Nevada 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 the following 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 K-12 institutions and related organizations that:

  • Promote academic achievement for low to moderate income students with a focus on math, science and technology, and literacy.
  • Provide GED and ESL programs
  • As part of our commitment to financial literacy Wells Fargo has developed Hands on Banking® / El Futuro en Tus Manos®, a comprehensive modular curriculum targeting age groups ranging from grade 4 to senior citizens

Human Services

Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals. These organizations may be involved in a variety of areas, including:

  • Addressing critical needs such as hunger and homelessness
  • Give access to community services
  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

Arts and Culture

Wells Fargo also considers requests from organizations that help enhance a community's quality of life through arts, culture or civic projects, and other activities that provide diverse opportunities for a community’s residents

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:

  • Endowments
  • Marketing activities or charitable advertisements
  • Individuals, including scholarship or fellowship assistance
  • For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
  • Sectarian or religious organizations
  • Fraternal, labor, military or professional associations or similar membership groups
  • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
  • Sports/athletic groups and activities
  • Equipment, including computer hardware and software
  • Film or video production, including documentaries
  • Travel, including conferences, seminars, tours and student trips
  • Hospitals
  • Vehicles
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Research projects
  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising dinners or events
  • General operating expenses

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.

Apply Now

The Nevada Region accepts applications from January 1 to August 1. However, we recommend that you submit as early in the year as possible.

For more information, please contact:

Emerlinda Castillejo
Community Affairs Officer
Wells Fargo
3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy., 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89169
MAC S4733-032
(702) 791-6520 (Direct)

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 60 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 60 days after submitting your proposal before calling to check on its 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 proposals 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 organizations that we have previously funded.

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.

When can we expect to receive a check if we are approved?

A check is normally sent within 30 days of approval.