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Grants to Alabama Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Community Development, Education, and Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wells Fargo

Deadline Date:

08/01/18 - Community Development (Birmingham Applicants); North, Central, and South Alabama requests are reviewed throughout the year


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Grants to Alabama nonprofits, government and tribal agencies, and public school systems to benefit the funding source’s communities in the areas of community development and education. Consideration may also be given to proposals in the areas of arts and culture, civic engagement, environment, and human services.

Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations that work to strengthen its communities. Wells Fargo look for projects that keep communities strong, diverse, and vibrant.

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits.

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas:

Community Development - Wells Fargo serves low- and moderate-income communities in the areas of:
-Affordable housing
-Financial literacy
-Employment training and job development (workforce development)
-Community revitalization and stabilization

Education - Wells Fargo supports organizations and programs that:
-Work to eliminate the K–12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based school programs
-Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups

Wells Fargo also considers grants to organizations that support the following areas:

Arts and Culture:
-Arts and culture, science, and history organizations that advance education
-Access and participation in cultural experiences for the broader community

Civic Engagement:
-Civic leadership and cultural diversity

-Preserve the environment through education programs

Human Services:
-Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169166

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. Wells Fargo typically does support organizations operating for fewer than 2 years after receiving 501(c)(3) status.

Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
-International organizations
-Religious organizations, 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
-Private foundations
-Political action committees, causes, or candidates
-Fraternal and alumni organizations
-Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
-Recreational, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
-Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
-Animal benefit programs

Pre-Application Information:

Wells Fargo will consider cause-related requests submitted through the online application system.

Please submit sponsorship requests on the same online form at least 60 days prior to the event..

For Birmingham:

Grant requests are reviewed three times a year. Applications are due, according to the areas of focus, by the following dates:

-February 1 - Community Development
-April 1 - Education, Arts and Culture, and Environment
-August 1 - Human Services and Civic Engagement

Local decisions are typically made within two weeks of the committee meeting (held the following month after the deadline). In most cases, Wells Fargo will notify the organizations of your application’s status within that period.

For North, Central, and South Alabama:

Grant requests are reviewed throughout the year, but should be submitted no later than August 1 for consideration in the calendar year. Decisions are made and typically communicated within 90 to 120 days of application.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Paula Beck, Community Affairs Manager

Wells Fargo
420 20th Street North, MAC W0125-046
Birmingham, AL 35203

Grant Coverage Areas:

In Alabama, Wells Fargo serves the following regions and counties:
-Birmingham: Jefferson, Shelby
-Central Alabama: Autauga, Clay, Calhoun, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Lee, Marion, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Tuscaloosa
-North Alabama: Colbert, Cullman, Lauderdale, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Walker
-South Alabama: Baldwin, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Russell

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Well's Fargo's communities