Foundation / Corporation
08/31/17 - Arts and Culture, Civic, and Environment focus areas will be considered for this deadline.
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, public schools, and government and tribal agencies in eligible counties for programs in the areas of education, community development, arts, and the environment. Priority is given to programs that address the needs of low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas:
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting and improving local communities. Grants are made to organizations and programs that:
- Help provide affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals
- Promote economic development by financing small businesses or small farms
- Provide job training for low and moderate income individuals
- Provide financial education and promote economic empowerment
- Help to revitalize low and moderate income communities
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting programs that:
- Promote academic achievement for low to moderate income students
- Advance teaching through professional development and support
- Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups
Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals. These organizations may be involved in a variety of areas, including:
- Child care
- Health services and education
- Basic needs assistance
Arts and Culture
Wells Fargo will consider requests from organizations that work to enhance community diversity through:
- Access to cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals
- Availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity
- Educational programs
Wells Fargo will consider requests from organizations that work to enhance a community’s quality of life through projects involving:
- Public policy
- Community beautification
- Civic leadership
- Citizen education
- Cultural diversity
Priority is given to building strong environmental practices through programs that:
- Conserve natural resources
- Provide environmental education
- Support the transition to a sustainable environment
Wells Fargo will consider cause-related sponsorship requests.
- North Florida: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns
- Central Florida: Osceola, Lake, Orange, Palm Beach except for Boca Raton, Seminole, Sumter
- West Florida: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota
- South Florida: Boca Raton in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe
For Tier 2 grants, state-wide and cross-regional requests will also be considered.
GrantWatch ID#: 179703
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. Organizations must have broad community support and address specific community needs, and must be able to demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability.
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
- Books, research papers, or articles in professional journals
- Fraternal or alumni organizations
- Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
- General operating expenses for organizations that already receive substantial support through United Way or United Arts drives in which Wells Fargo participates
Requests that receive lower priority:
- Individual pre-college schools (private, public, charter, parochial, or home schools)
- Recreation, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
The application period for the Arts and Culture, Civic, and Environment focus areas is May 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017.
If you would like to apply for a sponsorship from Wells Fargo you may disregard the deadline but you must submit the request at least 90 days before the event. Please choose whether to request a sponsorship or a programmatic grant, not both, and be aware that preference is typically to support mission-related programs.
All requests are reviewed locally and according to the tiered funding model. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. A check is normally sent out within 30 days of approval.
FAQs can be accessed by clicking the FAQ tab on https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/florida-grant-guidelines.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Begin the application process with an eligibility quiz:
If eligible, you will be directed to the online application.
For more information, please contact one of the Community Affairs representative listed below. If your request is statewide or cross-regional in scope, please contact Kate Wilson.
Statewide and Central Florida - Osceola, Lake, Orange, Palm Beach (except for Boca Raton, Seminole, Sumter):
Community Affairs Manager
800 N. Magnolia Ave, Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32803
North Florida - Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and Saint Johns Counties:
Community Affairs Officer
1 Independent Drive, 10th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Community Affairs Officer
100 S. Tampa Drive, Floor 10
Tampa, FL 33602
Patrick G. Morris
Community Affairs Officer
333 SE 2nd Ave, 38th Floor
Miami, FL 33131-2176
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