Elmer Roe Deaver Foundation – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

The Elmer Roe Deaver Foundation

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To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs benefit Philadelphia area residents to help relieve poverty.

Application deadlines

June 1

Program areas

Human services

Program limitations

Grants are awarded to qualified 501(c)(3)organizations that benefit Philadelphia area residents to help relieve poverty.

States served


Geographic limitations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Elmer Roe Deaver Foundation awards grants to organizations whose programs help relieve poverty to Philadelphia area residents.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through our online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $10,000 - $20,000
Average total giving per year: $80,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by June 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in July.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Elmer Roe Deaver Foundation was established by Elmer Roe Deaver in 1947. Mr. Deaver served for many years as President of the Quaker City Life Insurance Company in Pennsylvania. He died on July 7, 1953.