The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust

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To provide grants to tax-exempt organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

Application deadlines

April 1

Program areas

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

States served


Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting charitable organizations located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach, Florida.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust awards grants to organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.


  • 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.


Grants are not made for political purposes, or to organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sexual or religious preference, age or gender.

Average giving

Average grant size: $10,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $150,000

Application period and deadlines

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


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by 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

Frank L. Weyenberg was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on March 26, 1882. In 1892, the Weyenberg family entered into a partnership to sell shoes. Frank L. Weyenberg entered his family’s shoe business in 1897 at age 15. By 1906, he was president of the Weyenberg Shoe Manufacturing Co., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Weyenberg was president of the company until 1962, when he became Chairman of the Board, a position he held until he retired in 1968. During his time as president and chairman, company sales grew dramatically. Mr. Weyenberg remained on the Board of Directors of the company, now called the Weyco Group, until his death in 1976. Mr. Weyenberg had a second home in Palm Beach, Florida for many, many years and was a Florida resident at his death. Mr. Weyenberg’s generosity will continue to benefit people for many years to come.