Wells Fargo: Maryland Grant - Cultural Excellence Grants

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Baltimore city

Location of residency: Counties in Maryland: Baltimore County, Baltimore city

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Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence Grants celebrate the creativity of our cultural sector and express our belief that together we can open young minds to experiences, talents, and dreams they may not otherwise develop. Cultural Excellence Grants will be awarded to art, culture, science, and history organizations that promote education through innovative school collaborations and non-traditional teaching. Your grant request should focus on this question:

“How could your organization use $10,000 to provide educational experiences for youth in Baltimore City or County?”

We will award approximately 10 – 15 Cultural Excellence Grants totaling over $100,000. Any art, culture, science or history organization operating in Baltimore City or Baltimore County may apply. Cultural Excellence Grants will be the only Wells Fargo grants provided in Maryland to organizations of this kind in 2017. 

Your request may focus on a new or existing program. We will be looking for creativity, educational value, a focus on low to moderate income students and clear goals for impact.

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


  • Any 501(c)3 nonprofit art, culture, history or science organization that is delivering their program in Baltimore City and Baltimore County may apply.
    • This includes museums, theaters, historical sites, science centers, and other institutions whose primary mission is not K – 12 education.


  • Athletic programs, private foundations, and supporting organizations (sub-classified as 509(a) 3) are not eligible.

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