Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it is working with Allspring Global Investments, a global asset management firm, to launch a Tribal Inclusion share class for the Allspring Government Money Market Fund, which will be offered exclusively to Wells Fargo corporate clients. The Tribal Inclusion share class is the first money market product with a charitable donation feature focused on benefiting tribal communities in the United States.
“As a long-term supporter of Native American and Alaska Native communities, we are delighted to partner with Allspring on the launch of their first money market fund share class focused on benefiting tribal communities,” said Randall Lacayo, head of Diverse Segments, Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Bank. “We have supported Native Forward Scholars Fund over the past decade, and we are pleased to offer this new fund exclusively to Wells Fargo clients to further promote their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives serving tribal communities.”
In addition to its ongoing support of Native Forward’s mission, Wells Fargo will make a donation in celebration of the launch of the fund to Native Forward Scholars Fund, an organization focused on empowering students from more than 500 tribes across the U.S. by providing scholarships for higher education. Allspring will donate a percentage of the net management fee revenue earned on Tribal Inclusion share class assets.
“The Native American community is historically and culturally rich but underrepresented and often overlooked. For Allspring, this collaboration is an incredible opportunity to educate ourselves on the specific needs of tribal communities especially pertaining to Native Forward’s objective to provide access to quality education for Native scholars via direct scholarships. Allspring’s mission is to elevate investing to be worth more and part of our purpose is to contribute to organizations such as Native Forward to achieve better outcomes,” said Sonya Rorie, Allspring’s deputy chief diversity officer.
“For the past five plus decades, Native Forward has remained steadfast in meeting the unmet needs of every Native scholar who wishes to pursue higher education. When you are investing in the Tribal Inclusion share class, you are doing more than just investing, you are impacting the economic mobility of Native people in this country. That type of social impact extends beyond individuals and creates opportunities for a more just and diverse workforce,” said Angelique Albert, Native Forward CEO.
Wells Fargo is pleased to share that Paramount Global and several Native American tribal governments will be among the inaugural investors in the Tribal Inclusion share class, supporting today’s launch.
“This new tribal inclusion share class is a great way to help raise awareness of the needs of Native American communities, which are often overlooked by corporate America,” said Dawson Her Many Horses, head of Native American Banking at Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo has been a proud supporter of Native American and Alaska Native communities for more than 65 years and continues to be the leading provider of capital and financial services to tribes and tribal-owned enterprises. Wells Fargo has banking relationships with 1 out of 3 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. We have committed $3.4 billion in credit and hold $4.1 billion in deposits for tribal governments and tribally owned enterprises nationally, banking with more than 300 Native American and Alaska Native tribal entities in 25 states.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 47 on Fortune’s 2023 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy.
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*As of September 30, 2023. Figures include discretionary and non-discretionary assets.
About Native Forward
Native Forward Scholars Fund has delivered more funding in direct scholarship dollars to Native students in the U.S. than any other scholarship provider. The national nonprofit is committed to ensuring that every Native student who wants to pursue higher education has the resources to do so. Providing over $400 million in direct scholarships during its 53-year history, Native Forward has empowered over 22,000 scholars from more than 500 tribes in all 50 states and contributed to over 1,700 law degrees and more than 2,200 Ph.D. degrees. Through scholarship funding and holistic support, Native Forward has increased the graduation rates of undergraduate students to 69%, compared to the national average of 41% for Native students, and has boosted the rate for graduate students to 95%. The organization’s alumni are among the most influential Native leaders in the U.S., including Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Pulitzer Prize finalist Tommy Orange, and Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. For more information, please visit Nativeforward.org.
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