Wells Fargo: Tennessee Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

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

Location of project: DeSoto County, Mississippi, Counties in Tennessee: Davidson County, Shelby County, Williamson County

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Grant requests are reviewed throughout the calendar year but should be received no later than the deadline above. Local decisions are typically made within 90 to 120 days of application.

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


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 to and participation in cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals

Civic Engagement

  • Civic leadership and cultural diversity


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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