Wells Fargo, the nation's leading home mortgage lender, announced eligible nonprofits may apply for a grant as part of a new $11.4 million UrbanLIFT community grant program to help accelerate economic recovery and neighborhood improvement projects in 25 cities.
"We're committed to advance community stabilization in cities significantly impacted by the housing downturn and improving the quality of life for everyone in our communities," said Jon Campbell, executive vice president and head of Government and Community relations at Wells Fargo. "UrbanLIFT will help provide local nonprofits with additional resources they need to create safe, sustainable neighborhoods."
The UrbanLIFT community grant program, funded by Wells Fargo and administered by NeighborWorks America, is designed to provide support to local nonprofits for large neighborhood improvement projects in 25 cities that have substantial diverse populations and have been affected by foreclosures. The eligible cities were determined as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Nonprofits may apply for the grants to support neighborhood stabilization efforts in 25 cities with diverse populations including: Phoenix; Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Modesto, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Jose, Stockton and Vallejo, Calif.; Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, FL; Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, TX; Detroit; Kansas City and St. Louis, MO; Las Vegas; New York; Memphis, TN; and Virginia Beach, VA.
Local, regional and national 501(c)(3) non-profits that want to apply for the UrbanLIFTSM community grant program may do so at www.urbanapplication.org. For questions or to request applications, nonprofits can call 202-733-6980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply for grants is Sept. 30.