Committed to the financial well-being of Native communities.

We're focused on working together with Native communities and tribal businesses to provide capital and financial services in order to create lasting prosperity now, and for many generations to come.

In 2018, we committed to investing $50 million, over 5 years, to serve the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. In consultation with tribal members and leaders, we have identified the following areas of focus:

  • Renewable energy
  • Clean water
  • Down payment assistance
  • Homeownership advancement
  • Affordable housing development
  • Leadership and career development
  • Capacity building for national 501(c)(3) organizations and Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving small businesses in Native communities
  • Financial literacy and capability training
  • Asset-building programs for tribal members
  • Cultural awareness and language preservation
If you are interested in learning more about our Native Community Builder Grant Program, please contact Cora Gaane, National Tribal Philanthropy Leader, at AIANPhilanthropy@wellsfargo.com.

Indigenous Peoples Statement

We've been having on-going discussions with tribal leaders to better understand the challenges of today, and how we can better work together. The Indigenous Peoples Statement is our commitment to you:

"We respect Indigenous Peoples' rights to determine their own way of life on their own lands, according to their time-honored cultures, traditions, and beliefs. We recognize the rights of these communities to meaningful and appropriate consultation regarding issues affecting their sacred lands and natural resources–traditionally owned or otherwise occupied and used–today and for future generations."

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How the First Native American in Space is Inspiring Students.

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is helping Native American students connect with STEM careers, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.

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Generosity through Food.

The Makah Tribe has depended on the ocean for its food and livelihood for thousands of years. Now a new state-of-the-art fishing dock is helping establish economic stability for generations to come.

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Affordable Solar Power to the People.

Thanks to new solar panels made possible by GRID Alternatives and Wells Fargo, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has seen her utility bills drop significantly.

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Increasing Homeownership.

First Nations Oweesta Corporation teamed up with Wells Fargo & Company to offer $500,000 home down payment assistance aimed at increasing U.S. homeownership opportunities for Native Americans.

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Creating Jobs through Solar Power.

Wells Fargo commits $5 million to establish GRID Alternatives' Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund–supporting solar projects and job training in tribal communities.

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Community through Entrepreneurial Success.

Theresa Desautel's restaurant on the Colville Reservation in Washington state is not only changing palates but views about what's possible.

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For over 50 years, Wells Fargo has served the financial needs of Native American and Alaska Native communities. As the leading provider of capital and financial services to tribes and tribal-owned enterprises, we have developed banking relationships with more than 400 tribal nations and business entities with approximately $2.5 billion in credit commitments and $2.5 billion in deposits.

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Our bankers have extensive experience working with tribal governments, tribal-owned enterprises and native-led non-profit organizations. To learn more, contact Dawson Her Many Horses, Native American Business Leader, at: nativebanking@wellsfargo.com.