Morris Habitat for Humanity receives $30K grant from Wells Fargo

The Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to Morris Habitat for Humanity to help build homes in Randolph. Morris Habitat is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded grant funding through the 2023 Wells Fargo Builds program to help make homes more affordable and accessible for everyone nationwide.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Wells Fargo,” Liz DeCoursey, Morris Habitat for Humanity interim CEO, said. “Their philanthropic interests in our mission to build homes, communities and hope make change happen and improve lives for everyone. We also look forward to future projects and making an impact for families whenever we can work together.”

The grant announcement was made at the site of Morris Habitat’s largest project to-date, where, at the end of construction, 25 low- to moderate-income families will move into their new homes. About 75% of the families are led by single mothers.

“As the ‘Bank of Doing,’ we’re committed to opening pathways to affordable homeownership for more individuals so they can pass that legacy on and grow generational wealth — especially here in the Garden State,” Tomas Porturas, vice president of community impact, Wells Fargo, said. “We’re proud to join Morris Habitat for Humanity once again to create more affordable homes in northern New Jersey and help welcome home deserving families.”

The funding announcement to Habitat Morris coincided with a volunteer day as part of Wells Fargo’s “Welcome Home” initiative. Thousands of Wells Fargo employees across the country are working with local charities to make an impact in the company foundation’s funding priority, housing affordability. Throughout the month of September, Wells Fargo employees will participate in volunteer events like this one in Upper Ringwood.

This grant is part of a $7.5 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the Wells Fargo Builds program to build and repair more than 360 homes nationwide. For three decades, Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo have worked together to increase access to affordable homes and homeownership.