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Nevada Women’s Philanthropy to Host Grant Symposium Jan. 15, Realigns Grant Criteria; Past NWP Grant Recipients Can Reapply After Seven Year Hiatus

Las Vegas, NV, December 16, 2012 --( Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) has amended the NWP Grant baseline criteria to now allow a past NWP grant winning agency to reapply after seven years and to express a preference to projects that rely on NWP for a minimum of 30 percent of the total proposal.

“Each year NWP makes adjustments to improve our service to the community,” NWP Outreach Committee co-chair, Robyn Manzini said. "However, this year we are particularly excited that past winning agencies will be allowed to reapply after seven years because it is our goal to fund the most dynamic projects led by the strongest leaders possible each year."

NWP will host the 2013 grant symposium on Jan. 15, 2013 at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. NWP representatives and business executives from Southern Nevada area non-profits will go over these changes and the NWP grant criteria. On Jan. 21 and 22, NWP will hold workshops by appointment where applicants have an opportunity to receive advice on proposed projects before submitting the final proposal.

Since 2006, NWP has gifted over $2.5 million to 13 organizations in Southern Nevada. In October 2012, NWP voted to grant $350,000 to Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada. Past grant recipients include 2011 Salvation Army of Southern Nevada ($325,000); 2010 The Rape Crisis Center, NWP Signs of Hope Counseling Center ($350,000); 2009 Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, NWP Children’s Attorneys Project ($325,000); 2008 Public Education Foundation, Empowerment Schools Program ($450,000); 2007 Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars, Roundy Elementary School ($320,000). The inaugural grant was awarded in 2006 to Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, NWP Employment Project ($180,000). Beginning in 2007 NWP has awarded the smaller NWP Founders Grant to the other finalist each year.

About NWP
The Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) is a member driven, pooled fund, large impact grant making organization established to address the needs of the greater Las Vegas community. NWP’s membership consists of philanthropically motivated women, united by a powerful desire to address emerging issues facing our community in the areas of arts, education, environment, social services and health.
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Anne Kellogg
(702) 595-4985

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