Wells Fargo responds to COVID-19

We’re taking action every day to support our employees, customers, and communities during this challenging time. Read about the actions we are taking, what our strategists are saying about market volatility, how to conduct banking from the safety of your home, and more. También en español 

Inside the Stagecoach

Bringing financial relief to a global crisis

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt around the world. Wells Fargo is working hard to support its customers, employees, and communities.

Business to Business

Producing a soft, yet strong, defense in the fight against the pandemic

Major players in the cotton industry pivot to manufacture testing swabs and personal protective equipment, with help from Wells Fargo.

Volunteering & Giving

Supporting Indian Country during the pandemic

Individual and corporate efforts are underway to address the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 in Indian Country. 

Small Business

Extra! Extra! PPP funding helps save California’s oldest newspaper

As its advertising revenue cratered from COVID-19, the publisher of the 169-year-old Mountain Democrat turned to Wells Fargo for help securing a PPP loan.

Financial Health

Creating a ‘virtual dance world’ during a crisis

When classes and programs were halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy pivoted and is now virtually influencing people from around the world, thanks to a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Wells Fargo.

Volunteering & Giving

‘We listened to the needs of the nonprofits’

To provide quick COVID-19 relief, Wells Fargo streamlined grant making, reaching more than 4,400 nonprofits across all 50 states and 23 countries.

Volunteering & Giving

‘A labor of love’ to feed our communities

Wells Fargo has provided more than 153,000 packaged meals for nonprofits around the U.S. to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business

With the aid of PPP funding, a STEM education camp moves its curriculum online

After schools closed and GES International Education’s marquee summer camps shuttered because of COVID-19, owner Jenny Li shifted to an online model to help students “find their genius.”

Volunteering & Giving

Mobile meals: Wells Fargo, Feeding America introduce Drive-Up Food Bank program

Wells Fargo parking lots become mobile food distribution centers this summer as the company teams with local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business

Helping entrepreneurs stay ‘Open for Business’

Wells Fargo is donating approximately $400 million in Paycheck Protection Program processing fees through a new program to support small businesses owned by people who have been hit hardest by COVID-19.

Small Business

Helping small businesses navigate COVID-19

The nonprofit Interise and Wells Fargo are helping small businesses survive during the COVID-19 crisis.


Homebuying tips amid the COVID-19 crisis

One couple’s story shows the resilience of homebuyers as the housing market adjusts to new ways of buying.

Financial Health

‘During difficult times, you’re supposed to use your gifts and services’

Nonprofits are providing free financial coaching and counseling to help people amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from Wells Fargo.

Diversity & Inclusion

‘Pride is still about community’

Despite the cancellation of in-person events, Wells Fargo employees are finding virtual ways to celebrate and engage during Pride Month.


Bringing resolve to meet a homeownership commitment

From the COVID-19 pandemic to soaring unemployment, African Americans face a number of challenges to homebuying this year. Cerita Battles of Wells Fargo discusses the commitment to boost African American homeownership amid adversity.

Inside the Stagecoach

‘Teaching me how to lead’

Stranded in Guatemala after a family vacation, a Wells Fargo banker receives help from her manager to get home safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Accelerated award funding helps cleantech startups maintain momentum during COVID-19

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator is awarding $900,000 to help clean technology and sustainable agriculture startups retain staff and stay on track to bring environmental solutions to market.

Financial Health

‘It gives us real comfort and insurance’

With a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Wells Fargo, the nonprofit Hispanic Scholarship Fund can cover two months of payroll for its 51 employees.

Volunteering & Giving

Supporting the homeless population during COVID-19

Wells Fargo’s quick and flexible funding for nonprofits like N Street Village and Bethesda Cares helps support the homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.


How housing nonprofits are supporting families during COVID-19

Housing nonprofits like Beyond Housing in St. Louis and LA Family Housing in Los Angeles are continuing to support their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic — while also pivoting their focuses to meet the immediate needs.

Financial Health

Providing virtual financial education for families and educators

As families and educators are adjusting to school closures and using virtual education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to Hands on Banking®, Wells Fargo’s free, noncommercial online learning program.


Digital banking soars in the COVID-19 pandemic

With digital banking usage rising at a near historic pace, Wells Fargo and other banks have geared up to handle the growing customer demand during the coronavirus crisis.

Our Point of View

CEO: COVID-19 as a catalyst for change

In a Milken Institute Power of Ideas essay, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf urges business leaders to push aside routine practices and embrace active listening, innovative technology, collaboration, and empathy to pave the road ahead.

Business to Business

How to protect your business from COVID-19 fraud threats

Learn to recognize increasingly common scams and how to avoid them.


How one couple navigated buying their first home during a pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, first-time homeowners D’Arcy and Mallory Furniss joined hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. who have bought homes this year despite the public health emergency and economic fallout.

Small Business

Building on a legacy of lifting up small businesses

As the world copes with the economic impact of COVID-19, Wells Fargo continues to invest in community organizations that offer U.S. small businesses access to capital and financial education.

Volunteering & Giving

Feeding health care workers and supporting small businesses

Wells Fargo provided a $10,000 grant to national nonprofit Big Sunday, enabling it to purchase meals from local restaurants to feed hospital employees in California.

Volunteering & Giving

Supporting essential workers with needle and thread

Some Wells Fargo employees are putting in long hours away from work making protective face coverings to support health care workers and others in their local communities.


Finding payment relief when work comes to a halt

The COVID-19 crisis has left many people unemployed and others uncertain about their jobs. An Arizona couple received badly needed help from their Wells Fargo banker.


From homeless to hope: Door opens to a better future

A new approach in Los Angeles may offer a solution to housing affordability nationwide. Abode Communities talks about their model and supporting residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Volunteering & Giving

Supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in our communities

Wells Fargo is donating $175 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, already supporting nearly 1,000 organizations.

Business to Business

Wells Fargo finds hand sanitizer in unlikely places

With its usual hand sanitizer supplier depleted by COVID-19 demand, Wells Fargo turns to a longtime skin care manufacturer customer and other nontraditional sources to help keep employees and customers safe.

Financial Health

Wells Fargo helps recipients access COVID-19 stimulus payments

The company shares how to deposit and access the money quickly as the U.S. begins making Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act.

Volunteering & Giving

Wells Fargo helps World Central Kitchen feed first responders at NYC field hospital

The $1 million donation from Wells Fargo and Related Companies allows Chef José Andrés to provide thousands of meals for health care and other workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

Financial Health

‘If everyone does their part, we’ll get through this’

A Los Angeles dentist gets mortgage payment relief from Wells Fargo to help his business survive amid COVID-19.

Small Business

Adaptive payment solutions help businesses keep their doors open during COVID-19

Colleen Taylor, head of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, discusses how payment technology can meet the needs of customers in this unprecedented time — and in the future.

Financial Health

Aid announced for customers and communities impacted by COVID-19

Commitments include suspending residential foreclosure sales, waiving fees, and donating $175 million to help communities.

Inside the Stagecoach

Supporting our employees during the COVID-19 crisis

Wells Fargo is supporting employees while protecting public safety through enhanced cleaning, social distancing in bank branches, remote work arrangements, benefit changes, and more.

Volunteering & Giving

Wells Fargo donates up to $6.25 million for coronavirus (COVID-19) response

The money will support relief efforts by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control, the International Medical Corps., and local communities.


Steady voices help customers during crisis

Customers are seeking help with many issues, from refinancing to getting mortgage relief during the COVID-19 crisis. Two mortgage consultants talk about being there for customers during tough times.

Inside the Stagecoach

Banking digitally amid COVID-19

Wells Fargo’s mobile app and other digital tools can help customers get banking done while contributing to customer and employee safety.

Financial Health

Beware of coronavirus phishing scams

Protect your personal information from cybercriminals.