Ameriprise Financial Hosts Nationwide Volunteer Event to Help Solve Childhood and Senior Hunger

4,300 Ameriprise volunteers will prepare meals for people in need;
Company also pledges more than $1.4 million in grants to nonprofits

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On June 17, more than 4,300 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP)
employees, advisors and clients will band together to provide food for
people in need. Working at 250 hunger-relief nonprofits across the
country, the volunteers will package and prepare meals for those
struggling with hunger. Today, 48 million Americans – including 15
million children and 7 million seniors – are food insecure. The events,
organized in partnership with Feeding America®, are part of
two nationwide service days, which bring together nearly 15,000
volunteers to address the problem of domestic hunger.

“Summer is meant to be a time that is carefree and relaxing, but it can
be stressful for families whose children lose access to free or
reduced-cost school lunch programs while school is in recess. In
addition, there continues to be a nationwide increase in seniors who are
food insecure due to illness, declining health and the inability to
access food if they can no longer drive to the grocery store,” said
Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “By bringing
together our nationwide network of advisors, employees and volunteers,
we strive to help close these hunger gaps and bring attention to a very
worthy need.”

Ameriprise Gives more than $1.4 Million in Grants to Nonprofits

In conjunction with its national event, Ameriprise announces the
donation of more than $1.4 million in grants to 83 nonprofits that align
with its philanthropic priorities: meeting basic needs, supporting
community vitality and volunteer-driven causes. Most of the grant
recipients also benefit from involvement from Ameriprise employees and
advisors through volunteerism, board service and monetary donations.

Recent grant recipients include:

  • Family Scholar House, Inc. (FSH) in Louisville, Ky., supports
    disadvantaged single parents by identifying and addressing the
    challenges they face in earning college degrees, entering the
    workforce or achieving self-sufficiency. In 2015, FSH served over
    3,100 disadvantaged single parents and their children through its
  • Rosie’s Place in Boston, Mass., acts as a safe haven for women
    who need a second chance to achieve their full potential. Founded in
    1974 as the first emergency shelter for women in the country, Rosie’s
    Place provides a safe and secure environment for underprivileged women
    with emergency services like hot showers, meals and groceries.
  • The Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the largest
    performing arts organization in the Tampa Bay area and strives to
    inspire, entertain and educate audiences with the unique power of live
    symphonic music. The orchestra performs 67 symphonic concerts
    annually, encompassing a wide variety of music to captivate a diverse
    audience. The orchestra also provides free or low-cost community
    engagement programs to help enrich the lives of Tampa Bay’s residents.

Ameriprise funds grants to nonprofits twice a year. Grant guidelines are
available on

About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads
the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food
to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal
programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports
programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates
the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation
that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities,
businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate.
Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit,
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About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations

Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and
talents to improve the lives of individuals and build strong
communities. Through grants, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift
matching programs, the company supports a diverse group of over 6,500
nonprofits across the country. Last year, our employees contributed more
than 80,000 volunteer hours to nonprofits nationwide.

About Ameriprise Financial

At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident
about their financial future for more than 120 years. With a network of
10,000 financial advisors and extensive asset management, advisory and
insurance capabilities, we have the strength and expertise to serve the
full range of consumer financial needs. For more information, or to find
an Ameriprise financial advisor, visit

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Grants Awarded: First Cycle 2016

Meeting Basic Needs – 48 grants: 1736 Family Crisis Center, A New
Leaf, Inc., AccessAbility, Inc., Aeon, Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.,
Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Inc., Casa Central, Catholic Charities of
Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada,
CommonBond Communities, Community Food Bank, Inc., Community Harvest
Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc., Community Servings, Desert
Mission, Family Scholar House, Inc., Feeding America, Feeding America
Southwest Virginia, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, ForKids, Inc.,
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Gleaners Community Food Bank of
Southeastern Michigan, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, HAVEN
Inc., Human Solutions, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, Junior
League of Minneapolis, Inc., Mary’s Place Seattle, Mitzvah Food Project,
Neopolitan Lighthouse, Northern Illinois Food Bank, People Serving
People Charities Inc., Prepare + Prosper, Project Hope, Rebuilding
Together Twin Cities, Redwood Empire Food Bank, RESOURCE, Inc., Rose
Brooks Center, Inc., Rosie’s Place, Sarasota Family Young Men’s
Christian Association, Inc., Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle
Tennessee, Simpson Housing Services, St. Bernard Project, The Aliveness
Project, The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Hunger and Health Coalition,
Inc., The Open Door, Twin Cities R!SE, Women’s Resource Center of

Supporting Community Vitality – 28 grants: Brooklyn Academy of
Music (BAM), Carnegie Hall Society Inc., Children’s Theater Company and
School, Guthrie Theater, HandsOn Twin Cities, Hispanic Business
Initiative Fund of Florida, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council, Mattie Rhodes Center, Minneapolis Institute
of Art, Minnesota Orchestral Association, Mission Economic Development
Agency (MEDA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, National Philharmonic
Orchestra & Chorale of Montgomery County, Inc., Pillsbury United
Communities, Portland Children’s Museum, Portland Youth Philharmonic
Association, Shreveport Opera, Stages Theatre Company, The Art
Connection, The Florida Orchestra, Inc., The Shakespeare Theatre
Company, The Southern Theater, Urban Gateways, Walker Art Center,
Weisman Art Museum (WAM), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus,
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), WomenVenture

Volunteer-drive Causes – 7 grants: Alzheimer’s Association
Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, BestPrep, Greater Green Bay Habitat for
Humanity, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Habitat for Humanity
Central Arizona, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. in Brown County,
Special Olympics Minnesota


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