2012 NEXT Awards

The NEXT Awards for 2012–2017 will recognize the NEXT generation of CDFIs Expanding CDFI Coverage in underserved communities.

There will be two NEXT Awards pools of awards in 2012: the NEXT Opportunity Award and the NEXT Seed Capital Award. Application guidelines, criteria and more specific details will be revealed when the NEXT Awards applications open in March 2012.

Wells Fargo NEXT Awards Planning Grants

To help potential applicants develop a NEXT strategy for the competitive Wells Fargo NEXT Awards in March 2012, the NEXT Awards—through the generosity of the Kresge Foundation—is made a small pool of planning grants available to prospective applicants. Grants up to $20,000 per CDFI can support research or planning to expand a CDFI’s coverage.

Applications were due December 21, 2011 and awards will be made in January 2012.