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Corporate Giving – Texas Guidelines

We appreciate your interest in Wells Fargo's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Wells Fargo, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why Wells Fargo is actively involved in the communities where we live and work, and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed.

Wells Fargo serves Texas counties organized into the following regions:
Region Counties Served
Austin and Surrounding Communities Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Comal, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Llano, Travis, Williamson
Dallas/Fort Worth Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise
El Paso El Paso
Greater Texas Aransas, Archer, Austin, Bowie, Brazos, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Clay, Dallam, DeWitt, Ector, Fayette, Freestone, Garza, Gonzales, Grimes, Hale, Hardin, Hartley, Hidalgo, Hill, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Midland, Montague, Nueces, Orange, Potter, Randall, Robertson, San Patricio, Swisher, Tom Green, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wichita, Willacy, Yoakum
Houston Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend , Galveston, Harris, Montgomery
San Antonio and Surrounding Communities Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Wilson
Wells Fargo makes contributions in areas that we believe are important to the future of our nation's vitality and success. Our first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low-and moderate-income individuals and families. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant.

Wells Fargo focuses our giving in several areas:

Community Development
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting and improving our local communities. We make grants 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

As part of its commitment to financial literacy Wells Fargo has developed Hands on Banking®, a comprehensive modular curriculum targeting students that range in age from grade 4 through senior citizens. The program has been designed and developed by professional educators and is suitable for either classroom use or self-study. Lessons are aligned with Texas state education standards for grades 4 through 12. It is available in both English and Spanish and can be found online at www.handsonbanking.org or www.elfuturoentusmanos.org.



Education
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting programs that:
  • Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students with a priority emphasis on K-12
  • Provide training for teachers and administrators working with low- and moderate-income students
  • Encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Human Services
Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals.
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
Civic Engagement
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


Environment
Wells Fargo will consider requests for programs that:
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Provide environmental education
  • Support the transition to a sustainable environment
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:
  • Individuals
  • Advertising
  • Start-up funding for new organizations
  • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Video or film production
  • Promotional items
  • Labor activities
  • Vehicles
  • For-profit entities including small start-up businesses
  • Travel, including student trips

Austin and Surrounding CommunitiesShow Details

 
If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits in with our philanthropic goals and objectives, we encourage you to proceed with our online application.

Grant requests may be submitted and are reviewed throughout the calendar year. All requests are reviewed locally. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by September 30th.

How to apply for event sponsorship (a non-marketing sponsorship request)
Wells Fargo often sponsors events, such as fundraising walks and community fairs, or purchases tables at such events. We will review these requests monthly, January – September. Please apply with a minimum of 90 days prior to the event for consideration. In order to be considered for funding, proceed with our online application.
Austin & Surrounding Communities
Counties: Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Llano, Travis, and Williamson

For more information, please contact:
Theresa Alvarez, Vice President and Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo
111 Congress Avenue, 2nd Floor
Austin, TX 78701 (512) 794-2744 (Direct)
Email: theresa.alvarez@wellsfargo.com

Dallas/Fort WorthShow Details

 
If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits in with our philanthropic goals and objectives, we encourage you to proceed with our online application.

Grant requests may be submitted and are reviewed throughout the calendar year. All requests are reviewed locally. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by September 30th.

How to apply for event sponsorship (a non-marketing sponsorship request)
Wells Fargo often sponsors events, such as fundraising walks and community fairs, or purchases tables at such events. We will review these requests monthly, January – September. Please apply with a minimum of 90 days prior to the event for consideration. In order to be considered for funding, proceed with our online application.
For more information, please contact:

Sherry J. Key, Vice President and Community Affairs Manager
Wells Fargo
201 Main Street, Suite 200,
MAC T9639-020 Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 334-7078 (Direct)
Email: sherry.j.key@wellsfargo.com

El PasoShow Details

 
Wells Fargo will accept grant proposals January through September in the categories, and with the submission and review deadlines listed below:
  • Arts and Culture/Civic and Miscellaneous
    • Grant deadline — February 15
    • Award grants — March - May
  • Health and Human Services
    • Grant deadline — April 15
    • Award grants — May - July
  • Education/Financial Education
    • Grant deadline — June 15
    • Award grants — July - August
  • Housing/Economic Development/ Environment
    • Grant deadline — August 15
    • Award grants — September – December


Please note that while a grant may be selected for funding in the months noted above, check disbursement will vary over the year.If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits our giving priorities, we encourage you to proceed with our online application.

How to apply for event sponsorship (a non-marketing sponsorship request)
Wells Fargo often sponsors events, such as fundraising walks and community fairs, or purchases tables at such events. We will review these requests monthly, January – September. Please apply with a minimum of 90 days prior to the event for consideration. In order to be considered for funding, proceed with our online application.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Riordan
Vice President
Community Affairs Representative
(505) 766-7320 (Direct)
Jennifer.riordan@wellsfargo.com

Greater TexasShow Details

 
If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits in with our philanthropic goals and objectives, we encourage you to submit a proposal that includes all items listed below. The proposal should not exceed ten pages, including the organization’s mission and major accomplishments.

Proposal Checklist
  • 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS, or non-profit designation as a governmental or tribal entity
  • Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
  • Specific dollar amount requested
  • Agency’s current operating budget
  • Most recent audited financial statement
  • Project budget
  • List of board members and key staff members and their responsibilities
  • List of major funding sources
  • Evidence that requested funds will serve low- and moderate-income populations, if applicable
For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Riordan
Vice President
Community Affairs Representative
(505) 766-7320 (Direct)
Jennifer.riordan@wellsfargo.com

Send completed proposals by U.S. mail to the office serving your county:

Bryan/College Station
Counties: Brazos, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington
Wells Fargo
MAC T0383-010
3000 Briarcrest, 1st Floor
Bryan, TX 77802

Coastal Bay
Counties: Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio
Wells Fargo
MAC T7920-010
615 N. Upper Broadway, Suite B
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Coastal Bend
Counties: Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
Wells Fargo
1910 East Main Street, 1st Floor
MAC T7901-010
Alice, TX 78332

Crossroads
Counties: Calhoun, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Victoria
Wells Fargo
4800 N. Navarro Street, 1st Floor
MAC T0400-010
Victoria, TX 77904

Lower Brazos Valley
Counties: Austin, Brazoria, Matagorda, Waller
Wells Fargo
2 E. Main Street
MAC T0329-010
Bellville, TX 77418

Lower Rio Grande Valley
Counties: Cameron
Wells Fargo
835 E. Levee, Floor
MAC T7924-011
Brownsville TX 78520

Lubbock
Counties: Garza, Hale, Lubbock, Swisher, Yoakum
Wells Fargo
1500 Broadway 1st Floor
MAC T3203-011
Lubbock, TX 79401

Concho-Permian
Counties: Ector, Howard, Midland, Tom Green
Wells Fargo
500 W Texas Ave 1st Floor
MAC T3107-011
Midland, TX 79701

Upper Rio Grande Valley
Counties: Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Webb
Wells Fargo
120 West Nolana Street
MAC T7922-010
McAllen, TX 78504

Golden Triangle
Counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Orange
Wells Fargo
6250 Delaware Street, 1st Floor
MAC T0382-010
Beaumont, TX 77706

Texarkana
Counties: Bowie, Cass
Wells Fargo
2900 Saint Michael Drive, 2nd Floor
MAC T9257-020
Texarkana, TX 75503

Panhandle
Counties: Dallam, Hartley, Potter, Randall
Wells Fargo
905 S. Fillmore St, Suite 701
MAC T3005-071
Amarillo, TX 79101

Waco Brazos Valley
Counties: Freestone, Hill, Leon, McLennan
Wells Fargo
1105 Wooded Acres Drive, Suite 600
MAC T9915-062
Waco TX 76710

Wichita Falls
Counties: Archer, Clay, Montague, Wichita
Wells Fargo
2301 Kell Blvd
MAC T9904-010
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Houston Show Details

 
If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits in with our philanthropic goals and objectives, we encourage you to proceed with our online application. Grant requests may be submitted and are reviewed throughout the calendar year. All requests are reviewed locally. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by October 15th.

How to apply for event sponsorship (a non-marketing sponsorship request)
Wells Fargo often sponsors events, such as fundraising walks and community fairs, or purchases tables at such events. We will review these requests monthly, January – September. Please apply with a minimum of 90 days prior to the event for consideration. In order to be considered for funding, proceed with our online application.
For more information, please contact:

Richard R. Torres, Community Affairs Representative
1000 Louisiana St., 16th Floor
MAC T0002-161
Houston, TX 77002 (713) 319-1787 (Direct)
Email: richard.r.torres@wellsfargo.com

San Antonio and Surrounding CommunitiesShow Details

 
If your organization meets Wells Fargo’s eligibility requirements and fits in with our philanthropic goals and objectives, we encourage you to proceed with our online application.

Grant requests may be submitted and are reviewed throughout the calendar year. All requests are reviewed locally. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by September 30th.

How to apply for event sponsorship (a non-marketing sponsorship request)
Wells Fargo often sponsors events, such as fundraising walks and community fairs, or purchases tables at such events. We will review these requests monthly, January – September. Please apply with a minimum of 90 days prior to the event for consideration. In order to be considered for funding, proceed with our online application.
San Antonio and Surrounding Communities
Counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, and Wilson

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer M. Moriarty, Vice President and Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo
40 N.E. Loop 410, MAC T7534-010
San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 856-5133 (Direct)
Email: Jennifer.m.moriarty@wellsfargo.com
1. How do you define "low-and moderate-income" individuals and families?
“Low-and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.
2. How long does it take for a proposal to be reviewed?
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.
3. May I call during the review period to check on our application status?
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.
4. Will someone from Wells Fargo make a site visit to our organization?
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 to organizations we have previously funded.
5. If we are declined, may we reapply?
Wells Fargo receives far more grant requests from worthy organizations than we can support each year. If your proposal is declined you are welcome to reapply the following year.
6. When can we expect the check if we are approved?
A check is normally sent out within 30 to 45 days of approval.