U.S. Bank donates $5 million to local communities as part of Rebuild and Transform Fund

September 23, 2020 | GET MORE : Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The U.S. Bank Foundation fund addresses systemic economic and racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement

U.S. Bank has announced $5 million in donations to local communities as part of its $15 million U.S. Bank Foundation Rebuild and Transform Fund, addressing rebuilding in corridors impacted by social unrest and systemic racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement. The Fund is part of the bank’s previously announced $116 million commitment to address social and economic inequities.  

“Our focus is on listening to and learning from community leaders and responding to critical needs,“ said Reba Dominski, Chief Social Responsibility Officer for U.S. Bank. “Today we are proud to share the details of our philanthropic giving to 10 additional markets across the country that historically experience low economic mobility. We are investing in organizations led by people of color and providing general operating funds because we trust community leaders to know how, when and where to use these funds for the greatest impact.”

The markets receiving grants are: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Little Rock, AR; Louisville, KY; Milwaukee, WI; Nashville, TN; Ohio - Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR and St. Louis, MO. In total, 48 organizations will receive funding across these markets. A full list is included below. For more information, visit usbank.com/community

Charlotte, NC
Aspire Community Capital
Charlotte LISC
Urban League of Central Carolinas

Chicago, IL
Cara
Chicago CRED
Far South CDC
Spanish Coalition for Housing
Oak Park Regional Housing Center 
Chicago Urban League

Little Rock, AR
P.A.R.K. - Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids
University District Development Corporation

Louisville, KY
Metro United Way - Black L.O.V.E Philanthropic Partnership
OneWest
REBOUND
AMPED Russell Tech Business Incubator

Milwaukee, WI
ACTS Housing
Housing Resources, Inc. 
Milwaukee Urban League
Riverworks
Running Rebels 
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
United Community Center

Nashville, TN
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee
The Housing Fund 
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Ohio
Cleveland NID Housing Counseling Agency (Cleveland/Akron)
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (Cleveland, Akron)
Godman Guild (Columbus)
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (Cincinnati/Dayton)
MORTAR (Cincinnati/Dayton)
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center of Economic Development – Hispanic Business Center (Cleveland/Akron)
Urban League of Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati/Dayton)
YWCA (Columbus)

Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Trellis

Portland, OR
African American Alliance for Homeownership
Black United Fund of Oregon
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center and Rosemary Anderson High School
Self Enhancement, Inc. 
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

St. Louis, MO
Employment Connection
Rung for Women
St. Louis Builds Credit
Urban League of St. Louis

Media contact

Susan Beatty, U.S. Bank
susan.beatty@usbank.com