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Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for
Education, Community Development, Arts, and Human Services

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Wells Fargo

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Grants to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, government and tribal agencies, and public school systems for programs that benefit eligible communities. Programs may fall in the areas of community development and education, as well as arts and culture, civic engagement, environment, and human services.

Geographic eligibility includes the following regions and counties:
- Jackson and Central Mississippi: Hinds, Madison, and Rankin
- South Mississippi: Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, and Lamar

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas:

Community Development
-Affordable housing
-Financial literacy
-Employment training and job development (workforce development)
-Community revitalization and stabilization

-Work to eliminate the K–12th-grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based school programs
-Facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups

Wells Fargo also considers grants to organizations that support the following areas:

Arts and Culture:
-Arts and culture, science, and history organizations that advance education
-Access and participation in cultural experiences for the broader community

Civic Engagement:
-Civic leadership and cultural diversity

-Preserve the environment through education programs

Human Services:
-Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180694

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Wells Fargo typically does not support organizations operating for fewer than 2 years after receiving 501(c)(3) status.

Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
-International organizations
-Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in programs that are non-sectarian, benefit a broad base of the community, and have a separate 501(c)(3) designation
-Private foundations
-Political action committees, causes, or candidates
-Fraternal and alumni organizations
-Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
-Recreational, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
-Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
-Animal benefit programs
-Golf Tournaments

Wells Fargo will consider cause-related sponsorship requests.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests are reviewed throughout the calendar year but should be received no later than August 1. Local decisions are typically made within 90 to 120 days of application.

Wells Fargo will consider cause-related sponsorship requests submitted through the online application system. Please submit sponsorship requests at least 60 days prior to the event.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Paula Beck, Community Affairs Manager

Wells Fargo
420 20th Street North, MAC W0125-046
Birmingham, AL 35203

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi: Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, and Lamar Counties