Wells Fargo: New York Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

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

Location of project: New York

Location of residency: New York

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NOTE: Applications are accepted between January 1 and the deadline above and reviewed at quarterly meetings throughout the year. Once an application is received it can take from 90-120 days to receive a response.

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.

Giving Priorities - New York

In the Greater New York State region, Wells Fargo strives to assist our communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that provide social, economic, and environmental programs.

In the Southeastern New York region, Wells Fargo's 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.

We make grants in two primary areas:    

Community Development

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

  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Facilitate financial literacy and empowerment
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities


We support organizations and programs that:

  • Work to eliminate the pre-K – 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs
  • Support post-secondary education

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Arts and Culture

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance community diversity through:

  • Access to and participation in cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals
  • Availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity

Civic Engagement

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance a community’s quality of life through projects involving:

  • Public policy
  • Community beautification
  • Civic leadership
  • Citizen education
  • Cultural diversity


We are committed to building strong environmental practices through programs that:

  • Conserve natural resources
  • Protect endangered species
  • Preserve the global environment

Human Services

We consider requests from social and human service organizations that:

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families
  • Ensure access to health education programs and quality health care

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.
  • Geographic restrictions:
    • Greater New York: New York state other than Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties 
    • Southeastern New York: Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester
  • Wells Fargo will consider cause-related sponsorship requests.


  • Requests that receive lower priority
    • Private foundations
    • Recreation, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • For-profit entities
    • 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
    • Political action committees, causes, or candidates
    • Fraternal activities
    • Endowments
    • Alumni organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, or parochial)
    • Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel

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