Wells Fargo Alabama Grant (For Areas Outside of Birmingham)

Wells Fargo Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Alabama: Autauga County, Baldwin County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Coffee County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Alabama: Autauga County, Baldwin County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Coffee County Expand all

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Overview:

Note: Grant requests are reviewed throughout the calendar year, but should be submitted no later than August 1 for consideration in the calendar year.

Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations that work to strengthen our communities. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Through the volunteer efforts of our enthusiastic team members and our contributions, we share our success with the communities in which we live and work.

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits. 

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas: 

Community Development 

We serve low- and moderate-income communities in the areas of: 

  • Affordable housing 
  • Financial literacy
  • Employment training and job development (workforce development)
  • Community revitalization and stabilization

Education

We support organizations and programs that: 

  • Work to eliminate the K–12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based school programs 
  • Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups

Wells Fargo also considers grants to organizations that support the following areas:

Arts and Culture 

  • Arts and culture, science, and history organizations that advance education 
  • Access and participation in cultural experiences for the broader community

Civic Engagement

  • Civic leadership and cultural diversity 

Environment

  • Preserve our environment through education programs 

Human Services

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

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

Eligibility:

  • Wells Fargo makes contributions to organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as well as qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems. 
  • In Alabama, we serve the following regions and counties:
    • Central Alabama - Calhoun, Clay, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Talladega, Tuscaloosa
    • North Alabama - Colbert, Cullman, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan
    • Southeast Alabama- Autuga, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Houston, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa
    • Coastal Alabama- Baldwin, Mobile

Ineligibility:

  • We typically don't support organizations operating for fewer than 2 years after receiving 501(c)(3) status.
  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • International organizations
    • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in programs that are non-sectarian, benefit a broad base of the community, and have a separate 501(c)(3) designation
    • Private foundations
    • Political action committees, causes, or candidates
    • Fraternal and alumni organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
    • Recreational, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
    • Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
    • Animal benefit programs


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