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100% Giving Board Award - Recognizes your heroic board!

The 100% Giving Board Award recognizes nonprofits that actively encourage their Board members to make a personal financial gift to the organization’s operating fund. While time and talent on the board are necessary, board members’ personal financial contribution to the nonprofits they serve is crucial.

Each year, the Community Foundation's 100% Giving Board Award recognizes northern Nevada nonprofits for having each of their board members financially support their organization's work in the region. The Giving Board members support their chosen cause and the mission of their organizations by making an annual gift. You understand your role as a board member, and you are commended for your commitment.

First presented in 2008 (when just 13 charities received the award), the number of organizations qualifying for this award has dramatically increased since its beginning!

100% Giving Board Organizations for 2023

2023 giving board award

In 2023, 116 organizations’ Boards contributed a total of $8,430,660 from 1,315 board members to support the organization they serve. Well Done!

Each organization receives a certificate to share with its board indicating how many years they've been a member. Additionally, our award assets are provided to each organization so they can proudly display them on their website and social media to highlight their boards’ commitment.

We send this list of awarded organizations to donors, fundholders, community leaders, and other grant-making bodies in our area to make sure anyone and everyone knows these organizations and board members are working together for our community and personally demonstrate their belief in the work being done.

Applications open each September for the Giving Board Award and are announced with National Philanthropy Day in November. 

Click here to download the PDF of 2023 awardees

Click here to the press release

List of local organizations who earned the 100% Giving Board Award in 2023:

  • Adopt a Vet Dental Program, Inc. 
  • Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS) 
  • Animal Ark, Inc. 
  • Artown 
  • Arts for All Nevada 
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Sierra Chapter 
  • Awaken INC 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada 
  • Bristlecone Family Resources 
  • Build Our Center, Inc. 
  • Cancer Community Clubhouse 
  • Carson City Symphony Association 
  • Carson Valley Sertoma Club 
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada 
  • Center for Adaptive Riding 
  • Center for Healthy Aging 
  • Communities In Schools of Western & Northeastern Nevada 
  • Community Foundation of Northern Nevada 
  • Community Health Alliance Foundation 
  • David J. Drakulich Foundation 
  • Dress for Success Reno/Northern Nevada 
  • DRI Research Foundation 
  • Eddy House 
  • Education Alliance of Washoe County 
  • Excel Christian School 
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless 
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada 
  • For Kids Foundation 
  • Friends In Service Helping (FISH-Carson City) 
  • Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch 
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness 
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada 
  • Girls on the Run Sierras 
  • Great Basin National Park Foundation 
  • Great Basin Outdoor School 
  • Hosanna Home 
  • Humane Network 
  • JUSTin HOPE Foundation 
  • Katie Weingartner Foundation 
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful 
  • Lahontan Audubon Society 
  • LEAD with Horses 
  • Lizzy Hammond Foundation 
  • Mountain View Montessori School 
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Nature Conservancy, Nevada Chapter 
  • Nevada Area Council, BSA 
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition 
  • Nevada Comedic Training DBA Reno Improv 
  • Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults 
  • Nevada Humanities 
  • Nevada Land Trust 
  • Nevada Museum of Art 
  • Nevada Outdoor School 
  • Nevada Women's Fund 
  • Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation 
  • Northern Nevada Dream Center 
  • Northern Nevada HOPES 
  • Northern Nevada International Center 
  • Northern Nevada Math Club Inc DBA Nevada Math 
  • Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation 
  • Northern Nevada Rural Concert Initiative 
  • Note-Able Music Therapy Services 
  • One Truckee River 
  • Opportunity Alliance Nevada 
  • Parkinson Support Center of Northern Nevada 
  • PBS Reno
  • Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts 
  • Planned Giving Round Table of Northern Nevada 
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte 
  • Poppy Foundation 
  • Rebuilding Together Northern Nevada (RTNNV) 
  • Reno Jazz Orchestra 
  • Reno Little Theater 
  • Reno Philharmonic Association 
  • Reno Rodeo Foundation 
  • Ron Wood Family Resource Center 
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada 
  • Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Sierra Arts Foundation 
  • Sierra Kids Foundation 
  • Sierra Music Society 
  • Sierra Nevada Ballet 
  • Sierra Nevada Journeys 
  • Sierra School of Performing Arts 
  • Sierra Watercolor Society 
  • Soroptimist International Truckee Meadows 
  • Soulful Seeds 
  • Sparks Heritage Foundation & Museum, Inc. 
  • SPCA of Northern Nevada 
  • STEP2, Inc. 
  • Tahoe Fund 
  • Tahoe Institute for Natural Science 
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association 
  • Tahoe-Pyramid Trail 
  • The Altruistic American 
  • The Children's Cabinet 
  • The Harrah Automobile Foundation 
  • The Salvation Army of Washoe County 
  • The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum 
  • TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada 
  • Truckee Donner Land Trust 
  • Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation 
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation 
  • Truckee Meadows Tomorrow 
  • Twentieth Century Club 
  • Urban Roots 
  • Veterans Guest House 
  • Volunteers of America, NCNN 
  • Walker Basin Conservancy 
  • Washoe CASA Foundation 
  • Women and Children's Center of the Sierra 
  • Xquisite