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

Community Foundation of Elko County a permanent charitable fund to strengthen its region.

The Community Foundation of Elko County seeks grant proposals from nonprofits working to promote behavioral and mental health resiliency. Special consideration will be given to organizations that have implemented evidence-based programming. The grant application opens June 15, 2021. Proposals must be submitted through the online application on the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s website,, and are due by 5 PM on June 30, 2021.

The Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital’s recent statistics on suicide and behavioral health report the following:

  • In Nevada, suicide is the 1st leading cause of death ages 12-19 and the 2nd leading cause of death ages,


  • Nevada has the 2nd highest elder suicide rate in the country.
  • Elko County has seen a 66% increase in patients with suicidal ideation to the emergency department with a 103% increase in female patients and a 31% increase in male patients from 2020-2021.
  • Elko County has also seen a 162% increase in residents < 18 years of age and a 41% increase in residents.

18-65 years of age.

The Community Foundation of Elko County's process is driven by community needs and solutions to community needs are developed through public participation. Our primary stakeholders are those affected by the issue and our secondary stakeholders are those who care about the issue. The grant application is designed to gather information on the programs and services addressing the pressing issues facing our community.

The CFEC advisory committee will consider all ideas submitted and determine how best to benefit the community with the amount of funding available.

Eligible grantees must be a federally registered 501(c)3 organization or an educational, government, or religious entity. Please note that users will be required to create a login to access the application form at:


The Community Foundation of Elko County (CFEC) was started in December 2015 by a group of dedicated Elko residents who recognized the need to create a sustainable funding stream to support Elko County—today and for years to come. CFEC strengthens our region by using available income from the endowment to make an impact in Elko County. This unrestricted endowment is a permanent source of funding to be used to address issues in Elko which may not yet be on anyone’s radar. With local leadership addressing local issues, CFEC is poised to make an impact on Elko – today and for generations to come.


The Community Foundation of Elko County is an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
Lyndsey Crossley, Philanthropic Advisor
Phone 775-333-5499 ex 12 /