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Special Edition 5

Ways We are Helping – Ways You Can Help

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Needs Report – Environment, Animals, Community Development
Tscheekar, Nick

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King

This week Community Matters features include Community Development organizations.

One of the sobering revelations of the pandemic is how we all play a role in our community. Health care workers, grocery store workers, first responders, and employees of essential businesses are our heroes.

Additionally, community development organizations work toward increasing the quality of life in our region. The Community Foundation’s most significant community development work has been the Village on Sage Street – transforming a lot for old equipment into an affordable neighborhood for people who are working but struggling to afford rent.

Reading the nonprofit survey responses you will learn, about how the Northern Nevada Literacy Council continues providing Adult Basic Education classes, how the Rural Nevada Development Corporation is helping small businesses and homeowners, and how the Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise has volunteers eager to help.

These nonprofits and community groups working in environmental conservation, animal welfare, and community development responded to our survey. Read their responses

View survey responses from all charitable sectors.

  • Northern Nevada Literacy Council
  • Rural Nevada Development Corporation
  • Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless
  • Friends of Black Rock High Rock
  • Great Basin National Park Foundation
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)
  • Nevada Outdoor School
  • Wags Veterinary Clinic

Homeless shelters are not taking in new clients and are not taking in homeless with pets. Homeless are told not to leave their encampments because of the pandemic and have no way of getting food or supplies for themselves or their pets. – Feeding Pets of the Homeless


Legacy Fundholders have created funds that will support many different nonprofits in caring for all kinds of animals. Call us at 775-333-5499 if you are interested in creating a fund from your estate.

Immersive Experiences Fuel Donor Passion

A unique benefit of Community Foundation Donor Services is the ability for fundholders to dive into their philanthropic projects. Community Foundation fundholders who are passionate about conserving Nevada’s open spaces share their love of Nevada outdoors with Program Officer Lauren Renda.
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Those who have a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation are encouraged to call your relationship manager Lauren Renda or Lyndsey Crossley, at 775-333-5499 for more in-depth information about your particular charitable interest areas and community goals. We are here to help.

P.S. Last year the Community Foundation distributed $1,833,000 or 14% of our total grants to nonprofits working in Animals, Environment, and Community Development grant sectors, mostly from Donor Advised Funds. Would you like to learn how you can reach your charitable goals and be part of this force for good?
Contact Chris Askin, President, and CEO at 775-333-5499.

Community Foundation Initiatives and Community Engagement Work is made possible by the support of The Corporate Philanthropy Partners.

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