Your gift to the Community Foundation of Elko County Endowed Fund is a lasting way to support the region you love.
A gift to the Community Foundation of Elko County General Fund helps the CFEC do business and grow.
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.
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July 2, 2018 – The Community Foundation of Elko County (CFEC) is pleased to offer its 2nd Annual Grant Opportunity!
The Community Foundation of Elko County (CFEC) is asking residents and organizations for their suggestions on how to help Elko County. CFEC launched its 2nd annual grant process on July 1 and is seeking proposals for where a contribution can benefit Elko County and demonstrate the impact CFEC will have in the area for years to come.
The CFEC Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) knows residents of Elko County are creative, innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Thus, the committee seeks residents’ input on how best to use the 2017 income from the endowment to benefit Elko County and its residents. Examples of projects to submit for possible funding: clean up parks, take care of animals, address the needs of veterans. By working together with community members, we believe we can achieve great success and address great needs. Solutions to community challenges are developed through public participation; we invite any and all residents to submit their ideas.
Ideas must be submitted online at https://fs21.formsite.com/CFWN/Elko/form_login.html
The CFEC advisory committee will consider all ideas submitted and determine how best to benefit the community with the amount of funding available. Please note: Eligible grantees must be a federally registered 501(c)3 organization or an educational, governmental or religious entity. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2018.
Download and share RFP Flyer.
January 4, 2018 – Elko Daily Free Press
Barrick Gold Corp. Announced Commitment to Donate $100,000 to Community Foundation of Elko County
We’re proud to be the initial corporate sponsor,” said Rebecca Darling, Barrick director of corporate responsibility. “We would challenge — in a friendly, loving way — for other businesses to join us.
September 7, 2017 – Elko Daily Free Press
Community Foundation of Elko County Awards Inaugural Grants
After just one year the endowment fund generated $1,000 in available grant monies. In this inaugural year of funding, the Community Foundation of Elko County awarded $500 to North East Nevada NAMI, the local affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness; and $500 to LASSO, the Local Animal Shelter Support Organization, to help both organizations meet needs in the community.
North East Nevada NAMI funds will be used to train volunteers to lead a free six-session education program in Elko County developed specifically for parent and other caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or are experiencing symptoms.
Mental illness hits one in five Americans at one time in their life. We are grateful for the CFEC grant and thank you so much. – Flora Boyer, NAMI representitive
LASSO will apply its grant funds to their spay/neuter program for all animals adopted from the Elko Animal Shelter.
This grant will be matched dollar-for-dollare by the City of Elko.- Elko Animal Shelter Manager Karen Walther
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 775-340-4654 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.
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.
Gifts of real estate and real property, life insurance policies, retirement income distributions, appreciated stocks, and of course, cash are welcomed. Call Katie Neddenriep, 775-340-4654