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Request for Proposals

Community Fund Grant Letters of Interest Due by Oct. 31 

Through the Community Fund, the Community Foundation will provide financial resources to respond to community challenges annually and/or as they arise. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we believe in our ability to come together and meet those challenges head-on. We believe in the value of investing in the future of our region, through an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. This particular Fund is reserved to provide support from programs and services provided within the region served by the Community Foundation, defined as Northeastern California to Northern Nevada, extending over to Northeastern Nevada.

The Community Foundation Board of Trustees sets the scope and general direction for the use of the funds, setting as broad or narrow a scope as it deems appropriate. The Community Fund Advisory Committee reviews and selects grant recipients and is comprised of CFNN Board members, staff and community leaders representing diverse perspectives and geographic reach.

Key Details

  • Scope: Funding for the 2022 Community Fund Grant cycle will support organizations working to address environmental issues through education and engagement, with special consideration given to programs directed towards under-served populations.
  • Eligible Organizations: 501(c)3s, educational, governmental or religious entities. 
  • Maximum: Grant requests are capped at $25,000.
  • Deadline: Letters of Interest are due by October 31, 2021, at 11:59pm.

Community Fund Grant Cycle Overview

October 2021: Letters of Intent Open (LOI)
November 2021: Fund Advisory Committee reviews LOIs
December 2021: Select organizations invited to submit full proposals
January 2022: Request for Proposals Open (RFP)
February 2022: RFP Closes
March 2022: Fund Advisory Committee reviews proposals
April 2022: Grant allocation meeting
May 2022: Grant funding distribution