Wells Fargo Foundation

Program Funding Area: 
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Human Services
Community Improvement & Capacity Building
Housing, Shelter
Geographic Funding Focus: 
Populations Served: 
Low Income
Children & Youth
Does the grantmaker accept LOI or proposals?: 
Average Grant Size: 
About Us: 

Mission/Giving Statement: Wells Fargo's first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low and moderate-income individuals and families and those that keep our communities strong, diverse and vibrant.

Grantmaking Program Areas: Arts & Culture; Human Services; Community Development; Education; Environment; Affordable Housing

Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:

Arts & Culture: Wells Fargo considers requests from organizations that work to enhance community diversity through: Access to and participation in cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals; Availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity; School partnerships and outreach programs.

Human Services: Wells Fargo considers support of social and human service organizations whose work primarily benefits low- and moderate-income individuals including: Health services and education; Basic needs assistance; and Child care.

Community Development: Help provide affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families; Promote economic development; Provide job training programs for low and moderate-income individuals; and Help to revitalize or stabilize low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Education: Wells Fargo encourages requests for financial support of educational institutions, as well as for non-profits whose primary focus is to help these institutions. The primary focus of the grant should be to promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students. Wells Fargo supports programs ranging from early childhood development through the university level, but the primary emphasis is on K-12 public schools. Wells Fargo actively encourages requests for staff training for teachers and administrators working with low- and moderate-income students and also entertains grant requests from educational institutions and support organizations for the purpose of teaching financial literacy.

Environment: Wells Fargo considers requests from organizations whose primary purpose is to: Conserve natural resources; or Provide environmental education.

Type of Funding/ Funding Restrictions: Funding restrictions: Individuals; Purchase of advertising; Start-up funding for new organizations; Political campaigns or activities; Organizations designed primarily for lobbying; Endowment campaigns; Video or film production; Promotional items; Labor activities; Vehicle; Travel, including students trips; For-profit entities; Youth sports teams/leagues.

Application Instructions: Grant application instructions available online.


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Contact Information
Best Method of Contact: 
Full Proposal
Street Address: 
200 Lomas NW
Address Line 2: 
MAC Q2129-124
New Mexico
ZIP Code: 
Email Address: 
(505) 766-7320
(505) 765-5281
Primary Contact Name: 
Jennifer Riordan
Job Title: 
Director, Community Relations
Primary Contact Email: 
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Last Updated Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:46pm
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