Ameriprise Financial and Its Employees and Advisors Give $13 Million and 80,000 Volunteer Hours to Nonprofits

Support from volunteerism and grants provided 11.5 million meals
to help feed those in need

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP), along with its employees and
advisors, gave $13 million and 80,000 volunteer hour to nonprofits
across the country in 2015. To increase its collective impact, the
company continued to focus on three core philanthropic priorities –
meeting basic needs, supporting community vitality and volunteer-driven
causes. In addition, Ameriprise maintained a particular emphasis on
helping end domestic hunger. The company provided more than 11.5 million
meals to families and individuals struggling with hunger, through its
national partnership with Feeding America® and other
hunger-relief organizations.

“Ameriprise advisors and employees offer their time, talents and
financial support to organizations that help neighborhoods, families and
individuals thrive,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at
Ameriprise. “Investing in our communities is etched into our core values
as a company. Our business is centered on helping clients plan for their
financial futures, but we also help those who have more immediate needs
to find a place to sleep, put food on the table and ultimately build
stronger communities.”

Record-breaking volunteerism
Ameriprise employees and
advisors set a new record of volunteerism in 2015, sharing more than
80,000 hours of their time with nonprofit organizations nationwide. This
work culminated on the company’s National Days of Service, which drew
together 14,000 Ameriprise volunteers at 700 events across the country
to prepare more than 1.5 million meals for families in need. Since
launching in 2009, the Ameriprise National Days of Service have grown to
become the largest single-day volunteer events hosted in partnership
with Feeding America.

Company-wide giving campaign participation far exceeds national

In addition to donating their time through
volunteering, Ameriprise employees and advisors gave generous financial
support to the nonprofits they care about in 2015. More than 79 percent
of employees participated in the company’s annual giving campaign, far
surpassing the national average of 33 percent at companies with
workplace giving campaigns.1 Employees participating in the
campaign have the flexibility to make contributions to their designated
charities and have their donations matched by the company.

Corporate grants help people meet basic needs and create vibrant

In 2015, the company awarded 173 grants to
nonprofits that provide food, shelter, employment opportunities and help
build stronger communities. Additional highlights of recent grants

  • Father
    Bill’s & MainSpring, Brockton, Mass.

    Father Bill’s &
    MainSpring is dedicated to ending, not just managing, homelessness. As
    a leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive
    services in Massachusetts, they help people struggling with
    homelessness achieve self-sufficiency.
  • National
    Museum of the American Indian, New York, N.Y.

    National Museum of the American Indian is a part of the Smithsonian
    Institution. The museum advances knowledge and understanding of the
    Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and
    future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum
    works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values and
    transitions in contemporary Native life.
  • LA
    Family Housing, Los Angeles, Calif.

    The mission of LA
    Family Housing is to help families transition out of homelessness and
    poverty through a continuum of housing, enriched with supportive
    services. The organization is the largest provider of affordable
    housing in the San Fernando Valley, offering families a path to
    lasting social and financial stability.

Ameriprise funds grants to local nonprofits twice annually—the next
deadline is May 15 and guidelines are available on
our website

About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations
Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to
improve the lives of individuals and build strong communities. Through
grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching
programs, the company supports a diverse group of nearly 6,500
nonprofits across the country. By targeting our grantmaking, we are able
to make the most of our resources and engage our people to make a
collective impact with greater benefit for communities.

About Ameriprise Financial
At Ameriprise Financial, we have
been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more
than 120 years. With a nationwide 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 individual
and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information,

1 Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy • Median
percentage of employees participating in workplace giving campaigns in
2014: 33%

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Complete list of grant recipients from the second Ameriprise
Financial grant cycle of 2015

Meeting basic needs – 56 grants:
Akron-Canton Regional
Foodbank, Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Augsburg College, Blue
Ridge Area Food Bank, Bridging, Camba Inc., Care and Share Food Bank for
Southern Colorado, Common Ground, Community HDFC, Inc., Community
Emergency Service, Inc., Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, Inc.,
Cornerstone Advocacy Service (Cornerstone), Courage Kenny Foundation (on
behalf of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute), Covenant House
Florida, Inc., Crossroads Rhode Island, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Food
Bank for Westchester, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Food Bank of
Southeastern Virginia, Goodwill Industries of Denver, Goodwill of
Southern Nevada, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, Harvesters – The
Community Food Network, HIRED, Houston Food Bank, Jeremiah Program, L.A.
Kitchen, Lifeworks Services, Inc., Living Classrooms Foundation,
Maryland New Directions, Metro Meals on Wheels, Minnesota Homeownership
Center, Open Arms of Minnesota, Oregon Food Bank, PATH (People Assisting
the Homeless), Pine Street Inn, Inc., Primavera Foundation, Project for
Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL), Prospera Community Development (formerly
WAGES – Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security), Rhode Island
Community Food Bank, Sabathani Community Center, Sarah’s Circle, Second
Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, SHELTER, Inc., Sojourner
Family Peace Center, Solid Ground, St. Louis Area Foodbank, Store to
Door, The Arc Greater Twin Cities, The Bridge for Youth, The Campus
Kitchens Project, The Food Group Minnesota, Inc., Three Square, Tubman,
YMCA of Greater Boston, YouthLink, YWCA of Minneapolis

Supporting community vitality – 23 grants:
American Red
Cross, Center on Halsted, Charities Review Council of Minnesota, Inc.,
Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc., Como Friends on behalf of Como Park
Zoo and Conservatory, Girls Incorporated, Latino Economic Development
Center, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, MacPhail Center for
Music, MAP for Nonprofits, Metropolitan Consortium of Community
Developers, Minnesota Zoo Foundation, Nexus Community Partners,
Northside Achievement Zone, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian, Sphinx Organization, Steppenwolf Theatre
Company, The Minnesota Opera, The Phoenix Symphony, Theater Latté Da,
Twin Cities Public Television, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio
State University

Volunteer-driven causes – 14 grants:
Alzheimer’s Association
Minnesota – North Dakota, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity,
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Horizons for Homeless Children,
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Memorial Blood Centers, a Division of
Innovative Blood Resources, Michael Magro Foundation, SIFMA Foundation
for Investor Education, Step Up, Susan G. Komen Minnesota, The Rocky
Mountain Butterfly Consortium, d.b.a., Butterfly Pavilion, The Trust for
Public Land, Trinity Habitat for Humanity, Twin Cities Habitat for


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