A Fund For Good. Forever.
The Northern Nevada Endowment Fund, formerly the Community Fund, supports the community's most pressing issues each year. Grants are chosen by a committee of Community Foundation board members, staff, and community volunteers.
The Northern Nevada Endowment investment earnings generate the annual grants. Gifts of any size are welcome to the Northern Nevada Endowment. Your donation will grow along with contributions from your friends and neighbors to build an unending resource for Northern Nevada.
2022 Northern Nevada Endowment Fund Grants Focused on Environmental Issues through Education and Engagement, with Special Consideration Given to Programs Directed Towards Under-served Populations
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:
- Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows - $20,000 for the Outdoor Teaching Garden.
- Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada - $5,048 for Youth Climate Education and Habitat Improvement.
- Great Basin National Park Foundation - $20,000 for Expanding Great Basin National Park's Reach for the Stars education program and supporting Shoshone and Goshute tribes in programs and participation.
- greenUP! - $20,004 to leverage the NV Green Business Program for Economic Development Opportunities for Rural and Tribal Communities Across Northern Nevada.
- Envirolution - $20,000 for Project ReCharge for Summer Professional Learning.
- Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful - $10,000 for the Environmental Education and Engagement Project.
- Nevada Outdoor School - $20,000 for the Nature In My World program.
- Reno Food Systems - $18,150 for Regenerative Agriculture and Food Systems Education Program with funding designated for two interns from marginalized populations and materials/supplies.
- Sierra Nevada Journeys - $10,000 for the Classrooms Unleashed program.
- Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation - $25,000 for Community Science at Rosewood Nature Study Area.
2021 Northern Nevada Endowment Fund Grants Focused on Mental Health and Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence
How much does the Community Fund Grant?
2020 Grants focus on meeting emergency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Available grant funds were channeled to the COVID-19 Relief Fund and are granted out by the COVID-19 Relief Fund grant committee.
Six organizations were chosen to receive grants from the Community Fund in 2019. These programs were rewarded because they touch the most vulnerable in our community in
vital (perhaps life-saving) and lasting ways.
- Catholic Charities
- Child Assault Prevention
- Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Northern Nevada Literacy Council
- Sierra Nevada Journeys
- Ridge House
Congratulations to the six nonprofits in Reno who were chosen to receive grants from the 2nd annual Community Endowment grant cycle. Two of the organizations are new and this may be your first introduction to their programs. The organizations were chosen because they work with distinct values of community strengthening, inclusiveness, and volunteerism. The grantees are listed below in alphabetical order and linked to a description of the funded program.
- CARE Chest
- Seniors in Service
- Renown Health Foundation
- Urban Lotus Project
- Veterans Guest House
The Community Foundation Board and Staff recommended that the 1st annual grants generated by the Community Endowment go to the Eddy House and Sierra Association of Foster Families to support the ongoing Youth Network Initiative.
$120,800 Granted in 2021 to Nonprofits Focused on Mental Health and Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence
The following eight organizations were chosen by the 2021 Community Fund Grant Advisory Committee to receive grants:
Domestic Violence Resource Center for general operating funding
Note-Able Music Therapy Services to fund addressing community mental health needs through music therapy at the WSCO Detention Center
STEP2, Inc. to fund the Victims’ Services Program
Awaken to provide access to mental health services for survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE)
Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada, Inc (TIP) to fund TIP’s 2021 volunteer recruitment, training and retention programs
Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra supports WACCS’s domestic violence services in southeast Reno
Community Chest, Inc. for mental health counseling and domestic violence advocate support
Center for Adaptive Riding Equine Therapy for operating support.