John W. Porter Trust – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

John W. Porter Trust

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To improve the lives of the citizens of Long Beach, California through grants to non-profit organizations.

Application deadlines

April 15

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Environment, animals
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served


Geographic limitations

Recipient organizations must be within California, and it has been the foundation’s practice to select grantees benefitting the Long Beach community.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are made to charitable, benevolent, religious, and educational organizations within the state of California, with a historical focus on organizations benefitting the community of Long Beach.


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

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 12
Average total giving per year: $80,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by April 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an automatic email confirming their submission.

About the Foundation

The John W. Porter Trust was established in 1947 under the Last Will and Testament of John W. Porter.

Mr. Porter was born in Ohio in 1857 and resided in Long Beach, California from the 1910s until the time of his death in 1946. His home was located on scenic East Ocean Boulevard between Molino and Temple Avenues.