Quarter 1: Education & STEM Grants

NV Energy Foundation

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Next deadline: Apr 30, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: May 15, 2021 (Full proposal), Jul 30, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Aug 15, 2021 (Full proposal), Oct 31, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Nov 15, 2021 (Full proposal), Jan 31, 2022 (Letter of inquiry), Feb 15, 2022 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $25,000

Fields of work: STEM Education Career/College Preparation Literacy Art Education Emergency Medical Care & Services Food Security Health Care Access & Delivery Children’s Mental Health Affordable Housing Employment Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Nevada: Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Elko County, Esmeralda County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Nevada: Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Elko County, Esmeralda County Show all

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About this funder:



NOTE: The NV Energy Foundation still maintains its four areas of focus of Arts/Culture, Education/STEM, Environment/Community Enhancement and Safety/Wellness, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NV Energy Foundation is prioritizing funding to organizations and programs that are working in COVID-19 response and recovery in the following ways:

  • Meeting emergency or immediate needs through financial support
  • Solving food insecurity
  • Access to COVID-19 related healthcare
  • Access to education and social/emotional support for youth
  • Access to affordable and safe housing
  • Workforce development

NV Energy Foundation

The NV Energy Foundation is committed to connecting with the community through philanthropic efforts, including civic leadership, financial contributions and volunteerism. Doing so makes our communities better places to live and work, which in turn makes them better places to do business. We measure our success through the eyes of our employees, stakeholders, customers, business partners and neighbors.


  • 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

Areas of Focus

Through the NV Energy Foundation, we administer grants in support of projects that benefit four major areas:

Education/STEM Grants

The NV Energy Foundation seeks education programs and initiatives that span the kindergarten-to-career spectrum and deliver innovative, effective programs, especially those that provide resources for underserved youth and young adults. Programs must demonstrate measurable results and can represent a broad range of education initiatives including arts, literacy, workforce development, and projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Project examples: Programs that improve arts education, reading proficiency, enhance STEM and STEAM skills, and workforce preparation.

Grant Amounts

Our Foundation does not have an established range of amounts. Many factors, including the specific program or project to be funded and the organization making the request, determine funding amounts. Based on past history, the average grant may range between $5,000 and $25,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Recipients of NV Energy Foundation grants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and be located within our service territory in the state of Nevada. 


  • We do not consider grant requests that support:
    • Individuals
    • Tickets for contests, raffles or other activities with prizes
    • Religious organizations (unless the request specifically supports a program offered to the general public on a non–discriminatory basis and without regard to the recipient’s religious affiliation)
    • Film, television or video productions
    • Academic chairs or fellowships
    • Debt–reduction campaigns
    • Political and partisan organizations or events
    • Sports leagues and tournaments
    • Trips or tours for individuals or groups
    • Talent or beauty contests
    • Conferences


This page was last reviewed January 07, 2021 and last updated January 07, 2021