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Impact Grant

Grant to a Southern Nevada Nonprofit to Implement a Large
Program in Education, Arts, Environment, Health, or Social Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP)

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Deadline Date:

01/24/19 5:00 PM PST


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Grant to a Nevada nonprofit agency for a large project that meets a pressing community need in the Las Vegas area. Initial proposals must be submitted prior to applying. Consideration will be given to organizations working in the areas of education, arts, health, environment, social services, and child welfare. Funding may be requested for program support or capital projects.

Successful proposals:
-Address an urgent and vital need
-Demonstrate unique solutions to time-worn problems
-Engage in new ventures and encourage collaboration

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176209

Number of Grants:

Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) annually awards one large grant.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount of the grant varies by the size of membership, but has been approximately $350,000 historically.

Term of Contract:

The project must be ready to be implemented within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant will be awarded to a Las Vegas area nonprofit agency.

Applicant organizations must be 501(c)3 tax-exempt, public charity organizations that do not discriminate or proselytize, have at least four years of experience working in Southern Nevada, and that have not received the NWP award in the past seven grant cycles or the Founders' Gift in the last grant cycle.

Funds will not be allocated to research.

To be eligible, the applicant agency must demonstrate that they meet NWP's baseline criteria, including but not limited to:

The agency:
-Has the size and strength to manage the grant
-Is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, public nonprofit;
-Does not discriminate or proselytize;
-Has not received the NWP Impact Grant in the past seven grant cycles or the Founders Gift in the last grant cycle;
-Has been serving the Southern NV population for four (4) or more years;
-Can provide three (3) years of audited financial statements.

Pre-proposal Conference:

NWP Outreach Committee will hold a Grant Symposium to share organizational goals and the grant making process with the community on October 11, 2018. NWP members will be available to answer questions at the Symposium.

Agencies have opportunity to ask “general process” questions. Agencies should come prepared with “project specific” questions, for small group session following presentation and Q&A.

Pre-Application Information:

Phase I, November 9 through mid-December:
-Your agency submits the Grant Application (available online in September; due November 9, 2018, 5pm (PST)
-OC Reviews for NWP’s Base Criteria and contacts you if clarifications are needed

Phase II, mid-December through January 8:
-NWP Grant Screening Committee (GSC) reviews Grant Applications
-GSC votes on projects to advance to Document Package Phase (Phase III) on January 8, 2019.

Phase III, January 10 through February 27:
-Your agency is invited to submit a Document Package (Doc Pac) by January 24, 2019, 5:00 PM PST
-GSC Doc Pac Teams submit questions for your agency by February 12, 2019
-Answers are due back to GSC from your agency by February 19, 2019
-GSC votes on projects to advance to Site Interviews (Phase IV) on February 26, 2019

Phase IV, March 12 through March 23, 2018:
-Your agency is invited to provide a 1-2 hour site visit for GSC members between March 11 and March 22, 2019, where you will:
1. Make a presentation and give a tour to members who have been reviewing your application
2. Offer a chance for further Q&A with project relevant members of staff and board
-GSC votes on projects to advance as finalists (Phase V) on March 26, 2019.

Phase V, March 27 through April 30, 2019:
-Your agency is invited to become a finalist and you should be prepared to:
1. Sign a Letter of Understanding, which outlines the duties of NWP and Finalists
2. Generate a Final Proposal document (due April 17 to GSC Chairs) –this document will be given to all NWP members many of whom are not familiar with your project/agency
3. Produce a multi-media presentation (dress rehearsal the week of April 22 – April 26) for general NWP members, again who are not familiar with your project/agency
4. Provide handouts/takeaways relevant to understanding your project for Grant Hearing
-Finalists will present at the Grant Hearing, a meeting for all NWP members, on April 30, 2019
-NWP members vote between April 30 and May 16; Impact Grant recipient and Founders Gift recipient are announced May 16, 2019

Phase VI, May 2019 through May 2022:
-Funds are issued for Founders Gift and for Impact Grant recipients (unrestricted for the former and according to the grant agreement for the latter)
-Impact Grant recipient and NWP create and sign a Grant Agreement, outlining benchmarks and project goals
-Impact Grant agency is assigned Grant Monitor(s)—representative(s) from NWP who act as liaison to NWP
-Impact Grant recipient will provide regular updates to the Grant Monitoring team
-Impact Grant recipient will present project updates to NWP members at the annual luncheon in September
-Founders Gift recipient will join NWP members at the luncheon on the year of their gift

Grant process:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit preliminary applications to

Submit final applications to

Nevada Women's Philanthropy
c/o Nevada Community Foundation
410 S. Rampart Blvd, Suite 390
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: Southern region