DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative to Receive $7,500 Grant from Wells Fargo, FHLB Dallas

Media Event: 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Wells Fargo will award Albuquerque nonprofit DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative $7,500 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) grant funds. Representatives from FHLB Dallas, Wells Fargo, the city of Albuquerque, and DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative will attend a check presentation on Monday, August 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Robinson Park, 810 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The media is encouraged to attend.

Presented annually, PGP grants are awarded to community-based organizations. The grants may be used for research, organizational capacity-building, grant- and funding-application assistance, or contractual services.

DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative will use the funds for capacity building within its Downtown Growers’ Market program. Currently in its 20th year of existence, the Downtown Growers’ Market has been home to more than 60 New Mexico farmers offering locally grown products to the Albuquerque community in historic Robinson Park.



Check Presentation


Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:30 p.m.


Alan Armijo, Director of Constituent Services, Office of Mayor Richard Berry

Gary Oppedahl, Director of Economic Development, City of Albuquerque

Lisa Riley, Regional President, Wells Fargo

Pat Nie, Vice President, Community Development, Wells Fargo

Jennifer Riordan, Vice President, Community Relations, Wells Fargo

Robert Hoberg, Executive Director, DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative

Greg Hettrick, First Vice President, Director, Community Investment, FHLB Dallas



Robinson Park
810 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(Location of the Growers’ Market at the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue)


Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Corporate Communications, 214-441-8445


Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Corporate Communications, 214-441-8445