CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) Grant

United States Conference of Mayors

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Anticipated deadline: Oct 8, 2020 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $50,000 - US $500,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Business Development Employment Services Job Creation

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Goal of this grant funding

Wells Fargo Bank and the Wells Fargo Foundation, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, aim to award $1 million this year to support local nonprofits with the CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant program.

Background

In January 2015, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo announced a new collaboration, the CommunityWINS grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country.

The USCM and Wells Fargo are committed to providing the opportunity for cities across the United States, through local nonprofits, to invest in and promote the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their communities. Together, we’re focused on strengthening and expanding communities, removing blight and rebuilding communities, recognizing outstanding leadership and innovative solutions, and identifying these initiatives and best practices.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Every member city of the USCM is eligible to apply for the CommunityWINS Grant Program.
  • Applications must include a Letter of Support from the Mayor.
  • A city may nominate up to three eligible nonprofit organizations of the city’s choice to apply.
  • The eligible nonprofit must represent a U.S. based IRS qualified charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a valid tax identification number.
  • The eligible programs must address one of the following segments:
    • Neighborhood stabilization — projects designed to stimulate growth, stability, and assist in removing blight and rebuilding communities
    • Economic development — projects designed to promote business development
    • Job creation — projects to aid in local job creation or assist in job training
  • All programs must be initiated with the full support of the mayor to be eligible, including those developed and implemented in collaboration with the private sector, community groups, and other partners
  • Cities applying for the award must be in good membership standing with USCM.