Wells Fargo’s Atlanta region has changed its 2017 giving cycle in order to review applications one focus area at a time. This tweak will increase effective and strategic decision-making as Wells Fargo’s local philanthropic arm continues efforts to help strengthen the communities in metropolitan Atlanta in two primary areas: Community Development and K-12 Education. In addition, grants are also accepted in the focus area of Human Services and Civic Engagement.
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 2015, total giving to these causes, and also including sponsorships and execution of national grants on the local level, reached $5 million.
Community Development applications will be accepted December 1, 2016-February 1, 2017. Education/Arts & Culture and the Environment will be accepted February 1-April 1, 2017, and Human Services/Civic Engagement will be accepted June 1-August 1, 2017.
“We are deeply proud of our giving history in Atlanta,” said Mike Donnelly, Atlanta Region President, “and this new process will further strengthen our ability to give in ways that improve and invest in Atlanta.”
The application periods and categories are:
|Program Area||Application Period||Overview/Scope|
|Community Development||December 1, 2016-February 1, 2017||Programs focused on affordable housing, adult financial education, and workforce development/job creation for low-to-moderate income communities and individuals|
|Education, Arts & Culture, and the Environment||February 1, 2017-April 1, 2017||Programs that help eliminate achievement gap in K-12th grade public education; advance education through arts, culture, science and history programs; preserve our environment through educational programs|
|Human Services and Civic Engagement||June 1, 2017-August 1, 2017||Programs focused on enabling and sustaining independence for individuals and families; Civic leadership and cultural diversity|
For more information, and for the application, go to www.wellsfargo.com/donations, select Georgia and metro Atlanta, and review the information provided under each of the tabs: Our Giving Priorities, Eligibility, How to Apply, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).