Place-based Funding in Seattle and Beyond: A Conversation with Wells Fargo

When: 
Wed, October 21, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am PDT
Where: 
Seattle
Location: 
Wells Fargo Center, 999 Third Ave, Sixth Floor, Seattle WA 98104

Please join Philanthropy Northwest and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation for a discussion on lessons learned in funding neighborhood revitalization and how those lessons may apply in Seattle.

Wells Fargo will pilot a new place-based Neighborhood Grants Program in three U.S. cities-Seattle, Washington; Houston, Texas; and Baltimore, Maryland.  The pilot program is modeled after the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants Program which aims to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods in 62 counties in New Jersey, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania.

The Neighborhood Grants Program awards funding to help nonprofits create comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization plans, as well as funding to help implement programs outlined in neighborhood revitalization plans. A recent evaluation of the Regional Foundation’s grantmaking suggests that the approach has resulted in to dramatic visual changes in grantee neighborhoods, increased resident engagement, empowerment, pride and improved housing choices. It has also been a catalyst towards neighborhoods being seen as investment-ready by private markets. 

Come learn more about the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation’s model, and share lessons learned from your own work in place based funding in Seattle. 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

For questions or more details please contact Crystal Dundas at the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation (crystal.dundas@wellsfargo.com / 215-670-4311).