Ameriprise Financial Awards $1.1 Million in
Grants to Nonprofits
Advisor and employee volunteerism provides additional support to organizations
June 02, 2010 02:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time
MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) recently completed
the first of three funding cycles for 2010, awarding more than $1.1 million to nonprofit organizations. Seventy-two
grants were made under the company’s three funding platforms: meeting basic needs, supporting community vitality
and volunteer-driven causes.
“Now that the recession has ended, the spotlight is shifting away from the many Americans who still lack basic
necessities such as food and shelter,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise Financial. “We
remain committed to supporting organizations that will help people meet their basic needs and work towards self-
Highlights from the recent grant cycle include:
> Supporting Miriam’s Kitchen, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization that serves
approximately 5,000 homeless men and women annually. A grant from Ameriprise Financial will help the
organization provide nutritious meals and individualized services to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Thomas Block, an Ameriprise financial advisor in Centreville, Va., volunteers with the organization.
> Helping the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council bring free arts experiences to a larger and more
diverse audience. Funding from Ameriprise Financial will enable the organization to present live performances and
art installations in public spaces. Productions and exhibits are often staged in unconventional locations, including
vacant storefronts, public plazas and parks, which helps restore cultural vitality and provides access to underserved
members of the community.
> Funding Hearts & Hammers-Twin Cities, an organization that enables seniors and physically disabled
homeowners to continue living independently in their own homes. A grant and volunte