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Our community is essential. 

In cooperation with the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and Washoe County, the Community Foundation has established a charitable relief fund to help address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in northern Nevada. 


“We are in this together and we can come together as a community and contribute to help each other.” – Community Foundation CEO Chris Askin.  

Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund online.

To contribute by check mail check to Community Foundation of Western Nevada
50 Washington Street, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89503
Please write COVID-19 Relief on the memo line 

The COVID-19 Relief Fund will distribute grants to individuals, businesses, governmental services, and charitable nonprofits.

A fund advisory committee made up of City and County representatives in a position to be familiar with local needs will make grant recommendations to the grants to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees.  

The COVID-19  Relief Fund is intended to address the larger and long-term picture and take action where needed most.

To address individual’s and families’ basic needs the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has set up The United Way Emergency Assistance Fund. For more information visit the United Way website at www.uwnns.org.

View a List of Resources to learn more about Northern Nevada’s situation and the organizations working to serve residents during this emergency.

The photo above is contributed by David Calvert.