The Henderson Community Foundation started as a simple vision. A vision of Henderson leaders who want a better tomorrow for their family, friends, and neighbors. This vision blossomed into an ambitious plan of creating a charitable foundation that would serve the needs of Henderson and all of Southern Nevada by connecting donors who care with causes that matter. The Henderson Community Foundation was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) foundation. Founding board members consist of past graduates of Leadership Henderson, a program produced by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, which educates and empowers civic-minded professionals toward the goal of building and maintaining a strong network of effective community leaders.

“This is a group of dedicated individuals who want to make an impact on the community now and in the future, said James Green, founding board member. “We all realize this task is much bigger and much more important than any one of us. This is about laying a foundation for others to support and to utilize in the future.”