Nevada Community Foundation
Reimagine Your Impact on the Community
Your Path to a Lasting Legacy and Charitable Impact
Nevada Community Foundation’s (NCF) mission is to provide you with a clear and tailored path to philanthropy. We work with you to understand your definition of philanthropic success.
NCF helps you reimagine your impact on the community through philanthropic alpha – moving beyond traditional grant-making and transactional philanthropy to maximize impact by engaging in innovative and collaborative community investments.
We steward our donors’ charitable giving, now and for generations to come, and provide leadership, vision, and impactful community investment in their name, in perpetuity.
Currently, the NCF houses more than 150 charitable funds with $200 million in assets and meets all national standards of accreditation from the Council on Foundations.
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Our History and Today
Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) was incorporated in 1989 with a $1 million endowed gift from Moe Dalitz. In the last twelve years, NCF has grown from $15 million in asset size to $300 million.
Since inception, NCF donors have given more than $200 million to causes they care about in Nevada and beyond.
Today, Nevada Community Foundation:
- Manages more than $300 million in assets.
- Houses more than 170 charitable funds established by individuals, families, and businesses to support the charitable causes that are important to them.
- Has provided nearly $110 million in grants since its inception.
- Is one of the 100 largest community foundations in the country.
- Meets all the national standards of accreditation from the Council on Foundations.
- Is ranked by Charity Navigator as a 100% Four Star Charity.
By partnering with NCF, donors enjoy the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement, and flexibility of a private foundation.
They also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking to meet their communities’ challenges and achieve their philanthropic goals.
A Few of the Many Funds We Are Proud to Work With:
Nevada Women’s Philanthropy
Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) is a member-driven, pooled-fund, large-impact grant-making organization established to address the…
Regional Young Women’s Leadership Expo
The Regional Young Women’s Leadership Expo (The Expo) is an annual event designed to ignite…
Governor’s Task Force
The Nevada COVID-19 Task Force was created in March 2020 to create a pathway for…
A research and public policy institute housed at NCF, with the specific mission to advance…
The Esperanza Fund was created in late 2020 to bring hope to a community in…
I reach out to NCF and Gian Brosco when I have clients who are charitably inclined. They educate me around the different options available to my clients (even if it’s not with NCF). They do it quickly. And they do it in a way that makes me look good in front of my clients. Gian and the team at NCF consistently add value to my client relationships and to my practice.
The work of the World Boxing Council (WBC) is international in scope. We support fighters and families from every corner of the boxing community. To do so, we need a team that is flexible, fast and easy to work with. Jane Ramos and the team at NCF are critical to our ability to fulfill our mission. They are a pleasure to partner with in this important work!
Fiscal probity is a hallmark of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) so the ability to operate a full-scale operation involving over one hundred members responsibly and efficiently is critical to the success of our mission. Since 2006, NCF has been our strategic partner, aligned closely with our day-to-day operations, servicing our administrative needs, and assisting in managing our many accounts. Our partnership is one of great success and we are sincerely grateful.
NCF makes sure my grants are being used the way we intended by the charitable organizations we support. Moreover, they look for ways to increase the impact of our giving at every opportunity. Finally, we have peace of mind knowing that the community foundation is there to steward our children’s philanthropy and protect our family’s charitable legacy long after we’re gone.
As a former estate planning attorney, himself, Gian Brosco (CEO of NCF) “gets it”. He and the team at NCF are responsive, flexible and professional. Whenever I introduce them to a client, they add value to the relationship and serve as a great partner and resource for my practice.