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“If this is what the future of philanthropy looks like, it’s in good hands.”

Over the past 10 weeks, the High School Giving Circle was introduced to philanthropy, our community’s problems and the nonprofit organizations working to address them. The Circle is funded by a Community Foundation donor and the students are asked to grant $10,000 to the organizations of their choice. This year the High School Giving Circle was given an additional $2,000 from the Moonridge Foundation at the 2019 Philanthropy Leaders Summit.

2019 High School Giving Circle Grants Totaling $12,000

  • Eddy House, to purchase beds for Program Expansion Project
  • Quest Counseling, for behavioral health services
  • Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada, for Volunteer Recruitment, Training & Retention Project
  • Washoe CASA Foundation, for James’ Special Day
  • Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation, for respite programs
  • Family Counseling Service, for Summer Healing Camp

Catherine Leon, HSGC facilitator says, “These youth are thoughtful, compassionate, and intelligent and are committed to making a deep and meaningful impact on our community through the power of philanthropy. They interviewed nonprofit executives who talked about their programs that address problems such as including crime, youth homelessness, behavioral health, and access to healthcare. The students have selflessly given of their time and energy to address those needs and make a difference.”

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