Wells Fargo: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: Through its corporate giving program, Wells Fargo supports homeownership and affordable housing, disaster relief, military and veterans, sustainability, education and financial education in the United States.  

IP TAKE: Wells Fargo’s corporate giving initiatives include homeownership and affordable housing, disaster relief, military and veterans, sustainability, education and financial education in the United States. It runs an online state-by-state grant application program through its website.  

PROFILE: Based in San Francisco, California, Wells Fargo is a banking and financial services corporation with headquarters across the U.S. and around the world. Through its corporate giving, the company aims to strengthen communities in which it operates and grow healthy and resilient economies. The initiatives of its giving program are homeownership and affordable housing, disaster relief, military and veterans, sustainability, education and financial education.

Wells Fargo supports K-12 education through its education and financial education initiatives. The company’s education giving mainly supports low-income students as they pursue college degrees through scholarship programs, but also funds organizations that support excellence in K-12 education. One past grantee is the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation of New Jersey, which helps teachers to plan and implement district-wide projects that are not funded by local, state or federal sources. Wells Fargo’s financial education program aims to help children and adults develop personal and small business finance skills. Toward this end, Wells Fargo has partnered with the American Bankers Association in implementing the national Teach Children to Save program.

Wells Fargo runs and open online grant application program. Eligibility and guidelines are provided for each state through a dropdown menu on the company’s community giving page.

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