Franciscan Charities was awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo Foundation to support our mission of tending to the critical needs of the poor in Newark.


The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.

Wells Fargo Northern New Jersey branches distributed a total of $148,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups, an increase from last year’s $139,000 contributions.

Our Board President, Melissa Lucanie, received the check at Northern New Jersey Community Connections Breakfast.

Fred Bertoldo, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region president said, “Each nonprofit grant recipient was identified by our local branches. They see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference in the areas where many team members and customers are proud to live and work.”

The annual Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo branch managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.

Thank you, Wells Fargo!