NV Energy Foundation Focus Areas

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  • Fund significant programs or initiatives that have lasting, positive impacts in the communities we serve
  • Fund initiatives with measurable outcomes and a high degree of funding accountability
  • Tie funding more closely to NV Energy’s business purpose
  • Strengthen relationships with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and the community at large
  • Include the potential for employee volunteer involvement
  • Include the potential for collaborations with other organizations or businesses
  • Provide higher visibility and recognition opportunities for the NV Energy Foundation
  • Support quality of life indicators

Areas of Focus

Through the NV Energy Foundation, we administer grants in support of projects that benefit four major areas: Education & Youth; Arts & Multicultural; the Environment; and Health and Human Services. We look for innovative ideas that fall outside the ordinary charitable budget, yet promise to augment other community outreach efforts in a meaningful way. The NV Energy Foundation encourages projects that demonstrate a partnership between nonprofit agencies and our employees.

Education &Youth

The NV Energy Foundation seeks to develop strategic partnerships with 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have a demonstrated history of delivering innovative and effective educational programs that produce substantial and measurable results. Programs should provide direct services to an ethnically diverse population that encompasses under-served populations. We believe that life–long learning is also critical to the well– being of our community and its economy. Additionally, workforce development is essential to competitiveness and future leadership in all areas of society, as well as to the future of our business.

Education and youth support may be in one of the following forms:

  • Scholarships to accredited two– and four–year universities and colleges
  • Youth mentoring programs
  • Minority enrichment programs
  • Life skills
  • Literacy
  • Workforce preparation 
  • Innovative teaching projects to increase student performance
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives
  • Teacher training activities
  • College preparatory efforts

Arts & Multicultural

We recognize and support the economic and social benefit of developing cultural resources within our community. Through our support of the arts and multicultural initiatives we seek to support diverse cultures, reach out to the disadvantaged, and contribute to social and economic justice. We also support programs that address the needs of an aging population, allowing them to continue as contributing family and community members.

The Environment

We are committed to supporting programs and organizations that address environmental concerns such as NV Energy’s GreenPower partnership with the Desert Research Institute, which provides tools, resources and knowledge to K-12 educators in science-based, environmental education.  Other areas of environmental focus include water quality, wildlife habitat, open space conservation and waste recycling. Grants under this area will foster programs working for a safe and sustainable environment. We also support grants aimed at special research or studies that have a direct or indirect benefit to the area of energy development or resource conservation.

Health & Human Services

NV Energy focuses support on improving the health and welfare of all Nevadans. We support initiatives that develop long-term solutions to improve financial stability of families throughout our service area, as well as to provide support to organizations that seek to increase the overall health and quality of life in the communities we serve. 

How to Apply

Learn how to apply here.