History of the Wells Foundation

The Wells Foundation was created in 2001 by Tony and Dana Wells. Our mission statement is to “Create value for the community by developing stronger nonprofit leaders and investing in the next generation of social innovations”. Our original program focus included social entrepreneurship and technology capacity building. In 2007, the foundation continued with social entrepreneurship but shifted our grant making from technology to leadership development. In 2013 the Wells Foundation made the decision to align 100% of its assets with its mission when it made all of its endowment assets available to the community through social impact investing.