Kansas Grant 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'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 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
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities


We support organizations that:

  • Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students
  • 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

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
  • Give access to community services and education
  • Assist children and families

Wells Fargo also considers requests from organizations that help enhance a community’s quality of life through arts and culture or civic projects.

Financial Education

The success of every community depends on their ability to increase their financial and educational resources. Wells Fargo is committed to the cause of financial education by providing several tools that enhance classroom and extracurricular activities for youth and continued education for adults.

As part of its commitment to financial literacy, Wells Fargo has developed Hands on Banking®, a comprehensive modular curriculum targeting grade 4 to senior citizens. The program has been designed and developed by professional educators and is suitable for either in-classroom use or self-study. It is available in both English and Spanish and can be found online at www.handsonbanking.org or www.elfuturoentusmanos.org.

Wells Fargo also offers a range of financial education workshops covering topics such as the basics of money management, the fundamentals of home buying and getting started with a small business.

Wells Fargo also offers financial education workshops in areas such as:

  • Improving fiscal fitness. This workshop teaches the basics of money management.
  • Becoming a homeowner. Our mortgage division offers free interactive workshops that help individuals and families understand the homebuying process.
  • Starting a business. We provide education to small business owners and those who want to start their own business.


We focus our company-sponsored volunteer efforts on community development, housing, and financial education.

For more information about our financial education tools or volunteer program, please contact:

Desiree S. Coleman
Vice President, Community Relations
Wells Fargo Advisors, Government and Community Relations
1 North Jefferson Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Tel: 314-875-7482

Ashley Williams
Project Coordinator, Community Relations
Wells Fargo Advisors
1 North Jefferson Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Tel: 314-875-7485
Fax: 314-875-7977

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:

  • Multi-year commitments and pledges
  • Capital campaigns
  • Individuals, including scholarship or fellowship assistance
  • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
  • Labor, religious, or fraternal groups such as service clubs or Greek Letter associations
  • Endowments
  • Equipment, including computer hardware and software
  • Marketing activities
  • Sports or athletic groups and activities
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Purchase or maintenance of vehicles
  • Film or video projects, including documentaries
  • For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
  • Travel, including student trips or tours
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Beauty pageants

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

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Please allow up to 120 days for processing of requests. All requests for more than $5,000 should be submitted by May 1.

Organizations approved for grant funding are required to submit a final report 60 days after the final date of completion of the project, using the attached evaluation form. Failure to submit this report will jeopardize future funding opportunities.

Note: Sponsorship projects are not required to present an evaluation form.

For more information please contact:

Cristina Castro-Matukewicz
Community Affairs Manager
Wells Fargo
4725 S. 84th Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Tel: 402-935-2901

Jane Braden
Contributions Administrator
Wells Fargo
10010 Regency Circle, MAC N8004-011
Omaha, NE 68114
Tel: 402-384-5662
Fax: 402-384-5576

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.

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.

May I call during the review period to check on our application status?

We respectfully request that you wait 120 days after submitting a proposal before contacting us regarding your application status. In most cases, you will have heard from us within that period.

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 requesting organizations that have submitted complete proposals, or organizations that have previously been funded.

If we are declined, may we reapply?

Wells Fargo receives far more grant requests from worthy organizations than we can support. If your application is declined, you are welcome to reapply the following year.

When can we expect the check if we are approved?

A check is normally sent out within 30-45 days of approval.

My organization is located in a community where there are no Wells Fargo locations, can I still apply?

Due to high volume of requests we receive, we give priority to proposals from organizations located and providing services in communities where we have a market presence.