Wells Fargo: Michigan Grant - Upper Peninsula

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

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

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Alger County, Baraga County, Chippewa County, Delta County, Dickinson County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Michigan: Alger County, Baraga County, Chippewa County, Delta County, Dickinson County Expand all

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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 is proud to support organizations that work to strengthen our communities. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Our first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families. “Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.

In Michigan, we make grants in the following areas:

Community Development

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

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


Wells Fargo accepts requests for financial support of nonprofits whose primary focus is to help educational institutions. The primary focus of grant requests should be to promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students. We will also consider requests that provide GED and ESL programs.

Human Services

Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals. These organizations may be involved in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Addressing critical needs such as hunger and homelessness
  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families
  • Provide access to community services

Arts and Culture

Wells Fargo will 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


Wells Fargo will consider requests from organizations that work to create strong environmental practices that:

  • Conserve natural resource
  • Provide environmental education
  • Support the transition 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.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Advertising and promotional items
    • Animal related causes
    • Capital campaigns
    • Endowments
    • For-profit entities including start-up businesses
    • Hospitals
    • Individual higher education institutions
    • Individuals, including scholarship or fellowship assistance
    • International organizations
    • Marketing activities
    • Political, labor, religious or fraternal activities
    • Publications, films or production underwriting
    • Purchase of tables/tickets to fundraising events
    • Recreational programs
    • Single disease issues
    • Sports/athletic group activities
    • Start-up funding for new organizations
    • Travel, including student trips
    • Vehicles
    • Video or film production, including documentaries

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