Wells Fargo and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announce Emergency...

Wells Fargo and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announce Emergency COVID-19 Relief Grants to 70 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce



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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Wells Fargo & Company and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) are proud to announce the dissemination of 70 Emergency Relief Grants totaling $100,000 to America’s Hispanic Chambers of Commerce who are leading in providing technical assistance to small businesses throughout the country.

“Wells Fargo is proud to sponsor the annual Local Chamber Grants Initiative with the USHCC,” said Regina Heyward, Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo. “As we all continue to adjust to the present needs and new business realities, Wells Fargo and USHCC are working diligently to give Hispanic-owned businesses access to the resources to retool, restore and recover.  With more than 3.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the U.S., we were quick to reshape this program to allot more funding to as many chambers of commerce as possible and provide technical assistance in English and Spanish to those businesses who need the most support. Since the start of the pandemic, Wells Fargo has accelerated local funding to more than 150 nonprofits, like the USHCC, who serve the urgent needs of small business owners.”

Each year, the USHCC partners with Wells Fargo to open a competitive grant application for programs that help small businesses grow and support the Hispanic community, with a focus on growing Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs). This year, with the overwhelming need of Hispanic Chambers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the USHCC expanded this program to provide support for more chambers and business owners through resources and technical assistance.

“It is great to see the powerful work that the USHCC is doing to help Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout the country who are our ‘boots on the ground’ delivering technical assistance to their small business members during this difficult time,” said Carmen Castillo, USHCC Chair of the Board of Directors.

“Thank you to Wells Fargo for making this initiative possible,” added Monika Mantilla, Chair of the USHCC Educational Fund Board of Directors. “We are eager to help Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) by supporting these 70 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout America to provide assistance to their members.”

Chambers of Commerce provide valuable support to job creators and businesses. During this time especially, chamber employees are becoming go-to hubs for bilingual technical assistance for filling out applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and other programs.

The following Hispanic Chambers were selected for these Emergency Relief Grants, based on their applications for the Local Chamber Grant Program, active involvement with the USHCC, and other emergency requests from chambers that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19:

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Lehigh Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, Inc. (dba Prospera®)
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce
Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Latin American Chamber of Charlotte
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia
Latin Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas Nevada
Latin Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota
Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo
Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Metropolitan Savannah Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Regional Hispanic Contractors Association
Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Latino Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce
The New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Tulare-Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Questions may be submitted to press@ushcc.com.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.98 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2019 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of more than 200 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 260 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

 

SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Wells Fargo and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announce Emergency COVID-19 Relief Grants to 70 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce