Washington, DC Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
to Strengthen Low and Moderate-Income Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 179702
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Wells Fargo

09/15/17 - Arts and Culture

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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations, public school systems, and tribal or governmental agencies to strengthen low- and moderate-income communities. Program areas include community development, education, human services, arts and culture, and the environment.

Wells Fargo looks for projects that keep communities strong, diverse, and vibrant, and directs contributions to nonprofit organizations that work to advance these focus areas:

Community Development:

-Preventing foreclosure and promoting home ownership
-Creating and sustaining affordable housing
-Revitalizing low-income neighborhoods
-Aiding the path to employment with workforce training and job-readiness skills
-Providing financial literacy training (please visit before applying; Wells Fargo will not fund the cost of supplies for similar financial literacy programs)


-Eliminating the preK-12 grade achievement gap through services that support low- and moderate-income students
-Providing mentoring and out-of-school programs

Human Services:

-Addressing critical needs such as hunger and homelessness
-Enabling and sustaining independence for individuals and families

Arts and Culture:

-Supporting art, culture, science, and history organizations that advance education through school partnerships or outreach programs
-Facilitating access to and participation in cultural experiences
-Ensuring the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity


-Preserving the environment through education programs that teach green practices

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.

Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:

-National initiatives (however, we do encourage requests from local affiliates for programs occurring in the DC region)
-Individuals seeking scholarships, fellowships, or sponsors for a particular cause
-Individual K-12 schools
-Animal-related causes (for example, rescue societies)
-For-profit entities, including start-up businesses
-Political, labor, religious, or fraternal activities
-Organizations other than 501(c)(3) nonprofits, governmental or tribal entities

The following requests receive lower priority:

-Organizations that have been operating for less than two years
-Sports or athletic groups
-Capital campaigns

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits. However, if you would like to request support for a nonprofit fundraiser or event, you may apply without regard to the focus area application process below. All sponsorship requests must be submitted online at least 90 days in advance of the event and no later than August 31, 2017.

Focus Area Application Process:

You are invited to submit your funding request during the application period listed below for the focus area you have identified for your program. Requests that are incorrectly categorized or received outside these application periods will be declined.

Focus Area Deadlines:

-Human Services:
December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

-Education and Environment:
February 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017

-Community Development:
May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

-Arts and Culture:
July 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017

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

Apply Online:

Ashley Williams, Community Support Rep

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