About the Program

Wells Fargo Bank and the Wells Fargo Foundation are teaming up with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to offer the CommunityWINSSM (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) Grant Program.

CommunityWINSSM will be administered by USCM with the goal of awarding $3 million over three years, to support local nonprofits in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community.

Who’s eligible?

Your community is eligible! As a member of USCM, you’re qualified to nominate up to three initiatives or programs through an eligible nonprofit of your choice that addresses one of the following categories:

  • Neighborhood stabilization – projects designed to stimulate growth and stability while assisting in the removal of blight and the rebuilding of neighborhoods
  • Economic development – projects designed to promote business development
  • Job creation – projects designed to aid in local job creation or assist in job training

How many awards will be granted?

Six awards are available in 2018 — two awards per population category. Awards are based on population size:
  • Large: Population greater than 250,000
  • Medium: Population of 75,000 to 250,000
  • Small: Population less than 75,000
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 16, 2018.
Wells Fargo Bank and the Wells Fargo Foundation, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, aim to award $1 million this year to support local nonprofits with the CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant program.
For questions, please email:
Online Application
Application Guidelines

Past Winners

Long Beach, Dayton and Youngstown
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San Francisco, Providence and Lancaster
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Portland, OR, Newton and Huntington
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Baltimore, Little Rock and West Sacramento
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