Vice President, African American segment manager for Wells Fargo, Lisa Frison center, presents the Wells Fargo award check to Spelman College Haitian Club $1,000 to fund community initiatives during the My Life, My Story, #MyUntold℠ Town Hall on November 10, 2015 at the Atlanta University Center Consortium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Donald Trail/Invision for Wells Fargo/AP Images)

Vice President, African American segment manager for Wells Fargo, Lisa Frison center, presents the Wells Fargo award check to Spelman College Haitian Club $1,000 to fund community initiatives during the My Life, My Story, #MyUntold℠ Town Hall on November 10, 2015 at the Atlanta University Center Consortium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Donald Trail/Invision for Wells Fargo/AP Images)

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).

 

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