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“I hope we create a community where everyone is valued and our elders have needed resources easily accessible.”

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Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, a 510(c)3 organization is established to strengthen our region through philanthropy and leadership by connecting people who care with causes that matter.

Community Foundation initiatives bring diverse stakeholders together to solve community challenges. The Community Foundation collaborates with many organizations and area residents to develop resources and solutions. The resources they create ultimately transition to another organization that takes the lead and embeds the initiative into their everyday work.

In addition to initiatives, the Community Foundation distributes grants and scholarships on behalf of its donors. The Community Foundation works with individuals and businesses to make their charitable giving more impactful. Charitable gifts can benefit nonprofits, religious institutions, educational institutions, government agencies, or students in the community today. Learn more at or by calling (775) 333-5499.

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Sanford Center for Aging

The Sanford Center for Aging is part of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through education, translational research and community outreach. Its programs include the Sanford Geriatrics Specialty Care clinic, Community Wellness programs, Senior Outreach Services, AmeriCorps Seniors-RSVP and other volunteer programs, Medication Therapy Management, community education, gerontology and geriatrics education, and research support to faculty members at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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