Wells Fargo Arkansas Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

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

Location of project: Arkansas

Location of residency: Arkansas

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NOTE: Applications are accepted from January 1 through the deadline above on a rolling basis. 

Our Giving Priorities

Wells Fargo makes contributions in areas that we believe are important to the future of our nation’s vitality and success. Our first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low and moderate income individuals and families. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse and vibrant.

“Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.

Wells Fargo makes grants in the following focus areas:

Community Development

We support the improvement of low- and moderate-income communities through programs that:

  • Facilitate financial education and empowerment
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities


We support organizations that:

  • Promote K-12 academic achievement for low and moderate income students with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math
  • Encourages school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community and the business community
  • Advance teaching through recruitment, professional development, support and retention of teachers

Arts and Culture

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance community diversity through:

  • Access to cultural experiences for low and moderate income individuals
  • Availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity

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  • 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. 


  • Wells Fargo prefers to fund general operating support and measurable, outcome-driven programs that align with our giving priorities.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • For-profit entities
    • National initiatives (however, we do encourage requests from local affiliates for programs occurring in our region)
    • Start-up funding for new organizations
    • 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
    • Political action committees, causes, or candidates
    • Organizations designed primarily for lobbying or labor activities
    • Alumni and fraternal organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
    • Travel, including conferences, seminars, tours and student trips
    • Video or film production, including documentaries
  • Requests that receive lower priority:
    • Private foundations
    • Endowment or capital campaigns
    • Recreation, athletic, or sports teams, or leagues
    • Hospital, clinics and single-disease issues
    • Animal benefit programs
    • Fundraising dinners or events and tickets to fundraising events
    • Marketing, advertising and promotional items or merchandise