Earlier this month, U.S. Bank surprised nine Bay Area moms by paying their rent for the next 90 days.
The announcement – delivered by San Francisco 49ers players Deebo Samuel, Jaquiski Tartt and Fred Warner – was met with tears and raw emotions from the group of single moms who had just completed a virtual financial wellness event hosted by nonprofit partners Operation HOPE and WANDA Silicon Valley, sponsored by U.S. Bank and the 49ers.
U.S. Bank has been the official retail bank of the San Francisco 49ers for more than 10 years. This year, the bank joined a season-long community partnership to positively impact the Bay Area community. Throughout the season, U.S. Bank will play an integral role in several of the team’s weekly Community Tuesday events, such as this financial wellness event.
The bank also supports 49ers PREP, a program that has impacted more than 130,000 Bay Area youth since 2014. With grassroots efforts that include free youth flag football programs and free youth football camps, 49ers PREP has increased participation steadily year-over-year in all nine Bay Area counties and beyond. Since Covid-19, U.S. Bank has continued to support 49ers PREP as they have adapted and created virtual camps, online workouts and tips for coaches, parents and youth to stay active and ready for the upcoming football season.
Along with U.S. Bank, Operation HOPE will continue to play a role in Community Tuesday events with the 49ers. The nonprofit focused on expanding economic opportunity and making free enterprise work for everyone has been a decade-long partner of the bank. Earlier this year, Operation HOPE received a $250,000 grant from U.S. Bank to provide critical financial education coaching and counseling with a focus on individuals, families and small businesses in low- to moderate-income communities. The group will also be opening two HOPE Inside U.S. Bank branch locations in Chicago and Denver.