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Minnesota Grant - Financial Education (TC 7-County Metro Area)

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Government Agencies,
and School Systems in the Twin Cities Metro Area for Financial Education

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Foundation / Corporation

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Wells Fargo - Minnesota Region

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public school systems in the Twin Cities metro area to support programs in the areas of financial education, small business development, and workforce development. Eligible areas include Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and Scott counties. Priority is given to projects that address Minnesota's economic racial disparity gap and programs serving low-income neighborhoods.

Financial Education: Wells Fargo recognizes financial education as a core life skill and have developed, a free online individual/classroom curriculum for public use. The Foundation provides funding for one-time expenses that address areas such as curriculum development, outreach, program materials, and staff training/certification to organizations that support financial education initiatives. Nonprofits that recognize financial education as a core life skill and would like to incorporate it into their existing program may apply for funding.

Small Business Development: Programs with proven outcomes of growing and expanding minority-owned small businesses and those that provide aspiring entrepreneurs with technical assistance, backroom business services, and/or access to capital.

Workforce Development:
-Youth Career/Jobs Readiness Programs that provide students ages 16-26 with out-of-school employment experience, cross-cultural and professional soft skill development, technical training, and meaningful connections with employers and mentors.
-Post-secondary education institutions who are leaders in their industry in enrolling, graduating, and placing students of color in competitive jobs/careers may apply; funding must be for programs that directly support student transition from college to career.
-Adult Employment: The primary support for adult employment is through Greater Twin Cities United Way; programs that do not receive United Way funding are eligible to apply for a project grant if they have proven outcomes of providing job training and job placement.

Additional Community Funding Strategies:

Sponsorships (501c3)/Team Member Community Leadership: Wells Fargo is proud to support community events that team members are involved with and that align with the following Wells Fargo local and national priorities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184166

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

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.

Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
-Start-up costs for new organizations
-Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
-Endowment campaigns
-Video or film production
-Promotional items
-Labor activities
-For-profit entities including start-up businesses
-Travel, including student trips

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1

A check is normally sent within 30 days of approval.

Contact Information:

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

Complete the eligibility quiz to access the application portal:

For more information, please contact:
MayKao Fredericks, Vice President
Wells Fargo – Minnesota Region
3030 Nicollet Ave, 2nd Floor
MAC: N5353-020
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Twin Cities Metro Area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Scott