Henderson Community Foundation meets the changing needs of Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley through our discretionary and donor fund grantmaking. Some donors have created funds to support designated charitable agencies, to provide scholarships to students, or to support their ongoing, evolving charitable interests.

Other donors have established funds with a broader purpose or have entrusted the Foundation with unrestricted dollars to respond to the community’s current and evolving needs. Through both types of grantmaking, HCF is able to change lives and transform communities.

Our Grant Distribution Committee, which includes board members and knowledgeable community representatives, makes annual competitive grants targeted to critical community needs. Since our grantmaking inception, HCF has awarded more than $48,000 to deserving charities that help our community. Past recipients have included:

Year Recipient Amount Description
2014 United Riders $2,500 Assist seniors to get to congregate meals
2014 High School Leadership $2,500 Assist high school juniors in learning critical leadership skills
2013 SAFE House $5,000 Renovations of the SAFE House shelter
2013 Friends of the Desert $3,000 Refrigerator
2012 Giving Life Ministries $2,500 Provided approximately 12,500 pounds of food to local food pantry
2011 After School All Stars $5,000 cademic programs at at-risk schools; adult and home care; Nathan Adelson Hospice and transportation assistance to low-income seniors St. Rose Health
2010 Giving Life Ministries $2,500 Provided approximately 12,500 pounds of food to local food pantry
2010 Giving Life Ministries Assist in providing homeless with nutritional needs
2009 Giving Life Ministries $2,500 Assist in providing homeless with nutritional needs
2008 SAFE House $5,000 Stop violence and abuse in the family environment by providing safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and education
2007 HopeLink $15,000 Assist low-income families or single parent households with childcare
2006 Salvation Army $10,000 Prevent homelessness