Wells Fargo: Washington Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group Public Elementary / Secondary School Public College / University

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

Location of project: Counties in Washington: Adams County, Benton County, Chelan County, Clallam County, Columbia County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Washington: Adams County, Benton County, Chelan County, Clallam County, Columbia County Expand all

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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.

“Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.

Wells Fargo makes grants in the following 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 K-12 institutions and related organizations that: 

  • Promote academic achievement for low to moderate income students with a focus on math, science and technology, and literacy. 
  • Provide GED and ESL programs
  • As part of our commitment to financial literacy Wells Fargo has developed Hands on Banking / El Futuro en Tus Manos®, a comprehensive modular curriculum targeting age groups ranging from grade 4 to senior citizens

Human Services

Wells Fargo is committed to supporting social and human service organizations whose work chiefly benefits low- and moderate-income individuals. These organizations may be involved in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Addressing critical needs such as hunger and homelessness  
  • Give access to community services
  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

Arts and Culture

Wells Fargo also considers requests from organizations that help enhance a community's quality of life through arts, culture or civic projects, and other activities that provide diverse opportunities for a community’s residents.

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.
  • In Washington, we serve the following counties:
    • Adams, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Yakima


  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses
    • International organizations
    • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying
    • Labor, religious or fraternal groups
    • Foundations, including community and family foundations and single-issue or cause-related foundations
    • Equipment requests, including computer hardware or software
    • Marketing activities
    • Sports/athletic group activities
    • Hospitals
    • Vehicles requests
    • Film or video projects, including documentaries
    • Travel related expenses, including student trips or tour
    • Promotional merchandise
    • Capital campaigns

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