Benjamin A. Black Charitable Trust for Children – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

Benjamin A. Black Charitable Trust for Children

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To provide economically deprived children, living in central Nebraska, with some of the necessities of life and also some items that will bring joy into their lives such as Christmas gifts.

Application deadlines

March 31

Program areas

Human services

Program limitations

Programs must benefit economically deprived children.

States served


Geographic limitations

Grants must benefit children living in Nebraska, outside of the city limits of Omaha and Lincoln, and preferably those living in the area of central Nebraska.
The trust has a practice of giving in the area of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Population served



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Benjamin A. Black Charitable Trust for Children awards grants to benefit needy and economically deprived children living in Nebraska.

Grants must directly benefit children and not their parents. Grants should not only assist in providing the necessities of life for such children, but also to bring some joy into their lives. For example, it was the donor’s specific intent that some portion of the grant funds be awarded for the purchase and distribution of Christmas gifts.


  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.


Grants are not made to individuals.

Grantmaking priorities

Priority may be given for the purchase and distribution of Christmas presents.

Average giving

Average grant size: $1,000 - $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $25,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by the end of June for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Benjamin A. Black Charitable Trust for Children was established in 1990 to further the legacy and memory of Benjamin A. Black by supporting programs for needy and economically deprived children. Mr. Black was born in 1941 and passed away in 1991. Mr. Black was a resident of Hall County, Nebraska.