Making Play Possible – U.S. Bank Donates More Than $4.2 Million in Community Possible Grants

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Bank Foundation announces its first round of Community Possible
grants focused on the Play pillar, donating $4.23 million across its
footprint. U.S. Bank’s new corporate giving and volunteer platform
Community Possible concentrates on three pillars – Work, Home and Play.
The Play grants support programming for children and adults in low-and
moderate-income communities to play and create.

“A community is stronger when it is connected through culture,
recreation and play,” said Reba Dominski, senior vice president of
Corporate Social Responsibility and the president of the U.S. Bank
Foundation. “We focus on the area of play because it brings joy to
children and adults stimulating creativity and innovation, helping with
problem solving, and building relationships. These grants will help
provide access to the arts, build safe, high quality play spaces and
support arts education in schools.”

The second round of Community Possible grants is focused on the Home
pillar, providing funding for safe and affordable housing. Home pillar
grants will be announced this fall. The third round is focused on Work
supporting financial literacy, job skills training, small business
development and higher education. The deadline for applications for Work
grants is September 1. For more information, visit www.usbank.com/community.

U.S. Bank also recently completed its Community Possible Relay, a 12,000
mile, 38-city, 25-state journey complete with a big blue coach bus. The
goal was to revitalize volunteerism in Work, Home and Play across the
country by engaging U.S. Bank employees and their communities in a
variety of volunteer activities. During the three-month road trip, U.S.
Bank partnered with 96 organizations, serving more than 177,000
individuals and donating more than 112,000 hours of volunteer time.
Learn more about the journey
and follow #CommunityPossible.

About Community Possible
Community Possible is the corporate
giving and volunteer program at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of Work,
Home and Play. The company invests in programs that provide stable
employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through
culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the U.S.
Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $53 million in
2015. Visit www.usbank.com/community.

About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB),
with $438 billion in assets as of June 30, 2016, is the parent company
of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in
the United States. The Company operates 3,122 banking offices in 25
states and 4,923 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers,
businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Contacts

U.S. Bank
Susan Beatty, 612-303-9229
susan.beatty@usbank.com