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What would you do with $10,000?  As a participant of the High School Giving Circle, you can help give it all away!

What is important to you? Homelessness? Local conservation and climate change education? Bike paths on urban streets? More things for young people to do on the weekends?  You can do something about it.

Download and print HSGC 2020 Application

Apply to join the 2020 High School Giving Circle by September  11, 2020.

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada High School Giving Circle decides the best use for $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit agencies.

Coming together virtually once a week after school for ten weeks, the HSGC members discuss what is important to them and how they want to help address needs in our community.

The Circle meets with non-profit leaders, solicits grant proposals, and asks hard questions. Then they decide ( here is the tricky part ) where to send the money.

Are you interested in joining the 2020 Circle? We are looking for high school students in grade 9 -12 at Washoe County public, private, or home schools. There is no GPA requirement to apply and it costs you nothing to participate.

Thoughts from the 2019 High School Giving Circle Participants:

“I learned about the impact my decisions have upon people. I never realized I could make a difference, but I have.”

“It makes me a bit more optimistic. I admire the donor for the program given to us. I enjoyed thinking and talking about my views and opinions.”

“I want to volunteer for the groups we supported because I want to help their causes ( Great Basin Outdoor School, VSA Nevada, Solace Tree.) Their purpose is amazing, and their work is worth it (i.e. giving people a home and a job and a life.) Eventually I can become a board member for an organization and continue the decision- making process.”

Here is your chance to do something real.
Do something important.

Speak up – we are listening.

Want to learn more? Call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499.