WFRF: Neighborhood Implementation Grants

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100,000 - US $1,250,000

Next deadline: Oct 18, 2019

Later deadlines: Apr 5, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Delaware, New Jersey, Counties in Pennsylvania: Adams County, Berks County, Bradford County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



We award Neighborhood Planning Grants and Neighborhood Implementation Grants to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by concentrating resources on comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives.

Neighborhood Implementation Grants

Neighborhood Implementation Grants support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods. The community development project must be based on a current resident-driven neighborhood plan and can be used for program costs only. 

Grant size 

Single grantees. Grants range from $100,000 to $750,000 and are disbursed over 5 years.

Collaboratives. Grants range from $100,000 to $1.25 million, and are disbursed over 5 years. Learn more about applying as a collaborative.

Evaluation process

Our evaluation process includes:

  • The systematic surveying of residents about the quality of life
  • Surveying of the physical condition of neighborhood assets
  • Quarterly reporting on agreed-upon milestones and deliverables
  • Assessing the change in select neighborhood indicators

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • A project should include the following: 
    • Grantees must have a current 501(c)(3) status and a minimum of 3 years of audited financial statements 
    • Prior to applying, a comprehensive neighborhood plan (completed or updated within the past 3 years) must be in place for the target area of the proposed project
    • The plan should describe the milestones, deliverables, and outcomes of the planning process and how they will be measured and evaluated
  • The neighborhood plan should include:
    • A neighborhood description that includes a map of the area and baseline data describing neighborhood conditions, such as Census data 
    • Concept and vision of the future of the neighborhood
    • Description and prioritization of strategies to revitalize the neighborhood, and activities and costs to achieve this
    • Timetable for implementing the plan
    • Description of any official plans governing the neighborhood (such as a City Master Plan)
  • The resident-driven neighborhood plan must address all 4 of the goal categories:
    • Children and families 
    • Economic development
    • Affordable housing and housing counseling
    • Neighborhood building
  • Counties We Serve
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
    • Delaware
      • Kent, New Castle, and Sussex.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.


  • It doesn’t provide funding for deficits, general operating costs, or bricks-and-mortar capital development.