Wells Fargo Updates Philanthropic Program

Wells Fargo has re-focused it’s charitable giving priorities on affordable housing, financial health, and small business growth. At the state or local level they may also continue to fund arts and culture, civic engagement, education, the environment, human services, and workforce development.

For more information, new grant deadlines, and details for your state or county, visit: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/local/

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USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program

July 8th is the deadline for submitting pre-proposals for $235M in grant funds for innovative conservation partnerships.  A wide variety of government and nonprofit entities are eligible.  For information on the program see their program page. For the solicitation go to For the solicitation announcement go to Grants.gov  For more information on their program check out their fact sheet below:

Patagonia grants available for grassroots environmental organizations

Patagonia, the popular outdoor equipment maker, has two grant programs of interest to nonprofit environmental organizations.

From Patagonia’s grant announcement:  “We support small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind. ”

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded for projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, focus on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change.

The next round of grant applications is due in August. For More Information


Patagonia funds another grant as well: The World Trout Initiative funds only groups and efforts working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon, and other fish species within their native range. For more information