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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 Grants

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:

2021 Grants

2021 Northern Nevada Endowment Fund Grants Focused on Mental Health and Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence

$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.

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.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants

2019 Grants

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.

2018 Grants

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.

2017 Grants

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.