There are many ways to support the work of the Nevada Women's Fund in the community. Please see below for a partial list of gift options. As always, please contact the Nevada Women's Fund office at 786-2335 with your questions and suggestions.
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The Nevada Women's Fund welcomes contributions at all levels. Gifts may be made in cash, by check or by credit/debit card. In 2005 the Nevada Women's Fund established the Golden Compass Society, a major donor giving circle designed to support Nevada Women's Fund projects and programs. Individuals become members of the Golden Compass Society with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Golden Compass Society gifts support the growth and expansion of the Nevada Women's Fund’s philanthropic efforts in our community. As a compass helps to guide and provide direction, gifts to the NWF Golden Compass Society help the Fund refine its philanthropic focus as it works to impact social change in the community. Annual Golden Compass Society gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in NWF event materials. Direct donations may also be made in honor of a special individual, or in memory of an individual. Gifts made in this fashion will be considered unrestricted unless otherwise specified. The Fund will provide notification to the honored individual, and/or the family of a deceased individual. The amount of the gift will not be released unless requested by the donor.
Scholarship donors Kathie Morrey and Sherry Pilzner (front, L & center) with
2007 scholarship recipients
Scholarship gifts to the Fund are a rewarding way for donors is to contribute toward the educational empowerment of women in our community. The Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) offers two types of scholarship funds: 1) funds that are donated and allocated out to women on an annual basis (restricted scholarships), and 2) endowed scholarship funds which are established with a minimum gift of $10,000 to the Fund. Endowed scholarships provide perpetual long-term funding through the distribution of a percentage of the income earned by the fund during the year. The NWF investment policy guides this process. Donors may also contribute to previously established scholarships. Click here to see a list of our established scholarship funds. Scholarships are awarded annually in June for the academic year beginning in the fall.
There are several types of donations that individuals, corporations or foundations can give to support the Nevada Women's Fund’s (NWF) grant making activities in the community. The Fund focuses its grant making in three key areas of identified need in the state: the emotional and physical health of Nevada’s women, aging issues relative to Nevada’s women, and the prevention of violence for Nevada’s women and families. Endowed grant funds may be established to provide perpetual long-term funding through the distribution of a percentage of the income earned by the grant fund during the year. Endowed funds may be restricted to support a specific purpose or program, or designated as unrestricted, in which case NWF allocations committee decides how to use the income distributed from the fund. Grant contributions may also be made to the Fund on an annual basis and may be restricted to a specific focus area or be considered unrestricted.
Scholarship donor Fred Davis with recipient Sandy Charboneau
Effective estate planning is a complex and personal subject that requires an individual to make several very important decisions. The most important decision to make in developing an estate plan is to examine motivation and objectives. For individuals who wish to give back to the community from which their wealth has come, there are many tools and options available that may benefit an individual’s estate as well as a favorite non-profit organization. These tools may also result in significant tax savings that will benefit heirs.
The Nevada Women's Fund encourages donors to consult with their attorneys, accountants and/or personal estate planners as they consider estate planning options.
The Nevada Women's Fund welcomes in-kind gifts of office supplies and other items that assist the Fund in its daily operations. The Fund encourages donors of in-kind gifts to contact the office to determine need, and the appropriateness of the gift. The Fund reserves all rights to decline a proposed in-kind gift.
United Way contributions
As a partner agency of the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, the Fund encourages donors to designate United Way gifts to benefit the work of the Nevada Women's Fund.
The Nevada Women's Fund has been designated a 501 (c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the Nevada Women's Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal Tax ID: 94-2860375