Wells Fargo Housing Foundation (WFHF)


The WFHF provides funding to nonprofit housing organizations that have demonstrated the ability to create homeownership opportunities for low-income families. It also provides funding to nonprofit housing organizations that help low-income homeowners make small home repairs or assist with other one-time expenses such as the purchase of a new furnace or water heater. The foundation provides funding to nonprofit housing organizations that provide permanent supportive housing to adult persons living with mental or health disabilities. It also provides funding to nonprofit housing organizations that provide housing, counseling and job training services to the temporarily homeless population. Other examples of one-time non-recurring expenses include equipment purchases, furnishings or security systems. The foundation will support a specific program or project such as down payment and closing cost subsidies, housing predevelopments, construction or rehab costs and employment or career development programs.

Corporate Giving - Illinois Guidelines

We appreciate your interest in Wells Fargo's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Wells Fargo, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why Wells Fargo is actively involved in the communities where we live and work and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed.

Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations that work to strengthen our communities. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Our first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

The Chicagoland Charitable Contributions Committee makes grants in the following areas:

Community Development; Education; Human Services; Arts and Culture and Environment

In Western Illinois, grants are given to organizations in Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Peoria, Rock Island, Tazwell, Warren, Woodford and Whiteside counties.

We strive to assist our communities by supporting non-profit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs.

Eligible Applicant:

Established non-profit housing organization (that have completed at least two complete audit cycles) meeting the needs in communities where Wells Fargo provides products and services may apply.

Funding Amount:

No amounts indicated.


Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 (or the first business day thereafter).


Two copies of the proposal should be sent to:
Kimberly Jackson, Executive Director
Well Fargo Housing Foundation
MAC N9305-192
90 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55479

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