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:
|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|