Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Our contributions are primarily directed to Community Development, Education, and Human Services. Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits.
In addition, Wells Fargo has consistently been one of the leading contributors to United Way organizations in the Rocky Mountain Region, in terms of both employee and corporate contributions.
Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
- Organizations that are not designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS
- Organizations outside of Wells Fargo communities
- For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
- Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
- Labor, religious or fraternal groups
- Individuals, including scholarships or fellowship assistance
- Sports and athletic groups and activities
- Equipment requests, including computer hardware or software
- Marketing and promotional activities or merchandise
- Start-up costs for organization
- Video or film production
- Research projects
- Promotional merchandise
- Animal related causes
- Multi-year requests
Wells Fargo Donation/Grant
If your organization is requesting program or general support only you are eligible to apply via our online donation application.
Funding requests are accepted anytime throughout the year and are reviewed monthly. Only one request per calendar year per agency will be considered. Please submit your request through our online application by clicking on Apply Now below. You will typically receive a response within 60 days of submitting the request. Requests sent via U.S. mail, e-mail, fax, or through a Wells Fargo team member will be returned.
Katie Rollyson, Wells Fargo Community Affairs
Wells Fargo Marketing Sponsorship
If your organization is requesting an event marketing sponsorship for an upcoming event you are eligible to apply via our sponsorship website. Please note all requests must be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to an event for consideration. To apply for a Wells Fargo marketing sponsorship please click on the link below.
For more Marketing Sponsorship information, please contact:
Brinn Pfeiffer, Marketing Consultant
“Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.
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.
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.
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.
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.