“I hope we create a community where everyone is valued and our elders have needed resources easily accessible.”
Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada connects people who care with causes that matter. We believe that a strong community depends on active participation from everyone. Family caregiving is an important cause that affects everyone in some way. We started the Caregiver Support Initiative in 2016 to address the needs of unpaid family caregivers to seniors.
With the help of family caregivers and service providers, we created the Nevada Caregivers Guidebook, an instructional manual for new family caregivers, the Caregiver’s Compensation Guide, and Nevadacaregivers.org, a one-stop-shop resource directory for family caregivers.
In addition to our initiatives, the Community Foundation focuses on strengthening our community through philanthropy. Established in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada has distributed more than $155 million in grants and scholarships from more than 262 charitable funds to strengthen our Nevada home. Our charitable giving experts work with individuals and businesses to make their charitable giving more impactful and to create a caring, connected, and engaged citizenry. Charitable gifts can be made to benefit nonprofits, religious institutions, or students in the community today.
If you prefer to give in the future, planned gifts can be arranged in your will or trust. Designating a small percentage of your estate to benefit the community you love will make a tremendous difference! The Community Foundation also manages the Community Endowment to create a “charitable pocket” for gifts that will help people and places in our region today, and for generations.
Here are some ways you can get involved!
- Distribute copies of the Nevada Caregivers Guidebook
- Serve in the Caregiver Support Initiative steering committee
- Participate in the Email Discussion Group!
Sanford Center for Aging
The Sanford Center for Aging is a recognized leader in Northern Nevada and the national aging network promoting elder-driven services and programs. The Center is located at the University of Nevada, Reno and is committed to education, application of research findings, and outreach into Northern Nevada communities to enhance the quality of life and well-being of elders. Sanford Center for Aging programs and services include: a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Clinic, Community Wellness Programs, the Senior Outreach Service, RSVP Volunteer Programs, Medication Therapy Management, community education, gerontology and geriatric education programs and courses; and research support to faculty members at UNR. The Sanford Center for Aging accomplishes its mission through collaboration with community partners, and funding from private foundations and state grants.
Savitt Medical Library
The Savitt Medical Library was founded to support the information needs of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, UNR allied health programs, and the Washoe County population of healthcare professionals and caregivers, and is a key health resource library serving the State of Nevada. Savitt Medical Library professionals have served as lead investigators in many funded initiatives to develop web-enabled resources and support programs to promote better access to health information for healthcare consumers and professionals. Among the community partners in these projects were: Washoe County Obesity Coalition; Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic; Washoe County Emergency Operations Center; and Washoe County Health District.