Application Guide for the $25,000 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards

The $25,000 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards recognize CDFIs and other opportunity finance institutions that have best demonstrated and defined excellence in the past two years. There are four $25,000 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards awarded each year.

The awards recognize CDFI achievements in four different categories:

  • Advocacy: For actively demonstrating leadership in policy and advocacy at the local, state or national level and having a policy success story associated with their organization’s leadership.
  • Community Impact: For demonstrating measurable outputs and outcomes associated with their delivery of the products and services.
  • Financing: For delivering significant amounts of financing to underserved communities.
  • Innovation: For developing effective new strategies to grow their organization in a sustainable manner and bring their financing to scale or bring financing to scale in partnership with others.

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