News and Updates

The Hughes & Jones Music Fund is pleased to announce the Nevada Rural Counties Middle and High School Music Program Awards for 2017. A total of $131,701.49 is being awarded to 27 worthy music programs this grant cycle.

In 2006, Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones created the Hughes & Jones Music Fund with the sole purpose of funding musical instruments to Nevada’s public schools. The goal was to make musical instruments available to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them and enable local schools to maintain the ownership for student use for years. By this process school music programs would remain strong and vital, and community events would have the benefit of local student talent. 

The Hughes & Jones Music Fund grant cycles are: 

• Rural counties in the spring of odd years
• Clark and Washoe counties in the spring of even years 

The following schools and programs were scored with award grants this cycle:

Dayton Intermediate School

Virginia City Middle/High Schools

Carson Valley Middle School

West Wendover Jr/Sr High School

Spring Creek Middle School

Round Mountain Jr/Sr High School

Fernley High School

Churchill County Middle School

Pahrump Valley High School

White Pine High School

Churchill County High School

White Pine Middle School

Pahrump Valley High School

White Pine High School

Meadow Valley Middle School

Elko High School

Rosemary Clarke Middle School

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Lowry High School

Battle Mountain High School

Lincoln County High School

Yerington Intermediate School

Adobe Middle School

Yerington High School

Silverland Middle School

Tonapah Middle School

French Ford Middle School

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Vaquero Band

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Chamber Orchestra

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Beginning Instrumental

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Big Blue Band

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Instrumental Music

Performance Band

Concert Band

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Lyon

Storey

Douglas

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Churchill

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Douglas

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Humboldt

Congratulations to the schools, students, instructors, and communities that will enjoy the benefit of these funds in the purchase of musical instruments to strengthen the music education programs within Nevada’s rural schools. 


1/31/2017: The Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship 2017 Cycle is Open!

Submission Deadline on April 3, 2017.

The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship cycle. With the vision of supporting Southern Nevada's junior golfers in their continued educational development, the scholarship will provide $5,000 over four years for tuition and related expenses at a community college, university, trade or technical school.

Any Clark County, Nevada high school senior who has participate in junior golf programs, tournaments, or a high school golf team are eligible. Please review the application carefully and mail in completed applications to Nevada Community Foundation at the following address:

Nevada Community Foundation
410 South Rampart Blvd., Suite 390
Las Vegas, NV 89145

The deadline is 4:00 PM, April 3, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by that date to be eligible. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists will meet with the scholarship committee in early May 2017; winners will be announced in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact Seth Wongsavit at seth.wongsavit@nevadacf.org or 702-892-2326.

Click here to download the announcement letter
Click here for the application form -- please submit by mail

1/8/2017: FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS

Request for Proposals from Rural County School District Schools (all counties except Clark and Washoe)

The Nevada Community Foundation is happy to announce a funding opportunity for Nevada Rural County School District music programs. A total of one hundred thousand dollars is being made available by the Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones Music Fund to purchase musical instruments for use in Nevada public schools. 
The Spring 2017 grant cycle is opening on January 19th. Middle and high schools in Nevada’s rural school districts (except Clark and Washoe) may apply for up to $5,000. The application can be downloaded at www.nevadacf.org and is due by 5:00pm on March 8th, 2017. These grants will make musical instruments available to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them and enable Nevada schools to maintain ownership of instruments for student use for years to come.
Philanthropists Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones founded the fund in 2006 and launched its inaugural Request for Proposal in Spring of 2008. Since that time $1,650,818.62 has been awarded to Nevada public school music programs. Clark County School District and Washoe County School District are the focus in even years and all other counties are the focus in odd years – the next opportunity for the Clark and Washoe counties will be in Spring of 2018. 
Gian Brosco, Esq., President of the Nevada Community Foundation, stated that “the Nevada Community Foundation is pleased to house the Hughes & Jones Music Fund to provide this exciting opportunity to expand the musical programs in all Nevada counties for the benefit of public school students.” . 
Click here for grant application and guidelines.


UNLV School of Medicine Earns Preliminary Accreditation; Prepares to Accept Charter Class

https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/unlv-school-medicine-earns-preliminary-accreditation-prepares-accept-its-charter-class

The first allopathic medical school in the Las Vegas Valley was noted for its innovative curriculum, experienced leadership team, and comprehensive faculty development plan.

Campus News | Oct 18, 2016 | By Pam Udall Media Contact: Pam Udall (702) 895-0719; cell (512) 413-6807 

A preliminary architectural rendering of the future UNLV School of Medicine academic building, to be located in the heart of the city's medical district near the UNLV Shadow Lane Campus and University Medical Center

Today the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine was officially granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and may begin accepting students for its 2017 charter class. 

“I am absolutely thrilled by today’s news,” said Barbara Atkinson, MD, founding dean of UNLV’s new medical school. “Having been through many accreditation processes throughout my career and feeling very confident about the quality of work produced by this team, it was still very gratifying to receive the positive call. This is a very rigorous process. Today is one the highlights of my professional career.” 

The granting of preliminary accreditation means the UNLV School of Medicine met all 12 standards used by the LCME, the national accrediting body that reviews MD-granting institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The standards include the medical school’s leadership, planning, finances, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and student support.  

While the school’s preliminary accreditation was not guaranteed, a site visit in July from a team appointed by the LCME did portend today’s good news. The survey site team’s report highlighted several strengths in the UNLV School of Medicine’s program, including an experienced and skilled senior leadership team, a thoughtful and innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive approach to faculty development. 

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Regents James Dean Leavitt and Mark Doubrava, MD, who were integral to the medical school’s creation, said they have been waiting for this day since 2013. “It’s exciting to see a dream of many years become a reality,” said Leavitt, chair of the NSHE’s Health Sciences System Committee.  

Doubrava, vice chair of the Health Sciences System Committee, added, "It’s quite an achievement and the result of the support and hard work from the entire community — Southern Nevada should be very proud today. The new medical school is an important step toward improving the Las Vegas Valley’s stressed health care system.”  

UNLV President Len Jessup says the accreditation announcement caps off a number of major milestones for the university this week from hosting the presidential debate, to the approval of a new stadium for use by the UNLV football team and Oakland Raiders, to launching the medical school’s first clinic — UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center.  

“UNLV is undergoing a renaissance in so many areas, and the School of Medicine is an important part of UNLV’s role and relevance in the community and beyond. It’s been an exciting week for the university, its leadership, and the entire community and state.”  

For more information about UNLV School of Medicine and its student admissions’ policy go to unlv.edu/medicine/studentaffairs or call (702) 895-4573. 

About UNLV School of Medicine The UNLV School of Medicine is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada’s physicians with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse population through community partnerships. UNLV School of Medicine will be the first public allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. For more information about UNLV School of Medicine visit unlv.edu/medicine.

Making the Rounds with Founding Dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson

The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation Announce The 2016 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,2016The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 grant cycle of the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund. WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán proudly continues the legacy built by WBC Lifetime President (RIP) Don José Sulaimán in supporting retired boxing heroes who have fallen into hard times. 

Thanks to the continued generosity of WBC-affiliated organizations, promoters and several other generous individuals and entities, notably TelMex Foundation, as well as the tireless service of the Fund’s Selection Committee, the Fund has awarded approximately $500,000 to 35 boxers in need. Administered by Nevada Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Fund will award as much as to $10,000 (U.S. dollars) per awardee during the 2016 grant cycle. 

The Fund will accept applications for assistance from August 1, 2014 through September 30, 2016. Applications must include all requested supporting documentation, to be mailed or emailed to Nevada Community Foundation by September 30, 2016, in order to be considered. 

Retired professional boxers who face significant immediate financial need are encouraged to apply. For questions and assistance, please contact your local WBC federation or affiliate. Questions may also be directed to Nevada Community Foundation at: 

Jane RamosDirector of Operations / Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundation410 S Rampart Blvd., Ste. #390Las Vegas, NV 89145Tel: 702-892-2326 | Fax: 702-892-8580 jane.ramos@nevadacf.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,2016

Click here to download the application (English)Click here to download the application (Spanish)Click here to download the guidelines

The Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship 2016 Cycle is Open! Submission Deadline on April 15

The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2016 Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship cycle. With the vision of supporting Southern Nevada’s junior golfers in their continued educational development, the scholarship will provide $5,000 over four years for tuition and related expenses at a community college, university, trade or technical school.

Any Clark County, Nevada high school senior who has participated in junior golf programs, tournaments, or a high school golf team are eligible. Please review the application carefully and mail in completed applications to Nevada Community Foundation at the following address:

Nevada Community FoundationATTN: Seth Wongsavit410 South Rampart Blvd. Suite #390Las Vegas, NV 89145

The deadline is 3:00 PM, April 15, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists will meet with the scholarship committee in early May 2016; winners will be announced in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact Seth Wongsavit at seth.wongsavit@nevadacf.org or 702-892-2326.
Click here for application form - please submit by mail

Moving Forward: Nevada Community Foundation Announces Office Move—and a New Way to Work!

Las Vegas, NV—(January 28, 2016) Innovation drives everything we do at NCF. Innovation is how we grew 900% from a $15 million foundation in 2008 to a $150 million foundation, today, and innovation is how our donors have been able to grant more than $90 million to deserving nonprofits since we began our work in 1989. 

The other reason for our success is our people. And so, as NCF continue to strive to become a destination workplace, we are pleased to announce our latest experiment – starting February 3rd, aligned with emerging global work trends in corporate America, NCF will become an early adopter in the Foundation space of an agile workspace model which will include “hoteling”, “hot desking”, co-working spaces, and, of course, telecommuting. 

And while this move will most definitely have a significant positive impact on our bottom line, we will also dramatically improve our surroundings! Our new offices in Tivoli Village, 410 South Rampart Blvd. Ste. 390, Las Vegas, NV 89145, will provide a central location equipped with state-of-the-art IT for our team and world class amenities for our donors and other visitors. 

We hope you will visit us and look forward to your feedback. In the meantime, we will remain at our current office until Friday, January 29, 2016, and will reopen at the new location on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Of course, you can still reach us by email at any time. Should you have any questions, please contact us at jane.ramos@nevadacf.org.

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS

Request for Proposals from Clark and Washoe County School District Schools

1/8/2016

The Nevada Community Foundation is happy to announce a funding opportunity for Clark and Washoe County School District music programs. A total of one hundred thousand dollars is being made available by the Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones Music Fund to purchase musical instruments for use in Nevada public schools. 

The Spring 2016 grant cycle is opening on January 18th. Middle and high schools in the two school districts may apply for up to $5,000. The application can be downloaded at www.nevadacf.org and is due by March 4th, 2016. These grants will make musical instruments available to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them and enable Nevada schools to maintain ownership of instruments for student use for years to come. 

Philanthropists Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones founded the fund in 2006 and launched its inaugural Request for Proposal in Spring of 2008. Since that time $1,650,818.62 has been awarded to Nevada public school music programs. Clark County School District and Washoe County School District are the focus in even years and rural counties are the focus in odd years – the next opportunity for the rural counties will be in Spring of 2017. 

Gian Brosco, Esq., President of the Nevada Community Foundation, recently stated that “the Nevada Community Foundation is pleased to house the Hughes & Jones Music Fund to provide this exciting opportunity to expand the musical programs in all Nevada counties for the benefit of public school students.” 

Click here for grant guidelines.

Click here for grant application.

The WBC and NCF Announce the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Awards

12/17/2015

The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the awards for the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund,formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.

Through the Fund, current president Mauricio Sulaimán continues to carry out the vision set out by the late WBC president José Sulaimán: to create a world where the boxing sport takes care of its heroes, past and present, providing financial assistance to retired professional boxers facing hardships. The Fund is administered by Nevada Community Foundation, an independent charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thanks to the generosity of WBC-affiliated promoters and sponsors, the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund will be able to award over $480,000 in total since 2013, with up to $160,000.00 awarded this year. For this third year, the Fund will assist 23 boxers with their medical care, housing, and other crucial life needs.

The WBC would also like to extend a special thanks to the Fund Selection Committee for their hard work and contributions.

The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation Announce the 2015-2016 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015.

The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) are pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle, formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund. 

Envisioned by the late WBC president José Sulaimán, with continued support from current president Mauricio Sulaimán, the fund supports retired professional boxers who have fallen on hard times and in need of financial assistance.

Application deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 15, 2015.  All application materials must include requested supporting documentation postmarked or emailed to Nevada Community Foundation by end of day, Thursday, October 15th, to be considered.

Retired professional boxers who face great need and fit within the criteria are encouraged to apply. For questions and assistance with the application, please contact your local WBC-associated federation or affiliation.

Online information can be found at www.nevadacf.org. Questions may also be directed to Nevada Community Foundation at:

Jane Ramos 

Director of Operations / Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundation1635 Village Center Circle Ste. 160Las Vegas, NV 89134Tel: 702-892-2326 | Fax: 702-892-8580jane.ramos@nevadacf.org. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR EMAILED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2015

Click here to download the English version of the application materials and guidelinesClick here to download the Spanish version of the application materials.

WestCare Nevada to receive $350,000 to improve Women & Children's Campus in North Las Vegas!

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) members voted today, May 20, 2015, to invest its $350,000 impact grant with WestCare Nevada, Inc. The funds will be used to make vital renovations to a 33,000-square-foot building at the Women's and Children's Campus in North Las Vegas.

"WestCare Nevada provides a critical unmet community need at its Women's and Children's Campus by providing emergency housing, youth medical detox, substance and mental healthcare treatment, case management and job training among other services to over 1,600 people per year," NWP President Kelly Cavanagh said. "NWP is honored to partner with WestCare to help it continue to be able to use a building that is so important to so many members of our community."

WestCare has earmarked the grant funds to pay for a new roof while upgrading or replacing existing doors and windows to increase heating and cooling efficiency. The building was first built in the 1960s.

Future Smiles will receive this year's $30,000 unrestricted NWP Founder's Gift. 

WestCare Nevada and Future Smiles join a group of 17 other nonprofit agencies that NWP has invested with since it was founded in 2005. NWP is an annual grant making, all-volunteerorganization that has gifted $3.91 million to date. It is currently celebrating10 years of community giving. 

For more information on NWP, please visit www.nvwomensphilanthropy.org.

The AFP Celebrates National Philanthropy Day 2014!

On November 18, 2014, philanthropists from all over the Valley gathered at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the 23rd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

The keynote speaker was our very own president, Gian F. Brosco, Esq., and Kirsten Joyce, 8 News NOW Morning Anchor served as Master of Ceremonies.  The event honored a special group of individuals for their generosity, service and commitment to the Las Vegas community.

Please join the community incelebrating the contributions of the AFP Las Vegas 2014 award winners in thefollowing categories:

•Outstanding Philanthropist: Victoria Fertitta

•Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Art Marshall

•Outstanding Corporation or Foundation: Donald W Reynolds Foundation

•Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Lynn Etkins, Esq.

•Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Jordan Coppert

•Lifetime Achievement Award: Russel A. Kost III, CFRE

•President’s Award:  Debra Mills

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The WBC and NCF Announce the 2014-2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Awards

The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the awards for the 2014-2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.

The Fund was created to provide much-needed financial assistance to retired professional boxers who have fallen on hard times. Through it, current president Mauricio Sulaimán continues to carry out the vision set out by the late WBC president José Sulaimán: to create a world where the boxing sport takes care of its heroes, past and present. The Fund is administered by Nevada Community Foundation, an independent charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thanks to the generosity of WBC-affiliated promoters and sponsors, the Fund will be able to award up to $160,000.00 this year. 22 applications were received between August 1 and September 15, 2014. 20 boxers will be awarded assistance for medical care, housing, and other crucial life needs.

The WBC would also like to extend a special thanks to the Fund Selection Committee for their hard work and contributions. 

 

You are cordially invited to attend an exciting summit in Las Vegas on June 5!

THE GREEN ZONE EMPLOYER PROGRAMCreating a Veteran Friendly Workforce

Join Governor Brian Sandoval, military and community leaders, Mr. Dylan Gray from the Nevada Military Support Alliance, and some of Nevada’s veteran-committed employers for a brief discussion on why hiring veterans works at The Green Zone Employer Program - Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce Summit. This event is hosted by Governor Brian Sandoval, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Nevada Community Foundation. The Green Zone Employer program connects public and private sector employers interested in hiring veterans with veterans seeking employment and creates a statewide network of leaders and stakeholders working to advance the outcomes of veterans across the state. It is time to introduce local business leaders to programs which will highlight the value of hiring veterans and provide them with the resources to do so. Can hiring veterans work for your business?  Hear from a panel of industry executives who understand the value of hiring veterans. Come join us and be a part of the solution!   

AGENDA

    9:30 AM            Welcome                             Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas

    9:35 AM            Opening Remarks                             Governor Brian Sandoval

    9:45 AM            Why the Military Needs You                             Colonel Barry Cornish                             Commander of Nellis Air Force Base

    9:55 AM            Presentation: The Green Zone Initiative                             Caleb Cage                             Director of Military and Veteran Policy                             Office of Governor Brian Sandoval

    10:00 AM          Panel Discussion: Why Hiring Veterans Works

    10:45 AM          Nuts & Bolts of the Green Zone Employers Program                             Dylan Gray                             Veteran Outreach Coordinator

    11:00 AM          Closing Remarks

 

Nevada Community Foundation featured in Nevada Business Magazine’s Special Report

Nevada Community Foundation is honored to be featured in the Nevada Business Magazine’s December 2013 Issue special report,“Corporate Philanthropy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving.” Authored by Jeanne Lauf Walpole, the report captures the growing maturity of corporate philanthropy and profiles NCF as one of the five major nonprofits that are “step[ping] up to the plate with innovative plans and services to assist any business, large or small, in achieving their hopes and dreams of giving back to their community.” Click here to read what our president Gian Brosco has to say.

The issue can also be found online at the Nevada Business Magazine’s website, here.

 

St. Jude's Ranch Opens The Crossings

Continuing to serve our community's youth, St. Jude's Ranch for Children has opened The Crossings, a supportive housing and services site for homeless 18 to 25 year olds. The Crossings includes intensive case management in an apartment style residential program. Mentored residents set goals to become stable, self-sufficient and productive members of the community by connecting them with appropriate community services and developing a strong sense of self-determination. Participants in the program are expected to continue their education, work, and be active in the community while striving to master essential life skills. This project is directly aligned with the Help Hope Home plan, which is Southern Nevada's plan to end homelessness, Clark County's Continuum of Care's priority areas, and the Ready for Life Southern Nevada initiative.

 

 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Program Director Receives National Award

Pat Bruce, Stewardship Program Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, received the prestigious Making A Difference National Volunteer Award, awarded to outstanding volunteers with the Bureau of Land Management.  Pat leads over a dozen trips annually to the Black Rock Desert- High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in the BLM's Winemucca District.  Pat's projects protect and restore these conservation lands: from restoration of a public-use cabin in warm springs rich Soldier Meadows to the construction of a catchment damn to provide water for pronghorn and mule deer during dry months, every visitor and resident of the area benefits from Pat's hard work and leadership/  "Pat has been with us for over six years, and has grown our volunteer events into a nationally recognized and respected program", said Sharon Netherton, Executive Director of Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  "Nevada is a better place for everyone- hikers and hunters and pronghorn and bighorn sheep- because of Pat Bruce".

 

 

 

Opening New Doors

The Gay and Lesbian Community Cetner of Southern Nevada  ("The Center") has announced the purchase of a downtown site for its new community center, slated to open in February 2013. The new Robert L. Forbuss Building will feature 16,000 square feet of interior space and 4,000 square feet of garden space. The Center will house a health and wellness center, a youth drop-in center, meeting rooms for community events and group meetings, a lending library, a technology center, and expanded programming to meet the emerging needs of the LGBTQ community. The Center currently serves over 30,000 community members with programs and services aimed at supporting and promoting the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the LGBTQ community and its allies in Southern Nevada. A $4million fundraising campaign is currently underway that will fund the building renovations and a strategic operating reserve to cover the annual utility costs of the renovated building. In just over a year, The Center has raised more than $3 million. To learn about The Center or to make a donation, please contact Diana Morgan at Diana@thecenterlv.com or (702) 733-9800.

 

 

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The Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) is pleased to accept grant applications on behalf of the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget Laughlin!

Applications will be accepted for the Golden Nugget Laughlin Community Fund grant cycle. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016.

The Golden Nugget Laughlin Community Fund of the Nevada Community Foundation was established by the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget.

Funding Focus Areas

The Fund seeks to support programs that operate in Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ and that:

  • Uplift Community Neighborhoods - programs to help maintain safe and productive programs that help locals in need and the rebuilding/enhancement of neighborhoods/communities; Foster safe and vital communities where people live, work, and raise families (revitalizing neighborhoods, self-sufficiency programs, shelters, and high-risk health agencies)
  • Uplift Seniors/Children - programs which provide strong prevention and/or intervention programs and empower young people to succeed within their community as well as in school, and the local Seniors in need.

Grant Amount

The Fund provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and to governmental agencies; grants to individuals are not made through this Fund. This year, $10,000 in funding is available for grants. Grants will generally be awarded up to$2,500.00 each.

When submitting a grant application, please ensure that the proposal is complete and all requested items are attached. Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged or reviewed. Please note that you may only submit one grant application.

Golden Nugget Laughlin 2016 Grant Cycle Guidelines and Application [DOC]

Please download the current grant guidelines, application instructions, cover sheet with application questions, and budget form for this grant cycle. Please review the guidelines carefully both to determine if your organization meets the criteria outlined therein and to ensure that your submission is complete.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Jane Ramos at 702-892-2326 or jane.ramos@nevadacf.org.

Applications should be forwarded to: Jane RamosDirector of Operations and Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundationc/o Golden Nugget Laughlin Grant Cycle410 S. Rampart Blvd, Suite 390Las Vegas, NV 89145

REMEMBER: The deadline is: 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016

Golden Nugget Laughlin Announces the Grant Recipients for the 2016 Community Outreach Fund!

The Golden Nugget Laughlin is proud to announce the grant recipients for the 2016 Community Outreach Fund benefiting children, neighborhoods, and the Southern Nevada community:

  • Colorado River Food Bank
  • Food for Families Bullhead City Food Bank, Inc.
  • Golden Shores Senior Nutrition Volunteers
  • Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Resource Center
  • Northern Arizona Veterans Resource Center
  • Social Service Interagency Council of Lake Havasu City, Inc.
  • WestCare Arizona

Congratulations to the recipients, and thank you to all that applied. In addition to the financial support provided, the Golden Nugget’s employees give back to local nonprofits throughout the year by volunteering and donating in-kind gifts as part of their ongoing commitment to the community.

Thank you to Golden Nugget and its team of generous, committed employees for making a positive impact in Southern Nevada!

1/31/17: The Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) is pleased to accept grant applications on behalf of the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget. Applications will be accepted for the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Community Fund grant cycle.

The deadline is 4:30 PM, Friday, March 3, 2017

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Community Fund of the Nevada Community Foundationi was established by the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget.

Funding Focus Areas

The Fund seeks to support programs that specifically focus around the following areas:

  1. Children (0-17) -- basic needs, educational needs, health and dental necessities
  2. Children (0-17) -- special needs and critical illness
  3. Young adults (18-25) -- job training, life skills, and career counseling
  4. Food banks
  5. Veterans

Grant Amount

The Fund provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and to governmental agencies; grants to individuals are not made through this Fund. Five (5) Grants will be awarded at $5,000.00 each. When submitting a grant application, please ensure that the proposal is complete and all requested items are attached.

Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged or reviewed.

Please download the current grant guidelines, application instructions, cover sheet with application questions, and budget form for this grant cycle. Please review the guidelines carefully both to determine if your organization meets the criteria outlined therein and to ensure that your submission is complete.

Please be advised that if you are a recipient of the 2016 award, you are ineligible to apply for the 2017 grant cycle year.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact NCF at 702-892-2326.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Nevada Community Foundation
c/o Golden Nugget Grant Cycle
410 South Rampart Blvd., Ste. 390
Las Vegas, NV 89145

The deadline is: 4:30 PM, Friday, March 3, 2017.

click here to download the application

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Announces the Grant Recipients for the 2016 Community Outreach Fund!

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is proud to announce the grant recipients for the 2016 Community Outreach Fund benefiting children, neighborhoods, and the Southern Nevada community:

  • Epicenter on the Parkway
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • Eye Care 4 Kids Southern Nevada
  • Three Square
  • Baby's Bounty
  • Miracle Flights

Congratulations to the recipients, and thank you to all that applied. In addition to the financial support provided, the Golden Nugget’s employees give back to local nonprofits throughout the year by volunteering and donating in-kind gifts as part of their ongoing commitment to the community.

Thank you to Golden Nugget and its team of generous, committed employees for making a positive impact in Southern Nevada!

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Announces the Grant Recipients for the 2015 Community Outreach Fund!

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is proud to announce the grant recipients for the 2015 Community Outreach Fund benefiting children, neighborhoods, and the Southern Nevada community:

  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • Assistance League of Las Vegas
  • Serving Our Kids Foundation
  • Goodie Two Shoes
  • Future Smiles

Congratulations to the recipients, and thank you to all that applied. In addition to the financial support provided, the Golden Nugget’s employees give back to local nonprofits throughout the year by volunteering and donating in-kind gifts as part of their ongoing commitment to the community.

Thank you to Golden Nugget and its team of generous, committed employees for making a positive impact in Southern Nevada!

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Announces the Grant Recipients for the 2014 Community Outreach Fund

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is proud to announce the grant recipients for the 2014 Community Outreach Fund benefiting children, neighborhoods, and the Southern Nevada community:

  • Three Square
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • The Shade Tree
  • Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Miracle Flight for Kids

Congratulations to the recipients, and thank you to all that applied. In addition to the financial support provided, the Golden Nugget’s employees give back to local nonprofits throughout the year by volunteering and donating in-kind gifts as part of their ongoing commitment to the community.

Thank you to Golden Nugget and its team of generous, committed employees for making a positive impact in Southern Nevada!

Projects Supported By The Nevada Women's Philanthropy  

Year 2016 

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) awards $385,000 HELP of Southern Nevada. Funds will be used to purchase furnitures, fixtures, and equipment for the new Shannon West Homeless Youth Center to be located on the Flamingo Campus.

Three Square received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift, an unrestricted grant annually awarded to the runner up. 

Year 2015 

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) awards $350,000 WestCare Nevada. The funds will be used to carry out vital improvements to an aging 33,000-square-foot building at WestCare's Women and Children's Campus in North Las Vegas.

Future Smiles received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift, an unrestricted grant annually awarded to the runner up.

Year 2014 

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its $350,000 2014 grant to Communities in Schools Nevada. CIS will use funds to purchase 240 laptops and 14 laptop carts to be utilized in CIS Academy classes at seven comprehensive high school sites in the Clark County School District. Students will now have dedicated technology to retrieve necessary credits and complete coursework in intensive academy programs.

Touro University's Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift, an unrestricted grant annually awarded to the runner up. 

Year 2013 

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its $350,000 2013 grant to Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. NPHY will utilize the funds to expand the organization's existing Youth Drop In Center on Shirley Street near the University of Nevada Las Vegas and provide an expand services for their clients.

New Vista Ranch received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift, an unrestricted grant each year's runner-up receives. 

Year 2012 

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its $350,000 2012 grant to Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada. Goodwill Industries will utilize the funds to establish the NWP Veteran's Integration Program dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated job training and employment services tailored to the unique needs of veterans, military service members and their families.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley & James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas in collaboration received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift. 

Year 2011

Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its $325,000 2011 grant to Salvation Army of Southern Nevada. SA used the money to re-roof and rehabilitate the 12,500 square-foot emergency overnight shelter at its five-acre Owens Campus. With the construction now complete, SA was able to increase its overnight capacity to 120 beds for approximately 75 men and 45 women every night. Those who spend the night in the emergency shelter must have legal identification and be able to pay the $8 per night fee to stay in a temperature controlled, safe place. "Salvation Army is thankful to be the 2011 NWP grant recipient," Clark County Coordinator, Major Robert Lloyd said. "Our funding is down by close to $3 million from where we were before the recession. If Salvation Army didn't receive this money from NWP, we would face losing this building."

Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift.

Year 2010 

The recipient of the Nevada Women's Philanthropy's 5th annual grant in the amount of $350,000 was awarded to the Rape Crisis Center (RCC). Since 1974 the RCC has been the only non-profit organization providing crisis intervention and advocacy to victims of sexual assault in Clark County. Through volunteers and staff, RCC has provided advocacy to over 35,000 victims since its inception. Programs include a toll-free 24-hour hotline, primary prevention education to Clark County residents and primary prevention education presentations to students in the Clark County School District. With Nevada Women's Philanthropy funding, RCC was able to open a comprehensive therapeutic counseling center, Signs of Hope, for residents of Clark County ages 12 years and older. Signs of Hope was developed in partnership with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Department of Counseling Education and Dr. Larry Ashley. Signs of Hope will provide counseling to 1,200 primary victims and support to 2,800 of their family and friends. "The Rape Crisis Center is so honored to be the 2010 recipient of the Nevada Women's Philanthropy grant. This grant will give the RCC the opportunity to provide the therapeutic services needed to help victims of sexual assault," said Lu Torres, executive director of RCC. "Nevada Women's Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center will show that through the development of partnerships, collaboration of skill sets, and shared resources, Southern Nevada cares about its community. Together we can make an amazing difference. NWP has made us the best that we could be!"

Lied Discovery Children's Museum received the $30,000 NWP Founders' Gift. 

Year 2009 

The recipient of the Nevada Women's Philanthropy's 4th annual grant was awarded to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN). LACSN received a $325,000 grant over three years to fund one new attorney within the Children's Attorneys Project (CAP) Foster Care Early Intervention Program. This new program seeks to represent children from the first day they are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. "Since we launched the CAP Early Intervention Program several months ago, we have already seen the dramatic difference it makes for children to have their voices heard in court," said Barbara Buckley, executive director of LACSN. "It gives them back a sense dignity and control over their own lives. It also prevents them from languishing in the system for months or even years without receiving the services that they deserve." "This generous grant from the Nevada Women's Philanthropy will enable us to serve an additional 400 young people over the next three years," Buckley said "With our current resources; we were only able to serve about half of the children in foster care. This important funding takes us a step closer to serving every child who needs us."

Three Square received the $50,000 NWP Founders' Gift.

Year 2008 

The Nevada Women's Philanthropy awarded its third annual grant in the amount of $450,000 to The Public Education Foundation. NWP became a community partner for three Empowerment Schools within the Clark County School District (CCSD). Empowerment Schools are a public school model designed to replicate national research-based best practices and increase student achievement. In these schools, the leadership is given autonomy to determine the best direction of its resources including staff development, finances, schedule, classroom materials and instruction. A pilot program consisting of four schools began in 2006. The CCSD currently has 14 Empowerment Schools. Empowerment School test scores have increased dramatically over the last three years. "We are proud to receive this grant from Nevada Women's Philanthropy," Judi Steele, president and chief professional officer of The Public Education Foundation, said. "During these critical economic times, this significant award allows us to expand the Empowerment Schools initiative. Clark County's empowerment model is demonstrating results and holds the promise of transforming our schools in a meaningful and lasting way. We greatly appreciate the generosity of and partnership with Nevada Women's Philanthropy. Together, we are making the difference for our public school children."

Nathan Adelson Hospice received the $30,000.00 NWP Founders' Gift.