Wells Fargo: Mississippi Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 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 Mississippi: Forrest County, Harrison County, Hinds County, Jackson County, Lamar County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Mississippi: Forrest County, Harrison County, Hinds County, Jackson County, Lamar County Expand all

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Overview:

NOTE: Grant requests are reviewed throughout the calendar year but should be received no later than the deadline above. 

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.

In Mississippi, we serve the following regions and counties:

  • Jackson and Central Mississippi: Hinds, Madison, and Rankin
  • South Mississippi: Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, and Lamar

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. Through the volunteer efforts of our enthusiastic team members and our contributions, we share our success with the communities in which we live and work.

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas:

Community Development

We serve low- and moderate-income communities in the areas of:

  • Affordable housing
  • Financial literacy
  • Employment training and job development (workforce development)
  • Community Revitalization and Stabilization

Education

We support organizations and programs that:

  • Work to eliminate the K–12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based school programs
  • Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups

Wells Fargo also considers grants to organizations that support the following areas:

Arts and Culture

  • Arts and culture, science, and history organizations that advance education
  • Access and participation in cultural experiences for the broader community

Civic Engagement

  • Civic leadership and cultural diversity

Environment

  • Preserve our environment through education programs

Human Services

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

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

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  •  We typically don't support organizations operating for fewer than 2 years after receiving 501(c)(3) status.
  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • 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
    • Private foundations
    • Political action committees, causes, or candidates
    • Fraternal and alumni organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
    • Recreational, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
    • Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
    • Animal benefit programs
    • Golf Tournaments 


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