The Wells Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports fundamental societal change through innovative and entrepreneurial action. We offer funding for change agents who combine a vision of social transformation with creative and practical solutions. These agents identify inefficiencies, solve problems, and persuade societies to see things in new ways. Where others see social problems, they see opportunities and a call for action.

While retaining a historical connection and strong affiliation with St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, Wells Foundation is a separate philanthropic organization. Our Board of Directors actively collaborates to adapt the Foundation's mission to current social issues and  trends.

Funding is available through both grants and loans. Applications for grants are accepted every Fall; visit the dedicated Grant Application page for details including the 2017 grant application deadlines. The Economic Betterment Loan page contains more information about that new program.

In 2017 Wells Foundation funded the community groups listed on our "Current Year Grant Recipients" page.  The photos shown above are examples of current grant recipients.

Wells Foundation hosted its yearly concert to Honor Our Veterans on November 13, 2016 at St. Mark's Cathedral. The purpose of this fourth annual concert was to both honor veterans and raise money, again supporting veteran outreach organizations with substantial grants. This concert also honored the late Robert Goodale, a dedicated member of the Wells board and supporter of previous concerts.  Look for information about the 2017 concert later this year.

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