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Corporate Giving – Wyoming 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 makes contributions in areas that we believe are important to the future of our nation and local community'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 in the Wyoming Region makes grants in three primary areas:

Community Development
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

Education and Financial Education
We support K-12 institutions and nonprofit 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
  • Provide financial education programming and resources to all ages

Human Services
We consider requests from social and human service organizations that work primarily in low- and moderate-income communities to:
  • Provide basic needs assistance
  • Ensure access to health education programs and quality health care
  • Offer child care services

Environmental Programs
We support environmental work of nonprofits and community projects with environmental benefits.

Wells Fargo also considers requests from organizations that help enhance a community’s quality of life through arts and culture, or civic projects.
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
  • 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 teams
  • Vehicles
  • Film or video projects, including documentaries
  • Travel-related expenses, including student trips or tours
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Multi-year requests
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. Organizations that serve a specific community are encouraged to contact their nearest Wells Fargo store to submit a grant proposal.

Proposal Checklist
  • 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS, or non-profit designation as a governmental or tribal entity
  • Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
  • Background and purpose of your organization
  • Specific dollar amount requested
  • Agency’s operating budget
  • Project or program budget
  • List of board members and key staff members and their responsibilities

Address inquiries to:

Tim Kugler Regional President
P.O. Box 2799
Casper, WY 82601
MAC C7803-011
Phone: 307-235-7612
Fax: 307-235-7641
Email: tim.kugler@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?
Although grant proposals are reviewed throughout the year, submitting requests earlier in the year provides the best opportunity for funding availability. 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 at least 90 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 grant requests, or organizations that 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. You are welcome to reapply the following year.
6. When can we expect to receive a check if we are approved?
A check is normally sent within 30 days of approval.