Wells Fargo: Texas Grant - Austin & Surrounding Communities, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio & Surrounding Communities

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 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 Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Bexar County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Bexar County Expand all

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NOTE: Grant requests may be submitted and are reviewed throughout the calendar year. All requests are reviewed locally. Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by 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.

Wells Fargo serves Texas counties organized into the following regions:

  • Austin and Surrounding Communities
    • Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Comal, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Llano, Travis, Williamson
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
    • Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise
  • Houston
    • Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend , Galveston, Harris, Montgomery
  • San Antonio and Surrounding Communities
    • Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Wilson

Our Giving Priorities

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 focuses our giving in several areas:

Community Development

Wells Fargo is committed to supporting and improving our local communities. We make grants to organizations and programs that:

  • Help provide affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals 
  • Promote economic development by financing small businesses or small farms 
  • Provide job training for low and moderate income individuals Provide financial education and promote economic empowerment 
  • Help to revitalize low and moderate income communities


Wells Fargo is committed to supporting programs that:

  • Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students with a priority emphasis on K-12
  • Provide training for teachers and administrators working with low- and moderate-income students
  • Encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Human Services

Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals.

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
  • Educational programs

Civic Engagement

Wells Fargo will 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


Wells Fargo will consider requests for programs that:

  • Conserve natural resources
  • 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, including public school systems.


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • Advertising 
    • Start-up funding for new organizations
    • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying 
    • Endowment campaigns 
    • Video or film production 
    • Promotional items 
    • Labor activities 
    • Vehicles 
    • For-profit entities including small start-up businesses
    • Travel, including student trips

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