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Neighborhood Implementation Renewal Grants

Neighborhood Implementation Renewal Grants (NIRGs) are designed to help select Regional Foundation Implementation Grantees continue momentum in their comprehensive neighborhood revitalization initiatives for sustainability and long term impact.
Neighborhood Implementation Renewal Grants are awarded on a highly competitive basis to Implementation Grantees or Implementation Renewal Grantees who are close to the completion of their current grant period, and whose neighborhood revitalization initiatives have potential for high impact.
Grant size: Each Implementation grantee (or collaborative) is eligible for two, two-year renewal grants at up to $150,000 each.
Selection process: Grants are approved through a competitive review process. For more information on this process, see “How to Apply.”
Evaluation process: All Implementation Renewal Grantees participate in robust evaluation processes designed to inform the neighborhood stakeholders of the project's performance, enhance collaboration, and assess the overall impact of the implementation initiatives.

The evaluation includes:
  • A second systematic survey of residents about the quality of life
  • Quarterly reporting on agreed upon milestones and deliverables
  • Assessing the change in select neighborhood indicators
Potential Grantees must have been a Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Implementation or Implementation Renewal Grantee and are eligible to apply for Neighborhood Implementation Renewal Grants on the application dates posted on this site, as long as they are within six months before or after the closing date of their current grant.

What we do not fund
The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation uses an online grant application process. No paper applications will be accepted.

Prior to applying, you must attend an Intent To Apply Call. The call will provide key information critical to the application process.

Call dates and times are as follows:
April 10th, 2015 at 2:00pm (EST)
April 25th, 2015 at 2:00pm (EST)
July 29th at 2:00 pm (EST)
August 7th at 3:00 pm (EST)
To register for the call and for dial-in information, contact

Ready to get started?
If you need technical assistance during the online application process, click on the "Need Support" link at the bottom of each page.

While no paper applications will be accepted, some attachments may be forwarded to us by mail. When forwarding attachments by mail, please identify the submitting organization’s name, clearly label each attachment, and provide three copies. Attachments may be mailed to the following address:

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
123 S. Broad Street, MAC Y1379-175
Philadelphia, PA 19109

If you have additional questions, please call 215-670-4300.

Review, edit, or continue an application that is already in progress.

The Foundation does not support or consider grant requests for:

General operating costs; strategic or business plans for organizations; “bricks and mortar” projects; individuals; political causes; candidates/organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation; national/international organizations; endowments; capital campaigns; debt reduction; special events

In addition, the Foundation generally does not support:

Pre-college-level private schools, colleges or universities, veteran or fraternal organizations, religious programs or activities, arts/cultural organizations, hospitals or medical centers, or health- and disease-related organizations.
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