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The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada works with local media to offer spokespersons and subject-matter experts for interviews. We provide expertise on a range of issues surrounding charitable giving and local philanthropy. Timely issues especially include our initiatives, family caregiving, and caregiver support, preventing financial scams, and increasing affordable housing in Northern Nevada. 

Contact: Margaret Stewart, Communications Director mstewart@nevadafund.org  775-333-5499,17. 

Behavioral and Mental Health Resiliency to be Focus of Community Foundation of Elko County 2021 Grants

June 08, 2021

The Community Foundation of Elko County seeks grant proposals from nonprofits working to promote behavioral and mental health resiliency. Special consideration will...

Northern Nevada Philanthropy Experts Earn Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy CAP® Designations

March 23, 2021

Lyndsey Crossley and Lauren Renda earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) professional designation from Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College of Financial Services. They are two of the four active professionals in the State of Nevada to earn the CAP®.

10 New Affordable Homes Being Constructed for Sale in Reno Nevada

March 05, 2021

The Community Housing Land Trust, LLC (CHLT) will break ground on ten new affordable homes in Golden Valley north of Reno this...

Community Housing Land Trust Sells First Home - Opening the Door to Homeownership with Lower Housing Prices

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021 Community Foundation of Northern Nevada This January, Aria and James purchased their first house, “The City Cottage,” from the Community Housing...

Caregiving During the Holidays

December 28, 2020

Published in ThisIsReno.com, December 23, 2020 https://thisisreno.com/2020/12/caregiving-during-the-holidays-sponsored/ By Luiza Benisano, Community Engagement Associate Accidents happen. Your mom or dad could suffer from a bad fall, you...

Community Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator- 2nd Year

October 09, 2020

The Community Foundation's strong financial and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest...

Community Foundation of Elko County Grant Awards Totaled $24,000 in 2020

September 09, 2020

For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 Media Contact: Teri Gage, Chair of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Fund Advisory Committee:775-934-9824 Community Foundation of Elko...

Community Foundation of Western Nevada Adds 6 Professionals to Advisory Board

August 28, 2020

Vic Bucher, CPA brings his expertise to the Finance Committee.  Mr. Bucher is a member of the AICPA, the California Society of...

Nevada Gold Mines Contributes $35,000 to the Community Foundation of Elko County

July 13, 2020

The Community Foundation of Elko County received a huge boost with an unexpected donation of $35,000 from Nevada Gold Mines. Nevada Gold...

Community Foundation Hosts Preventing Scam Virtual Conversation

June 23, 2020

Learn about the latest scams targeting our community at the Community Foundation Virtual Coffee and Conversation. REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM LINK Be part of the...

COVID-19 Relief Fund Initial Grants Help the Most Vulnerable

April 30, 2020

This week, four area nonprofits serving the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis received the first grants from the Community Foundation...

COVID-19 Relief Fund to Help Meet Needs of Front-Line Healthcare Workers.

April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 Relief Fund advisory committee will initially focus grants from the COVID-19 Relief Fund on meeting the needs of healthcare professionals...

Community Foundation of Western Nevada Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund for Northern Nevada 

March 20, 2020

In cooperation with the City of Reno, The City of Sparks, and Washoe County, the Community Foundation opened a charitable relief fund...

Community Foundation of Western Nevada Grants Reach $132 Million

February 25, 2020

This week in its 22nd year, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada announced that more than $132 million in grants and scholarships...

Australian Bushfire Disaster Relief

January 13, 2020

As the images and stories of devastation, desperation, and heroism across the broadcast news and social media connect Nevadans to our neighbors...

Community Conversations to Explore Housing through the Community Housing Land Trust Model in Churchill County

January 07, 2020

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is considering building housing on 68 to 93 lots in Churchill County.  Before planning begins, community...

Truckee River Fund Grants to Focus on Improving Urban River Corridor

January 03, 2020

Reno, Nev - The Truckee River Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has released a Request for Proposals to improve...

Annual Depoali Memorial Fund Grants Awarded to Five Schools

December 18, 2019

Depoali Memorial Fund grants were awarded in 2019 to five Washoe County Schools in memory of Kendyl Ruth Williams Depoali [caption id="attachment_1987" align="alignleft"...

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Organizations Recommended

September 09, 2019

September 9, 2019 By the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Community Foundation of Western Nevada Recommends Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Organizations Reno, Nev - As...

Community Foundation of Elko County to Award Four Community Grants at County Fair

August 29, 2019

Teri Gage, Chair, and Kerry Aguirre, Vice-Chair, of Community Foundation of Elko County will present the 2019 annual Community Grants at the...

James L. Pfrommer Award for Extraordinary Volunteerism

July 08, 2019

Do you know an extraordinary community volunteer? We will honor and remember Jim Pfrommer annually by awarding a community volunteer with $1,000...

People Looking to Move into the Village on Sage Should Apply Now

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 The Village on Sage Street is finishing up the final touches needed to create a comfortable dorm-style community for 224...

First-Ever Community Endowment Announced

April 05, 2019

Reno-Sparks and surrounding communities in Northern Nevada now have a charitable pocket of funds to address wide-spread persistent issues and emergency relief....

YES Fund to Award Youth for Community STEM Projects

March 27, 2019

The YES Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada is looking for proposals for STEM projects that benefit the communities in...

Community Foundation of Elko County Recognizes Philanthropic Activity at Annual Meeting

March 15, 2019

Community Foundation of Elko County held its 3 rd annual meeting On February 7, 2019, to thank community members and celebrate the...

New Process for Community Foundation Scholarship Applications

February 01, 2019

Students seeking scholarships for university, community college, certificate, graduate school, and even preschool will find the Community Foundation of Western Nevada application...