Wells Fargo: Connecticut Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County, Middlesex County, New Haven County

Location of residency: United States

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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.

Primary Areas

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas: 

Community Development 

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

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


We support organizations and programs that: 

  • Work to eliminate pre-K – 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs 
  • Support post-secondary education

Additional Areas

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Arts and Culture 

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

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

Civic Engagement

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance a community’s quality of life through projects involving: 

  • Public policy 
  • Community beautification
  • Civic leadership
  • Citizen education
  • Cultural diversity


We are committed to building strong environmental practices through programs that: 

  • Conserve natural resources 
  • Protect endangered species
  • Preserve the global environment

Human Services

We consider requests from social and human service organizations that: 

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families 
  • Ensure access to health education programs and quality health care

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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.
  • In Connecticut, we serve the counties of Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • For-profit entities
    • 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
    • Fraternal activities
    • Endowments
    • Alumni organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, or parochial)
    • Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
  • Requests that receive lower priority:
    • Private foundations 
    • Recreation, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues