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Ameriprise Financial and Its Employees and Advisors Donated $17 Million to Nonprofits in 2018


Company volunteers also devoted more than 78,000 hours to their
favorite charitable causes

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP), along with its employees and
advisors, donated $17 million and recorded 78,000 volunteer hours at
nonprofits across the country in 2018. To make a greater collective
impact, the company focused on supporting causes that help foster
vibrant communities and meet the basic needs of homeless and low-income
families and individuals.

"One act of kindness can make a difference for those who have fallen on
hard times," said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at
Ameriprise. "We recognize that helping people find their next meal, land
a job with a livable wage or secure shelter for their family can offer a
path to stability, which is why we support these causes in our

National nonprofit partnerships support hunger relief and disaster

As a leader in financial planning, Ameriprise and its
employees and advisors care deeply about helping people prepare for
unexpected events. In this spirit, the company is a committed partner to
nonprofits that help individuals and families through periods of
struggle and uncertainty. In 2018, Ameriprise continued its longstanding charitable
partnership with Feeding America
®, which helped provide
more than 8.7 million meals to hungry families and individuals through
donations and volunteer events. The firm also made an additional $50,000
grant to Feeding America in response to the California Wildfires. In
addition, the company continued its annual funding to the American Red
Cross Disaster Relief and International Services, which provide
immediate aid when tragedy strikes in communities around the world.

Employees and advisors dedicated to making a difference
has a strong history of giving back and empowering its advisors and
employees to support nonprofits and causes that matter most to them.
With a 72 percent participation rate, the firm's annual giving campaign
underscores the commitment its employees and advisors have to the
communities where they live and work.

Corporate grants help families and individuals achieve economic

In 2018, Ameriprise funded 235 grants to help solve
domestic hunger, create a path to financial independence for those in
need and build strong communities. Three highlights from the most recent
grant cycle are below:

  • The Campus Kitchens Project – Washington, DC
    Founded in
    2001, the Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a student-led food recovery
    organization, engaging 30,000 college and high-school aged students
    who rescue 1 million pounds of food every year on 63 college campuses
    nationwide. Students collect otherwise wasted food and use on-site
    dining facilities to prepare nutritious meals for at-risk individuals
    in their community. Last year, CKP rescued almost a million pounds of
    food, which was transformed into 455,988 meals distributed to 25,643
    low-income children, adults and seniors.
  • Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) – San Francisco, CA
    a 45-year-old nonprofit, has a mission to strengthen low- and
    moderate-income Latino families. MEDA's integrated services model
    connects low-income individuals, participating in direct service
    programs, to financial coaching with a focus on workforce and business
    development, which helps individuals become financially
  • Chapman Partnership – Miami, FL
    Chapman Partnership is the
    largest provider of homeless services in Miami-Dade County. Their
    nationally-recognized comprehensive programs empower individuals and
    families to overcome homelessness with dignity and respect and achieve
    and maintain long-term self-sufficiency.

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 more than 7,500
nonprofits across the country. By targeting our grantmaking, we can make
the most of our resources and engage our people to make a collective
impact with greater benefit for communities. Ameriprise funds grants to
local nonprofits twice annually—the next deadline is May 15 and
guidelines are available on
the firm's website

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,

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List of grant recipients from the second Ameriprise Financial
grant cycle of 2018

Meeting Basic Needs: 1736 Family Crisis Center; A New Leaf, Inc.;
AccessAbility, Inc.; Aeon; Ain Dah Yung Center; Alexandra House, Inc.;
All Faiths Food Bank, Inc.; Arkansas Foodbank; Avivo; Big River Economic
and Agricultural Development Alliance; Breaking Ground HDFC; Bridging;
CAMBA, Inc.; CAPI USA; CaringWorks, Inc.; Casa Central Social Services
Corporation; Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; Catholic
Social Services; Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Central Texas Food
Bank; Chapman Partnership; CommonBond Communities; Community Development
Corporation of Utah; Community Emergency Service, Inc.; Community
Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.; Community Servings;
Connecticut Food Bank; Cornerstone Advocacy Service; Courage Kenny
Foundation; Crossroads Rhode Island; Daily Table; Dare to Care, Inc.;
DMARC; Desert Mission, Inc.; Family Scholar House, Inc.; Father Bill's &
MainSpring; Feeding America; Feeding San Diego; Feeding South Florida;
Feeding Westchester; Food & Friends; Foodbank of Santa Barbara County;
Freestore Foodbank; Fresh Start Women's Foundation; Gleaners Community
Food Bank; Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada; Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida; Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota; Greater Green Bay
YMCA; Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery; Harry Chapin Food Bank of
Southwest Florida; Harvesters--The Community Food Network; Help At Your
Door; Henry Street Settlement; HIRED; Hope Haven of Cass County; Housing
Opportunities for Women; Houston Food Bank; Human Solutions, Inc.;
Inspirica, Inc.; Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul; Jacobs &
Cushman San Diego Food Bank; Jeremiah Program; Kalamazoo Loaves &
Fishes; L.A. Kitchen; LA Family Housing; Lifeworks Services, Inc.;
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; Lutheran Social Services of
Nevada; Maryland Food Bank, Inc.; Mary's Place; Meals on Wheels of
Greenville; Metro Meals on Wheels, Inc.; Mid-Ohio Foodbank; Minnesota
Indian Women's Resource Center; Mission Economic Development Agency;
North Helpline; Northern Illinois Food Bank; One-Eighty Place; Open Arms
of Minnesota; Opportunity Enterprises Inc.; Oregon Food Bank; People
Assisting The Homeless; People Serving People; Pillsbury United
Communities; Pine Street Inn; Portland Homeless Family Solutions;
Prepare + Prosper; Project for Pride in Living, Inc.; Rebuilding
Together Twin Cities; Redwood Empire Food Bank; Rhode Island Community
Food Bank; Rosie's Place; Saint John's Program for Real Change; Utah
Community Action; Sarah's Circle; Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle
Tennessee; Second Harvest Heartland; Serving Seniors; SHELTER, Inc.;
Simpson Housing Services, Inc.; Skid Row Housing Trust; Sojourner
Foundation; Solid Ground; SBP, Inc.; Store to Door; Suited for Change;
Tech Dump, a division of Jobs Foundation; Tech Impact; The Aliveness
Project; The Bridge for Youth; The Campus Kitchens Project; The Food
Group Minnesota, Inc.; The Greater Boston Food Bank; The Link; The New
York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; The Shade Tree,
Inc.; Thomas House Family Shelter; Three Square Food Bank; Treasure
Coast Food Bank; Tubman; Twin Cities R!SE; Volunteers of America-
Minnesota; YouthLink; YWCA of Minneapolis

Supporting Community Vitality: Accion Chicago; American Red
Cross; Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.;
Carnegie Hall Corporation; Center on Halsted; Charities Review Council;
Children's Theatre Company; Cleveland Classical Guitar Society;
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA; Como Friends, on behalf of Como Park
Zoo and Conservatory; Frist Art Museum; GiveMN; Guthrie Theater
Foundation; HandsOn Twin Cities; Heard Museum; Hennepin Theatre Trust;
Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Los Angeles Philharmonic
Association; Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; MacPhail Center for
Music; Memphis Museums, Inc.; Metropolitan Consortium of Community
Developers; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Minnesota Children's Museum;
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits; Minnesota Opera; Minnesota Orchestral
Association; Minnesota Zoo Foundation; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale of Montgomery County; NewVue
Communities; Nexus Community Partners; Northside Achievement Zone;
Northside Economic Opportunity Network; Orchestra Iowa, Inc.; Portland
Art Museum; Portland Children's Museum; Propel Nonprofits; Shreveport
Symphony Orchestra; Smithsonian's National Museum of the American
Indian; Sphinx Organization; Stages Theatre Company; Steppenwolf Theatre
Company; The Arc Minnesota; The Dallas Museum of Art; The Dallas Opera;
The Florida Orchestra; The Phoenix Symphony; The Shakespeare Theatre
Company; The Smith Center For The Performing Arts; The Trust for Public
Land; The Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Theater Latte Da; Twin Cities PBS
- TPT; Urban Gateways; Walker Art Center; Weisman Art Museum; Wildlife
Conservation Society; WomenVenture; WV Professional Dance Company

Volunteer Driven Causes: Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North
Dakota Chapter; BestPrep; Genesys Works -- Twin Cities; Greater Green
Bay Habitat for Humanity; Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County,
Inc.; Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc in Brown County; Memorial
Blood Centers, a division on Innovative Blood Resources; Neuro
Assistance Foundation; SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education; Special
Olympics Minnesota; Susan G. Komen Minnesota; Twin Cities Habitat for

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