Target, Wells Fargo get noticed for giving back


Two of Minnesota's ten largest private employers have been named to a list of the most generous Fortune 500 companies.

TwinCitiesBusiness reports that Wells Fargo & Company and Target Corporation were cited by the The Chronicle of Philanthropy on its list of top 2012 corporate donors.

Wells Fargo topped the list, having donated roughly $316 million in 2012. The bank and financial services company operates 211 offices in Minnesota, employing 20,000 Minnesota workers. Target came in at No. 9 for donating $147 million in cash and $77 million-worth of products in 2012. Target currently employs 31,035 in Minnesota.

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