NV Energy Foundation FAQs

NV Energy Foundation


A group considering submitting a grant proposal must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for a grant:

  • The nonprofit organization is based in NV Energy's service territory
  • The group is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with a valid Internal Revenue Service tax ID
  • The grant proposal supports one or more of the Foundation's focus areas: Education, The Environment, Arts and Multicultural, Health & Human Services, Youth Development

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for a grant ?
NV Energy provides support to 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations located in our service territory which is in Nevada. If your group is based here follow the application procedures.

I have a proposal for your Foundation, where can I send it and to whom?
To apply for a grant, submit request to:

Northern Nevada
Administrator, Foundation
NV Energy
P.O. Box 10100
Reno, NV 89520-3150
Telephone: (775) 834 -5741

Southern Nevada
Administrator, Foundation
NV Energy
P.O. Box 98910
Las Vegas, Nevada 89151-0001
Telephone: (702) 402-5741

When will I be contacted about the status of my grant request?
After you have submitted your proposal, you will be contacted with a letter of denial or telephone call to confirm sponsorship.

How do I know you received my proposal?
You will be contacted and informed of our final decision. Additional follow-up, assessment or evaluation may be required.

When do you accept proposals?
Proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Decisions on proposals are generally made within two months of submission, depending on the request.

How can I improve my chances of receiving a grant from your Foundation?
You can increase the possibility of receiving a grant and improve the quality of your proposal by reading this page and also our Grant Guidelines page.

What is the range in size of company grants?
Our Foundation does not have a range for grant amounts. Many factors, including the specific program or project to be funded and the organization making the request, determine funding amounts. Based on the past history, the average grant is between $5,000 and $25,000.

Will my nonprofit receive the amount requested?
Many aspects of your proposal are taken into consideration, including your organization's mission and goals, leadership, vision and strategy, financials, budget versus amount requested and how your dollars are invested within the communities we serve.

Do you only provide cash grants?
If your nonprofit organization has needs other than cash, we can help you. We can offer your qualifying organization access to equipment and non-cash resources that will boost your ability to help our community. Please go to the in-kind section of our web site.