Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation


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The Foundation’s mission is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the following areas: education, community development, health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and civic life. Education grants should eliminate the pre-K-12 “achievement gap” in education through public school-sponsored or facilitated curriculum based programs; advance teaching through teacher recruitment, professional development, support, and retention; and facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups. Community development grants support the creation and sustaining of affordable housing, revitalize low- to moderate-income neighborhoods; facilitate job creation, workforce development, and financial literacy/empowerment; and provide economic development for minority and underserved groups and/or low- to moderate-income areas. Health and human services grants seek to enable and sustain independence for individuals and families and ensure access to both health education programs and quality health care. Arts and culture grants facilitate access to and participation in cultural experiences for those with low- to moderate income; and ensure the availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities/venues that reflect the diversity of the community. Environment grants support programs where preservation is the primary purpose and conservation of natural resources, endangered species, and the global environment are priorities. Civic grants support organizations that enhance a community’s quality of life. All applicants must take an eligibility quiz found on the Web site. The Foundation accepts applications for national grants but for grants requests from Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, and Texas must apply through Wells Fargo’s Corporate Giving site. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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