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|A publication from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada ||
You will find inside this edition of
Community Matters :
- Reno Rebuild Fund building funds for start-up loans to local businesses.
- CFWN services expand to include loans.
- Town of Tonopah established endowments.
- Over $400,000 in scholarships distributed this year.
- Think of your community as one of your heirs.
- NV Dream Tags fund update
- Matching grant encouraged donations to Partnership Grant Fund - 19 organizations win grants.
Nickel by nickel Reno Rebuild fund is growing to make loans to support local small business start-ups.
|"What we are looking for is a great idea that will bring something new to our city and improve our lives."|
Every time you enjoy a drink or meal at Legends Grill, Sports & Spirits, the Sierra Tap House, Ole Bridge Pub and the Brewer's Cabinet, a nickel per item sold goes into the Reno Rebuild Fund at the Community Foundation.
Reno Rebuild Guys - photo by Marilyn Newton
Reno Gazette Jounal
Once a year the fundholders, Michael Connolly, Chris Kahl and Zachary Cage, owners of the establishments listed above, will help select one idea from a Reno based individual to receive a small business loan to make his or her dream a realty.
These low-interest loans will return all principal and interest to the fund to help it grow, so more ideas can be funded each year. All money will stay in our community, supporting the local economy and helping to rebuild our community - one small business at a time.
You can make this happen in a big way. Buy a beer or a meal from the restaurants listed and above your nickles will add up. To be a bigger part of the bright Reno Rebuild Project donate directly ( and more than a nickel! ) to the fund.
Donate to the Reno Rebuild fund and you will help it grow so larger loans may be given and bigger ideas funded. You can help lift our community and make a dream come true.
|Services Expand to Meet
Unique Ideas of Nevada Philanthropists.
The CFWN philanthropic services are branching out by making loans.
In 2013 we will make our first small business loan to fund a worthy idea combined with a stellar business plan from a passionate would-be entreprenuer. The creators of the Reno Rebuild fund will be on the loan selection committee and are committed to the well-being of small business in Reno.
The Community Foundation has deep experience in grantmaking. We are proud of our work with the Truckee River Fund making substantial preservation and water quality grants each year. This year we joined forces with the State of Nevada to administer the Nevada Dream Tags fund to help restore wildlife habitat.
In addition to grants to organizations the foundation administers complicated scholarships. We specialize in matching the fundholder's values and personal ideals with deserving students. In 2012 we will give over $400,000 to outstanding students from our region.
What is your great notion? What do you need to accomplish through your philanthropy? Call us.775-333-5499. We can make it happen together.
Historic Town of Tonopah Funds the Future with Endowments
|Scholarships, energy costs reduction projects and enhancements for the town, the Tonopah library and Historic Mining Museum will be funded in perpetuity through booms and busts.|
The Town of Tonopah Community Fund was seeded with a gift from Solar Reserve, a California based power production compay with a market-leading solar energy technology that can deliver power whenever it is needed. The Tonopah Community Fund will be used "not as a rainy day fund" but for projects that look to the future by lowering energy costs, infrastructure enhancements and scholarships for the town's young people.
Once the Community Fund was in place at the Community Foundation,
the leaders of Tonopah realized the best time to plan for the future is now.
With a bequest of $181,000 from the Elenor Gavrilovich Family Trust, an endowment for the Tonopah Library was created.
Lastly, residents of Tonopah are working on establishing a foundation to support the Historic Mining Museum.
The Tonopah Community Fund is a charitable pocket that Tonopah residents and former residents can feel good about.
Decisions about how to use the money in the Community Fund are left up to the people in Tonopah. The Community Foundation takes care of the back office work; helping with research, investment expertise and administrative tasks that keep the fund growing for the next generation.
Through Fundholders's Generosity:
2012 scholarships reached $400,000
|Scholarships reflect the individual values of their founders.|
Growing number of scholarship fundholders are changing the future of
our community - one life at a time.
This fall students from northern Nevada will be attending universities throughout the country with support from a Community Foundation scholarship.
Are you or your service group interested in starting a scholarship next year?
$20,000 will establish an endowed scholarship that can support students in a particular field of study, students from a particular school or going to a specific school. You can honor someone you love, pay it forward or support your industry. Talk with Tracy 775-333-5499 about creating your own scholarship.
Who We Are
Board of Trustees
Sallie B. Armstrong
Dong Joon "DJ" Lee, CAIA
Col. William Van Allen (1914- 2004)
Chris Askin, CSPG, CFRE
President and CEO
Tracy Turner, Ph.D.
I recieved two calls this week asking what the Foundation does to help nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit Connections is one of our helpful services, and we do it together! It is easy.
Create a page on your nonprofit website letting donors know what you will do with grants of $1,000 to $10,000.
Then send us the link and pick a square or two to sit behind.
If your local nonprofit organization would like to link to Nonprofit Connections
just call Tracy Turner,
It is simple and effective.
Nevada Dream Tags Fund Update
|$281,500 has come in for wildlife habitat restoration through NV Dream Tags sales.|
There is still time to purchase
NV Dream Tag raffle tickets for your favorite hunter. If you have the winning $5 ticket,
these "2nd chance" chances will allow you to hunt any of the five big game species in any legal hunting area in Nevada .
To purchase NV Dream Tags raffle tickets visit:
|Your Bequest can Change our World
|Leave a lasting mark on the community you love|
Together your gift,when combined over time with your neighbors' and friends' gifts will grow to a deep and unending resource to meet pressing community needs.
Think of your community as
one of your heirs.
Leave five percent of your estate to the Community Fund.
Use the Foundation's website
to learn about
and find sample bequest language to help you create your charitable legacy.
Call Chris Askin for help and information about making a bequest . 775-333-5499.
Thanks to our
donors who pitched in to
maximize a matching grant,
19 Organizations Win Partnership Grants.
You made this good news happen.
More information about each winner in the June
|You touch the world with your generosity and kindness. Let's keep in touch.
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| Community Foundation of Western Nevada
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