The people are what make Clark County. Over 2.3 million of them call Southern Nevada home—talented professionals building the region in every industry from tech to healthcare. But what happens when there isn’t enough support to sustain a viable, new idea?
Several grass roots organizations help push the region’s vitality forward, including the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP), which emphasizes philanthropic giving with business acumen, and the Nevada Community Foundation (NCF), with its push to support initiatives that improve the quality of life throughout Southern Nevada .
Whether it’s a neighborhood arts variety show being used to raise money for local charities or an initiative to provide healthy meals to the needy, Clark County is a caring and philanthropic-minded community that helps its own.
Million given by NCF donors to causes they care about in Nevada since 1989
awarded by NWP to Safe Nest, a program which deploys domestic violence professionals to advocate for victims during police calls
Million raised for local charities through Monday’s Dark since 2013
Million Meals distributed in 2019 by Three Square Organization
The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) is an all-volunteer program that helps to connect Las Vegas and the Clark County area with motivated individuals in all sectors of the community; these sectors include the arts, environmental awareness, education, health, and social services. Since its inception in 2005, NWP has invested over $6 million to non-profits in the region, creating momentum and hope in all areas of the community.
When Cheryl Daro & Mark Shunock came up with the idea for a variety show to support local charities in 2013, no one could have imagined just how popular the event would become. Now the action-packed, high energy comedy show known as Monday’s Dark awards $10,000 from its semi-monthly shows to organizations like the Maximum Hope Foundation.
Since 1989, the Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) has brought awareness and action to the needs of the Southern Nevada communities. The foundation currently serves more than 150 charitable funds with over $210 million in total assets, including Communities In Schools Nevada (CIS Nevada), which works to reduce dropout rates in the Clark County School District.
Multiplying your impact in Clark County isn’t hard thanks to organizations like Three Square. Since 2007, the food bank has worked with local nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites to provide communities with access to one of the most basic human needs — food. In 2019, Three Square distributed more than 41 million nutritious meals to communities including those within Clark County.