
the U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) Foundation. Mark Smith, president of U.S.
Bank in Denver, announced the affordable housing, artistic and
cultural enrichment, economic development and education grants.
"The Denver community is very fortunate to have these topnotch
organizations working to help improve the quality of life for
everyone," said Smith. "U.S. Bank is delighted to support them."
-- Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. - to support its
affordable housing development programs; and
-- Uptown Partnership - to assist with funding its affordable
Artistic & Cultural Enrichment:
-- ArtReach - to assist with its distribution of free tickets to
community and cultural events for under-served Denver area
-- Denver Art Museum - to support its member's Mondays programs;
-- Denver Center for the Performing Arts - to enhance its education
and outreach programs for youth;
-- Denver Museum of Nature and Science - to fund its community
outreach education programs;
-- Denver Zoological Foundation - to help fund its education
-- Downtown Aurora Visual Arts - to provide support for its community
arts programs in original downtown Aurora;
-- Opera Colorado - to help make its education and outreach programs
for children a reality; and
-- Rocky Mountain Arts Associations - to support its chorus season.
-- Center for Work Education and Employment - for its education and
training programs that help people move toward self-sufficiency;
-- Community Resource Center - to provide support for its online
Colorado Grants Guide and the Colorado Nonprofit Leadership and
Management program and statewide workshop;
-- Goodwill Industries - to help support its School to Work programs
for at risk youth;
-- Urban League of Metro Denver - to assist with funding its
employment and education programs; and
-- Work Options for Women - to support its culinary training programs
that help women move toward self-sufficiency.
-- Adams 14 Education Foundation - to support its educational
-- Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - for its inner city,
neighborhood-based urban scouting program;
-- Junior Achievement - to help its economic education programs;
-- Metro State College of Denver - to support its Arts Builds
Communities program, providing arts education in housing authority
-- Public Education and Business Coalition - to enhance teaching and
learning work in public schools in Colorado;
-- Summer Scholars - to support its education programs for Northeast
Denver youth; and
-- The Jefferson Foundation - to assist with its special education
programs in Jefferson County schools.
U.S. Bancorp, with assets of $192 billion, is the 6th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,275 banking offices and 4,472 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 usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bancorp
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp