Wells Fargo: Iowa Grant - Organizations outside of Central Iowa

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 15, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Fulton County, Henderson County, Henry County, Knox County, Peoria County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Fulton County, Henderson County, Henry County, Knox County, Peoria County Expand all

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NOTE: Grant requests may be submitted at any time between January 1st and the deadline above and are reviewed monthly. Requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month to be reviewed in the following month. Request submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed until the following January.

We appreciate your interest in Wells Fargo's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Wells Fargo, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why Wells Fargo is actively involved in the communities where we live and work, and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed.

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. 

Wells Fargo makes grants in three primary areas:

Community Development

Wells Fargo supports the improvement of our local communities through programs that:

  • Create and sustain affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals
  • Promote economic development by financing small businesses or small farms
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Provide financial education and promote economic empowerment
  • Help to revitalize low- and moderate-income communities


Wells Fargo supports organizations that:

  • Work to eliminate the pre-K – 12th grade achievement gap through services that support low- and moderate-income students.
  • Provide mentoring and out-of-school programs.
  • Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

Human Services

Wells Fargo supports social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits at risk populations and:

  • Addresses critical needs such as hunger and homelessness
  • Promotes leadership, empowerment, and inclusion
  • Promotes wellness education and services

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following area:

Community Engagement

Wells Fargo will consider requests from organizations that enhance a community's quality of life, diversity, and environment through projects involving:

  • Community Beautification
  • Community Education
  • Cultural Diversity
  • 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
  • Arts and cultural educational programs
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental education
  • Transitions to a sustainable environment

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


  • 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.
  • Organizations must have broad community support and address specific community needs, and must be able to demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
  • We make grants to all counties in Iowa outside of Central Iowa (Polk, Dallas and Warren Counties) and the following counties in Western Illinois: Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Peoria, Rock Island, Tazwell, Warren, Woodford and Whiteside.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • International organizations
    • Political, labor, religious, or fraternal activities
    • Travel, including student trips
    • Sports and athletic groups and activities

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