Wells Fargo bank offers funding to local nonprofits

A Wells Fargo volunteer. (wellsfargo.com)

Apache Junction-based nonprofits are encouraged to apply for 2019 grants using Wells Fargo bank’s new application calendar, which outlines specific timing for grant submissions per program area.

Wells Fargo on March 8 announced the company donated more than $5.4 million to 415 nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Arizona, according to a release.

When combined with $2.8 million donated by the company’s 16,109 Arizona team members, nonprofits in the state received a total of $8.2 million from Wells Fargo and its team members in 2018, according to the release.

“Across our community, many residents are working hard to make ends meet,” Don Pearson, Wells Fargo’s lead region president based in Phoenix, said in the release.

“Here in Arizona, we want to help people find a stable place to live, help small business owners expand and help young people gain a quality education that prepares them for the workforce. We are determined to help people and communities, especially in underserved areas, succeed financially. We will continue to provide philanthropy, volunteers, expertise and other resources to revitalize and strengthen local neighborhoods.”

For 2019, the Wells Fargo Arizona Foundation has made minor changes to guidelines to help maximize the opportunities that impact Arizona communities. The application calendar for 2019 is the largest change, as there is now specific timing for grant submissions per program area, according to the release.

The calendar is as follows: Jan. 9-Feb. 10 for arts and culture, civic, and environmental (now closed); March 1-April 10 for education, June 1-July 10 for community development; and Aug. 1-Sept. 10 for social and human services. Event sponsorships will be accepted year-round, and must be received at least 120 days in advance of the event. Go to wellsfargo.com/donations.

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