Wells Fargo: Nebraska Grant

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 1, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

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

Location of project: Counties in Nebraska: Adams County, Box Butte County, Buffalo County, Cherry County, Cuming County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Nebraska: Adams County, Box Butte County, Buffalo County, Cherry County, Cuming County Expand all

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NOTE: Grant requests are accepted from January 1st to the deadline above. However, we recommend that you submit as early in the year as possible. Local decisions are usually made within 120 days after receiving the online request.

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 Nebraska we serve the following communities.

  • Omaha Metro Area
    • Cities: Omaha, Bellevue, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston
  • Greater Nebraska
    • Cities: Alliance, Beatrice, Bridgeport, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, McCook, Norfolk, North Platte, Scott Bluffs, Valentine, West Point

Our Giving Priorities: Grants

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 prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for non-profits.

Wells Fargo’s primary focus in Nebraska is to support financial education opportunities that enable youth and adults to learn about:

  • Identify "needs" vs. "wants"
  • Plan early for the future
  • Increase earning potential by learning new skills
  • Build a budget or spending plan
  • Become an entrepreneur by starting their own business venture
  • Build credit wisely and avoid too much debt
  • Invest in higher education and find the money to pay for it

Our goal is to be the leader in providing Nebraska communities access to financial education tools and resources that will assist the most vulnerable residents meet their basic needs and improve their opportunities for financial success. As such, we also consider requests that address the following focus areas.

Community Development

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

  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities


We support organizations that:

  • Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students
  • Encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community

Basic Needs

We support projects that promote housing stability, food security, and homelessness prevention.

Workforce Development

We support efforts that increase opportunities for youth and families to acquire essential interpersonal, academic, and technical skills so they can achieve employment.

Areas that receive lower priority:

Health and Human Services

Priority will be given to projects that focus on assisting low and moderate income clients and incorporate financial education as part of their outcomes.


Arts and Culture

Limited resources will be dedicated; criteria will be based on low and moderate income clients served, and programs that address access disparities.

Wells Fargo also provides limited funds to requests from organizations that help enhance a community’s quality of life through arts and culture or civic projects.

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:
    • Multi-year commitments and pledges
    • Capital campaigns
    • Individuals, including scholarship or fellowship assistance
    • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
    • Labor, religious, or fraternal groups such as service clubs or Greek Letter associations
    • Endowments
    • Equipment, including computer hardware and software
    • Marketing activities
    • Sports or athletic groups and activities
    • Hospitals and clinics
    • Purchase or maintenance of vehicles
    • Film or video projects, including documentaries
    • For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
    • Travel, including student trips or tours
    • Promotional merchandise
    • Beauty pageants