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Community Foundation of Western Nevada Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund for Northern Nevada 

In cooperation with the City of Reno, The City of Sparks, and Washoe County, the Community Foundation opened a charitable relief fund to help address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in northern Nevada.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund will distribute grants to individuals, businesses, governmental services, and charitable nonprofits. A fund advisory committee made up of representatives from local organizations, local governments, the Community Foundation and experts on the impact of the virus will decide and recommend the grants to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. "We are in this together and we can come together as a community and contribute to help each other,” said Community Foundation CEO Chris Askin.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund is intended to address the larger and long-term picture and take action where it will be most effective at helping people in our community.

To address individual's and families' basic needs the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has set up The United Way Emergency Assistance Fund. For more information visit the United Way website at ### Contact Margaret Stewart Communications Director