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Alaska Grant

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies for Community
and Economic Development, Education, Arts, and Human Services

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Wells Fargo

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Grants starting at $2,500 to Alaska nonprofits, schools, agencies, and tribes for programs in the areas of community and economic development, human services, education, and arts and culture. Funding is intended to support efforts that make Alaska a better place to work and live.

Community Development
The Foundation is especially interested in programs that support community economic improvement opportunities for adults and their families, disadvantaged youth, and low-income working adults. Wells Fargo wants to be a catalyst for creating and maintaining strong self-sustaining communities within Alaska, while respecting cultural diversity and recognizing the unique challenges facing our state’s industries.

Wells Fargo is primarily interested in funding the following areas of community economic development:
- Financial skills education for adults and youth
- Job development
- Job placement services
- Transitional housing services and programs
- Business management training
- Revitalization projects for low- and moderate-income areas
- Economic development initiatives benefiting rural Alaska
- Affordable housing rehabilitation and construction projects, including multifamily rental housing and single-family homes

Wells Fargo provides significant financial support to education in Alaska with an emphasis on supporting and preparing our youth for future achievement. In Anchorage, Wells Fargo is focusing on organizations involved in the effort to increase on-time graduation rate to “90% by 2020."

Human Services
In addition to its significant support of United Way, the Foundation considers requests from social and human service organizations for projects with one-time, non-recurring expenses that match its other giving priorities.

Wells Fargo may also provide one-time challenge grants to social service agencies for membership drives intended to increase donor funding. Matching funds will be awarded based on efforts to recruit new members or to increase levels of giving by current members, thereby enhancing the organization’s donor base and, ultimately, its long-term sustainability. Successful proposals will demonstrate how new members will be recruited, how the partnership between Wells Fargo and the organization will be recognized, and how results will be tracked.

Arts and Culture
Wells Fargo also considers requests from organizations that help enhance a community's quality of life through arts, culture or civic projects, and other activities that provide diverse opportunities for a community’s residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180994

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant is typically $2,500, although exceptions may be made in smaller communities.

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 to qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems.

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

- Multi-year commitments and pledges
- Capital campaigns
- Individuals, including scholarship or fellowship assistance
- Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
- Labor, religious, or fraternal groups
- Endowments
- Equipment, including computer hardware and software
- Sports or athletic groups and activities
- Hospitals and clinics
- Purchase or maintenance of vehicles
- Film or video projects, including documentaries
- For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
- Travel, including student trips or tours
- Promotional merchandise
- Beauty pageants

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for the funding cycles are February 1, May 1, and August 15, respectively. Off-cycle requests may be held until the next major funding deadline. Applications submitted between August 16 and December 31 will not be accepted.

Please submit your request through the online application; paper requests sent via U.S. mail, e-mail, by fax, or through a Wells Fargo team member will not be considered.

Grant requests are accepted January 1st through August 15. Only one grant per calendar year per agency will be considered. The review period for proposals is typically 90 to 120 days.

Contact Information:

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

Access the online application system:

Dana Rogers, Community Affairs Officer
301 W Northern Lights Blvd, 5th Floor
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907.265.2844

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska