Wells Fargo: Massachusetts Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

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

Location of project: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Massachusetts

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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 communities’ vitality and success. We focus our giving along a continuum of community development, education and human services to help at-risk young people, ages 0-17, living in low- to moderate-income communities have equal access to opportunity by:

  • Creating a foundation for success through quality day care & early educational opportunities – Focus Ages: 0-5 yr olds
  • Instilling the ability and confidence to choose a positive path through education programs that close the achievement gap and develop leadership skills – Focus Ages: 10-14 yr olds
  • Developing the skills needed to achieve economic mobility through college and career readiness – Focus Ages: 14-17 yr olds

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Human Services

  • Elimination of food insecurity through support of food banks, school-based feeding programs and urban community gardens
  • Creation of affordable housing to provide safe, stable homes for individuals and families
  • Health and wellbeing programs providing trauma-informed care for young people facing mental health challenges brought on by poverty

Military Veterans

  • Health and wellbeing programs for military veterans and their families to ensure they collectively succeed in civilian life

Arts and Culture

  • Facilitating access to and participation in cultural experiences for young people
  • Ensuring the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity

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.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Alumni organizations
    • Animal-related causes (for example, rescue societies)
    • Beauty pageants
    • Capital or endowment campaigns
    • Film or video production, including documentaries
    • For-profit entities
    • Foundations, including community and family foundations and single-issue or cause-related foundations
    • Fundraising dinners or events and tickets to fundraising events
    • Hospitals and clinics
    • Individual sports teams including youth sports teams and leagues
    • Individuals including those seeking scholarships, fellowships, or sponsors for a particular cause
    • International organizations
    • Labor, religious, fraternal, military, and professional association activities 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
    • Marketing, advertising and promotional items or merchandise
    • Multi-year commitments and pledges
    • National initiatives (however, we do encourage requests from local affiliates for programs occurring in our region)
    • Organizations designed primarily for lobbying
    • Organizations outside of Wells Fargo communities
    • Personnel and operating expenses
    • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
    • Research projects
    • Single disease issues
    • Travel, including conferences, seminars, tours and student trips