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Georgia Grant - Metro Atlanta

Grants to Atlanta, Georgia Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Education, Community Development, Arts, and the Environment

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wells Fargo

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 - for Human Services and Civic Engagement applications.


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Grants to Atlanta, Georgia nonprofit organizations and qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems, for programs for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the areas of community development and education. Funding will also be considered for arts and culture, civic engagement, the environment and human services.

Note: For the purposes of these grants, “low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.

The Metro Atlanta region consists of the following counties: Carroll, Cobb, Coweta, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding.

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

- Wells Fargo supports organizations and programs that work to eliminate the K-12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based school programs.

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#: 172889

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 doesn't 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:

- Individuals
- 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 nonprofit agency personnel
- Animal benefit programs
- Higher education scholarships, fellowships, or internships
- Golf Tournaments

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests are reviewed three times a year.

Applications are due, according to 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, and notifications sent, within two weeks of the committee meeting.

Please submit sponsorship requests on the same online form 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 the eligibility quiz and apply online:

Kris Christy

Community Affairs Officer
Wells Fargo
171 17th Street, MAC G0128-07C
Atlanta, GA 30363

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Carroll, Cobb, Coweta, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale, and Spalding Counties