Wells Fargo makes grants in the following areas:
We support the improvement of low- and moderate-income communities through programs that:
- Create and sustain affordable housing
- Promote economic development by financing small businesses or farms
- Provide job training and workforce development
- Revitalize and stabilize communities
We support K-12 institutions and related organizations that:
- Promote academic achievement for low to moderate income students with a focus on math, science and technology, and literacy
- Provide training for teachers and administrators who work with low- and moderate-income students
- Encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community
We support social and human service organizations whose work benefits low- and moderate-income individuals and communities, including programs that:
- Provide basic needs assistance
- Ensure access to health education programs and quality health care
- Offer child care services
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.
Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
- For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
- International organizations
- Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
- Labor, religious or fraternal groups
- Community and family foundations and single-issue or cause-related foundations
- Equipment requests, including computer hardware or software
- Marketing activities
- Sports/athletic group activities
- Film or video projects, including documentaries
- Travel-related expenses, including student trips or tours
- Promotional merchandise
- Capital campaigns
In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications will be accepted January 3 through September 30. Applications submitted between October 1 and December 31 will not be accepted. Only one grant or sponsorship per calendar year per agency will be considered. Please submit your request through our online application; requests sent via U.S. mail, e-mail, by fax, or through a Wells Fargo team member will be returned.
For more information, please contact:
Andrew Tweedie, Assistant Vice President
1300 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
“Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.
Grant proposals are reviewed throughout the calendar year. You will typically be notified of our decision no later than 120 days after we receive your fully completed application.
We respectfully request that you wait 90-120 days after submitting your proposal before calling to check on its status. In most cases, you will have heard from us within that period.
Due to the volume of requests we receive, it is not always possible to personally visit each organization. When we do make site visits, they are only to organizations that have submitted complete proposals, or organizations that we have previously funded.
Wells Fargo receives far more grant requests from worthy organizations than we can support. You are welcome to reapply the following year.
A check is normally sent within 30 days of approval.