Las Vegas, NV, September 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) will hold its annual grant symposium for impact grant applicants on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the United Way, 5830 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. The application deadline for 2014 grant letters of intent is Nov. 20, 2013.
“NWP receives roughly 50 viable applications each year with 40 of those worthy of further scrutiny,” NWP Outreach Committee co-chair, Gail Poll said. ”The grant symposium is a vital part of our community partnership process where members of NWP and the agencies we partner with through the grant have the opportunity learn about one another.”
NWP is currently at the tail end of its 2013 grant cycle that began in November of 2012. The 2013 grant finalists are New Vista Ranch and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Each of the agencies will come before the membership at large with a 45-minute presentation on Oct. 8. NWP members then select the recipient by popular vote. This year’s finalist will receive an estimated $350,000. The runner up will receive a $30,000 NWP Founders Grant. The winner will be announced on Oct. 18.
Poll and Robyn Manzini serve as the co-chairs of NWP’s grant outreach committee. NWP averages about 75 members per year with each member volunteering her time to help vet the grant. Once the grants are received by outreach, the grant screening committee narrows the applicants down to the two finalists. NWP membership determines the grant recipient based on popular vote. It takes roughly 12 months to create each year’s grant which averages about $350,000 per year.
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.
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.