Northern Nevada Endowment
Never underestimate your power to transform our community. One gift will continue to benefit our community forever.
What is the Northern Nevada Endowment?
The Northern Nevada Endowment, formerly the Community Fund, is the region’s first community-wide enduring charitable fund for all of us to nurture and build.
Every contribution will grow, every gift is meaningful, and every grant addresses a pressing need.
Together, your gift, when combined over time with your neighbors’ and friends’ gifts, will grow to be a great philanthropic resource to meet pressing community needs. During tough times, the Community Endowment can be used to address unforeseen and critical issues, like COVID-19 relief. During good times, Northern Nevada Endowment grants can support area nonprofits’ innovative and valuable services. Created, invested, and managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, the Community Endowment serves as an unending resource for good for our region, now totaling more than $5.2 million. The fund will continue to grow each year - forever.
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See programs previously funded by Northern Nevada Endowment Fund Grants.
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Donate online to the Community Endowment to keep your gift-giving forever.
Leave a Bequest to the Community Endowment in your will or trust
Every one of us has the ability to do something profound to help sustain our community and the people who will live here after us. Think of our community as one of your heirs and consider leaving 5% of your estate to the Northern Nevada Endowment fund.
The Community Fund Advisory Committee
An advisory committee is formed annually to decide how funds are distributed. The advisory committee is comprised of current board members, staff, and community leaders representing diverse perspectives and geographic reach. Community representatives will change annually.
We cannot know what challenges our grandchildren will face. We do know that a gift to the Northern Nevada Endowment will always be relevant, important to our region, and most of all, available when needed. Through the Northern Nevada Endowment, we are able to invest in thoughtful solutions to a variety of community challenges, ensuring the strength and vibrancy of Northern Nevada.
2022 Northern Nevada Endowment Grants Focused on Organizations Addressing Environmental Issues through Education and Engagement
In 2022, $168,202 was granted to nonprofits working to address environmental issues through education and engagement, with special consideration given to programs directed towards under-served populations.
See programs previously funded by Northern Nevada Endowment Grants.
What does the Northern Nevada Endowment Fund Support?
- Local nonprofits making a vital difference
- Studies and projects of regional importance
- Community initiatives aimed at social impact
- Address community challenges as they arise
- At least 10% is reserved to aid in national and regional natural disasters, emergencies, or other crises annually
- Northern Nevada Endowment grants may not be used for Community Foundation overhead costs
“We are very pleased to have a quality organization such as the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada to make decisions that will be best for Northern Nevada when we are no longer alive. The Community Endowment Fund provides us with a vehicle to make sure the communities we love will have resources to meet future demands”