WASHINGTON, Mar. 25, 2015 – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation and Wells Fargo have announced the seven recipients of the USHCC Foundation’s Local Chamber Grants, totaling $100,000. Grants were awarded to local chambers nationwide in anticipation of the 2015 USHCC Legislative Summit in Washington, DC. Funds will directly support a variety of programs that empower entrepreneurs, promote “green” energy, and advance diversity and inclusion within the larger American business community.
“As a longstanding supporter of our association, Wells Fargo has contributed generously to advancing opportunities for our nation’s thriving Hispanic businesses and the local economies they serve,” said Javier Palomarez USHCC President & CEO. “These grants are a rededication to programs critical to our local chambers – every dollar of which goes directly toward fostering small business growth. We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s continued support of these critically important initatives, and look forward to celebrating the success our local chambers enjoy by virtue of Well Fargo’s strong alliance with the USHCC.”
Multiple grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 were awarded to local chambers who continue to serve their members and local business communities. Grant recipients include:
- Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
- Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Camara Comercio Hispana de Nebraska
- Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
- Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of supporting our diverse chambers of commerce, and we share their commitment to helping the small business owners they serve to succeed financially,” said Lisa Stevens, Regional Marketing, Small Business and Pacific Midwest Bank Executive. “Through this partnership with the USHCC Foundation, Well Fargo is proud to provide funding that will support chamber-led entrepreneur training programs. This partnership allows Wells Fargo to provide dedicated resources for education, growth and advancement of diverse business owners in communities across America.”
In addition to the local chamber grants, Wells Fargo is the exclusive sponsor of the USHCC Foundation’s Chamber Training Institute (CTI) which is offered to chamber leaders throughout the year. CTI was created to provide unique educational opportunities to foster the growth and prosperity of the wider small business community. In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, the USHCC Foundation’s CTI program offers customized training curriculum to deepen levels of engagement and advance business leadership skills.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and partners with more than 240 major corporations throughout the United States.
About the USHCC Foundation
The mission of the USHCC Foundation is to enrich the experiences of future leaders in the world of business through life-long learning and support. The Foundation’s initiatives awaken and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, support business growth, strengthen local chambers and foster leaders. Please visit www.ushccfoundation.org for more information on the USHCC Foundation.