Our Partners in the Community
Ameriprise Financial Grants $15,000 to the Food Bank
Giving back is deeply rooted in the culture of Ameriprise Financial. For more than 119 years, they have initiated positive change in the communities where their employees live and work.
This $15,000 grant from Ameriprise Financial will help the Food Bank acquire food for the 68,000 people who rely every month on our statewide network of food pantries and meal sites.
“We believe our community involvement enables us to actively live our values,” says Brian Pietsch, Senior Vice President Ameriprise Financial Community Relations. "Today, we support a diverse group of over 5,000 nonprofits across the country."
Since 2009, Ameriprise financial advisors and employees have provided nearly 30 million meals and volunteered more than 80,000 hours to help feed hungry Americans through their philanthropic partnership with Feeding America and grants to 40 nonprofit organizations working to help solve domestic hunger.
Amgen Foundation Supports Community Kitchen Program with $25,000 Grant
The Amgen Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Food Bank's Community Kitchen culinary job training program.
This 14-week job-training program for low-income and unemployed adults helps expand their skill set and prepares them for work in the food service industry. Students also receive life skills training, which builds good work habits and self-confidence.
Simultaneously, the Community Kitchen students are helping to feed over 450 kids every day by preparing meals for the Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which provides after-school meals to children who might not otherwise receive an evening meal at home.
In 2012, the Amgen Foundation invested nearly $20 million to over 170 organizations that reflect Amgen's core values and complement Amgen's dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways. The Foundation dedicates substantial resources to strengthening and enriching the community, thereby making it a more desirable place to live and work. This investment helps to ensure that essential health and social services, environmental programs, the excitement of the sciences and the richness of the arts are more accessible to all members of the community.