Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million, along with mobilizing 4.7 million team member volunteer hours, to build and rehabilitate 7,100 homes and counting.
We are a community leader dedicated to creating affordable and sustainable housing, and investing in neighborhood revitalization efforts to build stronger communities.
We work with nonprofit organizations to create affordable and sustainable housing initiatives serving low- and moderate-income households, including those for seniors, veterans, and under-served families. We build stronger communities by investing and volunteering in support of neighborhood revitalization efforts.
To accomplish this mission, we collaborate with established local and national nonprofit housing organizations that demonstrate the ability to create affordable and sustainable housing for low-to-moderate income families, seniors, and veterans, and to revitalize neighborhoods.
Read more to find out if your organization is eligible.
Team Member Volunteer Program
Our Team Member Volunteer Program (TMVP) provides financial support to eligible 501(c)(3) public nonprofit housing organizations when Wells Fargo team members help build, renovate, paint, or repair a home for low-to-moderate income homebuyers or homeowners.
To inquire about this program, reach out to your local Wells Fargo contact to determine if they are interested in putting together a volunteer team and applying for a TMVP grant. The Wells Fargo team member can then complete a TMVP application if they have volunteers to assist in a build. The application must be completed and submitted by a Wells Fargo team member at least 45 days prior to volunteerism.
While eligibility is a first step towards approval, it does not guarantee support. The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation receives many more requests than it can possibly support. Consequently, we must turn down many deserving projects.
Grant funding depends on the number of volunteer hours the local Wells Fargo team can contribute. The more they volunteer, the more they can earn for the nonprofit organization.
|Funding Tier||Wells Fargo Volunteer Hour Requirement||Funding Level|
|Level 1||Minimum of 60 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $10,000 |
|Level 2 ||Minimum of 300 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $15,000 |
|Level 3 ||Minimum of 600 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $30,000 |
|Level 4 ||Minimum of 900 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $45,000 |
|Level 5 ||Minimum of 1,200 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $60,000 |
|Level 6 ||Minimum of 1,500 hours by volunteer team ||Up to $75,000 |
A $5,000 maximum incentive per application is available for projects that serve the military, use green components, enable senior citizens to age in place, or work on foreclosed or abandoned properties.
Team Member Volunteer Program application submission period
The application submission period is open from mid-November through the last business day in September or until annual TMVP funding is fully committed.
Homeownership Counseling Grant Program
Our Homeownership Counseling Grant Program (HCGP) provides financial resources to local nonprofit housing organizations to create affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI) people. This is a small grants program. The average size grant is approximately $7,500. The grant program focuses on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education, and foreclosure prevention activities. All grants are reviewed by a local Wells Fargo Housing Foundation charitable giving manager and committee for decision.
We provide grants for costs directly associated with programs or projects that qualify as an HCGP program segment.
See program requirements and restrictions for more information on eligibility and requirements for our grant program.
Eligible applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for funding. Those who submit applications during the HCGP submission periods will be notified in writing about funding decisions by the adjacent decision date. Incomplete proposals may delay the decision date. Applicants submitting proposals online will receive an immediate email confirmation that their application has been received. Should the submission-period end date fall on a weekend or holiday, the submission period will extend to the next business day after the original submission period end date.
- January 2 – January 31, 2017 (decisions made by May 31, 2017)
- June 1 – 30, 2017 (decisions made by October 31, 2017)
You can submit a new application or return to an existing application or review the Homeownership Counseling Grant Program Application Guide for screenshots and helpful hints to help complete your application.
Our VeteranWINSSM Grant Program provides financial resources to help invest, strengthen, and support sustainable military and veteran housing programs. Grant dollars may be utilized for new construction, capital improvement/ rehabilitation work, and supportive services projects that focus on neighborhood revitalization and stabilization efforts. Wells Fargo is committed to working with local nonprofits to provide solutions in support of efforts to address safe and secure housing for all veterans, specifically veterans at-risk of becoming homeless and/or homeless veterans.
Read our VeteranWINS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for more information on eligibility and requirements for our grant program.
|Market Size||Population||# of Grants Available||Grant Size|
|Large||250,000 plus residents
||75,000 to 249,999 residents
||Up to 74,999 residents
Eligible applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for funding. Those who submit applications during the following submission period will be notified in writing about funding decisions by the adjacent decision date. Incomplete proposals may delay the decision date. Applicants submitting proposals online will receive an immediate email confirmation that their application has been received. Should the submission period end date fall on a weekend or holiday, the submission period will extend to the next business day after the original submission period end date
February 21, 2017 – March 17, 2017 (decisions made by late June 2017)
You can submit a new application, return to an existing application, or review the VeteranWINS application guide for screenshots and helpful hints to help complete your application.
If you are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization having difficulty accessing, inputting information, or submitting a VeteranWINS online application during an application submission period identified above, contact the CyberGrants support desk directly by sending an email to email@example.com.
New applications can only be accessed and completed during the stated submission periods identified above. For information relative to the application, refer to the VeteranWINS application guide.