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The Community Foundation of Elko County – a lasting way to support the region you love.


Seeking Public Input for the 2017  Community Grant

The Board of the Community Foundation of Elko County (CFEC) knows that residents of Elko County are creative, innovative thinkers, and problem solvers. The Board seeks residents’ input on how best to use the 2017 income from the endowment to benefit Elko County and its residents. Examples of ideas: clean up parks, take care of animals, address the needs of veterans. The Board knows that by working together with community members we can accomplish great things and address great needs.

Ideas can be submitted until May 15, 2017.
The Board of CFEC will consider all ideas submitted and determine how best to benefit the entire community with the modest amount of support available.

About the Community Foundation of Elko County

The Community Foundation of Elko County, an affiliate fund administered by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, was started in December 2015 by a group of Elko residents who recognized the need for creating a perpetual funding stream to support Elko County—now and in the future. CFEC is now in its second year of existence and is ready to help the community of Elko by using available income from the fund to make an impact in Elko County.

CFEC is being built by local residents who love and care about Elko County. Gifts of any size are combined and invested to generate income that will be used to benefit the community annually. Because the Community Foundation of Western Nevada is a 501c3 nonprofit, gifts made to CFEC are tax deductible, just as they would be to any other nonprofit.

Ways to Give

Talk with your Financial Advisor:
Financial Advisors in Elko County who have worked closely with the Community Foundation are included in the Professional Advisor Council. Your advisor is welcome to call The Community Foundation of Western Nevada 775-333-5499, with questions about charitable gift planning options that will benefit your specific situation.

Workplace Giving: Give a small amount to the permanently endowed Community Foundation of Elko County with each paycheck. Regular contributions add up, and will become part of the grant distributions from the fund. Call Katie Neddenriep at 775-934-3971  for more information.

Bequests:  Consider your community as one of your heirs. Leave a bequest to the Community Foundation of Elko County and give back to the hometown that has been so good to you.  Talk with your Attorney about writing in a gift for a percentage of your estate.

Bob and Kerry Aguirre encourage bequest gifts to Community Foundation of Elko County

Bob and Kerry Aguirre
“We want to support the community that has supported us and set an example for our children and their children by investing in their future.”

We recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to the Community Foundation of Elko County an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation Western Nevada, a nonprofit organization located at 50 Washington St., Suite 300, Reno, NV, 89503, Federal Tax ID #88-0370179 for Community Foundation of Elko County’s charitable purposes.

More Bequest language can be found here.

Gifts of real estate and real property, life insurance policies, retirement income distributions, appreciated stocks, and of course, cash are welcomed. Call Katie Neddenriep, 775-934-3971.