U.S. Bank contributed $14.7 million to nonprofit organizations, impacting 1.6 million people through its Work Hard Play Hard initiative this year. The initiative, which happened this spring and summer, is part of the bank’s Community Possible giving program focused on economic development in the areas of Work, Home and Play.
U.S. Bank’s commitment to innovation and helping people achieve their possible was amplified through Work Hard Play Hard. Support included $8.4 million in Work grants and a community activation focused on assisting the youngest entrepreneurs looking to start their first business through #MyFirstStartup. It continued with $6.3 million in Play donations and the creation of makerspaces through signature projects in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Milwaukee, Seattle, Omaha, Boise and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
“Community Possible is about closing gaps between people and possibility,” said Reba Dominski, chief social responsibility officer at U.S. Bank. “Through Work Hard Play Hard, our U.S. Bank employees helped over one million people, empowered our future workforce and inspired people to play. We know that workforce development, small business and financial literacy is critical to communities. We also believe in the power of Play to stimulate creativity and to connect communities.”
The final round of charitable giving at U.S. Bank in 2018 will be focused on the Home pillar and announced later this year. U.S. Bank will also partner with Volunteer Match for a #GiveTime campaign this November to help make Home possible. For more information on Community Possible, visit usbank.com/community.
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Susan Beatty, U.S. Bank Public Affairs & Communications