We’re excited to announce that the RFP process is now open for submission for the 2014 Environmental Solutions for Community Grants program. Nonprofits can send us proposals to fund their work for 2014.
The mission of our Environmental Solutions for Communities program is to help communities create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.
How the RFP process works
To be considered for funding, submit your proposal to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Grant awards will typically range from $25,000 to $100,000, with an average grant amount of $40,000.
The submission period lasts from September 10 to December 16.
Scroll down the page to view a list of eligible markets/geographic locations.
The Wells Fargo/NFWF collaboration
Environmental Solutions for Communities program is a 5-year, $15 million collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), a leading conservation organization that helps us allocate resources to selected local environmental projects across our communities. NFWF also helps us track the outcomes of our investments.
Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Collectively, investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by:
- Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and land stewardship;
- Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality;
- Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods;
- Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and
- Encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation.
Areas of focus for grants include:
- Energy efficiency: These grants focus on education and awareness for energy conservation
- Environmental education: These grants engage the public and communities about the health of their environment.
- Forestry: These grants support parks and forests in order to build out new green space as well as protect current landscapes in urban and rural areas.
- Land conservation: These grants focus on the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water.
- Sustainable agriculture: These grants support efforts to make farming more sustainable and connect communities to their food sources
- Urban infrastructure: These grants support environmental improvements taking place in urban areas such as waterway restoration, storm water management, urban tree planting and green city planning
- Water quality and resources: These grants support efforts to clean up waterways and beach fronts and provide educational programs around water conservation.
The markets below are eligible for the 2014 Environmental Solutions for Community Grants program:
California: San Francisco/Greater Bay, Fresno/Central Valley, Inland Empire
Florida: Brevard, Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach
Georgia: Augusta, Savannah, Athens, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Rome, Dalton
Iowa: Des Moines
Minnesota: Minneapolis/St. Paul/Mankato/Rochester
Missouri: St. Louis
New Mexico: Albuquerque/Santa Fe
New York: New York City
North Carolina: Charlotte/Raleigh/Winston-Salem
Oregon: Portland/Coastal Oregon
Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio
Utah: Salt Lake City
Wisconsin: Milwaukee/Great Lakes