Company provides $6 million in Community Possible Play grants,
Work grants announced this fall
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 19, 2018--
This summer, U.S. Bank and its 74,000 employees are making work and play
possible for one million people by helping young people learn how to
start their own businesses, refurbishing play spaces and providing $6
million in Play grants to nonprofit organizations across the country
(Work grants to be announced this fall). It’s part of U.S. Bank’s
corporate social responsibility work focused on economic development,
which comes to life through Community Possible, the company’s giving and
engagement platform that closes the gap between people and possibility
in the areas of Work, Home and Play.
“We are committed to investing in tomorrow’s workforce and teaching our
youngest entrepreneurs how to start their own business,” said Reba
Dominski, chief social responsibility officer at U.S. Bank. “We also
believe in the power of play and its ability to bring joy, to help
develop problem-solving skills, creativity and relationships and to
build social and emotional learning. Through our Community Possible Work
Hard Play Hard investments, activations and volunteering, we are focused
on making a significant impact on communities across the country this
This summer, U.S. Bank will assist the youngest entrepreneurs across the
country who are looking to start their first business through
#MyFirstStartup. #MyFirstStartup is focused on financial education for
youth, teaching the value of earning and managing money through a fun,
hands-on experience that inspires young people and their families to
grow the local economy and to connect with the community. Materials
including workbooks and worksheets are available at all U.S. Bank branch
locations and online.
Additionally, U.S. Bank employees will work alongside our communities to
create and refurbish makerspaces, which are play spaces created
specifically for children to make music, arts or STEM projects. The bank
will revitalize makerspaces through signature projects in Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Milwaukee, Seattle, Omaha, Boise and
Minneapolis/St. Paul. U.S. Bank also will continue its national Places
to Play program in partnership with the Country
Music Association to make music possible across the country.
“Last year, we measured how Americans were doing and feeling as a nation
through the U.S.
Bank Possibility Index and we found that the largest opportunities
for growth are in the areas of work and play,” said Dominski. “The Index
tells us that Americans were not satisfied with their work lives and
identified a need to build more play in their lives. We ask everyone to
join us in empowering our future workforce and inspiring people to play
Follow the journey at #CommunityPossible and #MyFirstStartup as we make
work and play possible across the country. For more information, visit www.usbank.com/community.
ABOUT U.S. BANK
U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $461
billion in assets as of June 30, 2018, is the parent company of U.S.
Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States.
The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and
ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank
how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its
millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and
corporate, and investment services customers across the country and
around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized
by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2018 World’s Most Ethical
Company. Visit U.S. Bank at www.usbank.com or
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About Community Possible
Community Possible is the corporate
giving and engagement platform at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of
Work, Home and Play. The company invests in programs that provide stable
employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through
arts, culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the
U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $58.4 million
in 2017. Visit www.usbank.com/community.
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