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Vermont Grant

Grants to Vermont Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Education, Housing, and Workforce Training

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wells Fargo

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Grants to Vermont nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public school systems for housing, education and workforce training. Priority will be to organizations in Burlington and the surrounding communities. Funding is intended for community-stabilization activities that benefit low- and moderate-income communities.

Funding Focus Areas:
- Affordable Housing: First-time home buyer workshops, foreclosure prevention, and other efforts to help people of all ages become long-term, successful homeowners
- Education: Out-of-school time programs that offer 10-14 year olds a blend of academic support, character and leadership development, and enrichment experiences
- Job Training: Workforce readiness training programs for 18-24 year olds that provide meaningful employment opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165578

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests are not eligible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Wells Fargo makes contributions to organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as well as qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems.

Not Funded:
-Alumni organizations
-Animal-related causes (for example, rescue societies)
-Beauty pageants
-Capital or endowment campaigns
-Film or video production, including documentaries
-For-profit entities
-Foundations, including community and family foundations and single-issue or cause-related foundations
-Fundraising dinners or events and tickets to fundraising events
-Hospitals and clinics
-Individual sports teams including youth sports teams and leagues
-Individuals including those seeking scholarships, fellowships, or sponsors for a particular cause
-International organizations
-Labor, religious, fraternal, military, and professional association activities unless they are engaged in programs that are non-sectarian, benefit a broad base of the community, and have a separate 501(c)(3) designation
-Marketing, advertising and promotional items or merchandise
-Multi-year commitments and pledges
-National initiatives (however, we do encourage requests from local affiliates for programs occurring in our region)
-Organizations designed primarily for lobbying
-Organizations outside of Wells Fargo communities
-Personnel and operating expenses
-Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
-Research projects
-Single disease issues
-Travel, including conferences, seminars, tours and student trips

Pre-Application Information:

Review meetings and deadlines for 2019 include:
- March 2019 Review Meeting (Deadline 3/1; Notifications by last day of month)
- June 2019 (Deadline 6/3; Notifications by last day of month)
- Aug 2019 (Deadline 8/1; Notifications by last day of month)

Local decisions are typically made within 90 to 120 days of application.

Wells Fargo will consider cause-related sponsorship requests submitted through the online application system. Submit sponsorship requests at least 60 days prior to the event.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Take an eligibility quiz and apply online:

Briana Curran , Community Development Representative

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont: Priority will be given to organizations in Burlington and surrounding communities