Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

How do I apply for a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation?

To view information on Wells Fargo's corporate giving programs, please visit our Community Investment page.

Who do I contact with general grant program questions?

For general grant program questions, please call our toll free Grant Program Assistance line at 1-888-234-1999 or email us at grantadministration@wellsfargo.com.

How do I search for a foundation?

You may search for foundations by program area and state served, or by foundation name. Search results are sorted alphabetically by the foundation’s last name.

For example, the John & Mary Smith Foundation would be sorted under “S” for Smith.

If you are unable to locate a specific foundation, please contact us for further assistance at 1-888-234-1999 or email us at grantadministration@wellsfargo.com.

How do I learn more about program areas?

Many of our foundations award grants in specific program areas. To learn more about these program areas, view descriptions.

I do not have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or a federal tax identification number; can I still apply for a grant?

Most formally organized non-individual entities in the United States have an EIN. If you don’t know your EIN, please contact the appropriate individual in your organization to obtain the number. If you are sure your organization does not have an EIN, please contact us for further assistance at 1-888-234-1999.

How to Apply

How do I apply for a grant online?

  • After you have located the foundation you want to apply to, select Apply Online.
  • You will be prompted to create a new grant seeker account, or to login to an existing account.
  • When you create a new grant seeker account you will receive a welcome email. Please save this email for future reference. If you cannot locate this email, please check your spam folder.
  • You only need one grant seeker account, even if you are submitting grant applications to multiple foundations.

Are there limits on how often or how many applications I may submit?

In general, there are no limits on the number of foundations you can apply to as long as you meet their grant guidelines. Most foundations will only accept one application per year. Please refer to the foundation’s grant guidelines for specific details. You must submit a separate grant request for each foundation.

How do I submit attachments to my grant application?

Everything we need is included in the application form. If you complete all required fields on the grant application, you will not need to attach any supporting documentation unless the application specifically requires it or additional documentation is requested in the grant guidelines.

Have you received my grant application?

When you submit your application online you will receive a submission confirmation email containing a copy of your grant application. If you cannot locate this email, please check your spam folder or contact us for further assistance.

What is the status of my grant application?

Please refer to the foundation’s grant guidelines for expected decision dates. If you have not received notification within 30 days of the posted decision date, please email us at grantadministration@wellsfargo.com. Please include the name of the foundation you applied to.

Technical Support

Who do I contact with technical questions?

For technical questions, please call our toll free Grant Technical Assistance line at 1-888-235-4351 or email us at grantadministration@wellsfargo.com.

How do I delete or modify a grant application I submitted online?

Grant seekers are not able to delete or modify grant applications. Please call the Grant Technical Assistance line at 1-888-235-4351 to have your application deleted or modified.

Why don't I see a submit button on the last page of my application?

You will only see a submit button on the last page of your application after you have completed all required fields. If you haven't completed all required fields, the button will show Review & Submit.