Neighborhood Planning Grant to Help Communities Revitalize Distressed Areas
The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Community Builders (TCB), in partnership with Upton Planning Committee (UPC) and Empowerment and Wellness Center, to help plan the transformation of the Upton neighborhoods in Baltimore City. State, local and neighborhood representatives joined community members to celebrate the announcement today at the Upton Community Office.
The Wells Fargo Foundation’s neighborhood planning grant supports the development of comprehensive, resident-driven, neighborhood revitalization plans, which focus on directing resources to address four core areas: economic development, housing, social services and education. Upton is one of two neighborhoods in the City of Baltimore chosen to receive this unique funding from the Foundation.
“Wells Fargo cares about communities,” said Andy Bertamini, Maryland president for Wells Fargo. “We’ve long partnered with West Baltimore – including the Upton Community Garden, which our team members volunteer to maintain. The grants announced today are another investment in making Baltimore better for all.”