Terry Lee Wells Foundation Grant

Terry Lee Wells Foundation


Grant amount: US $440 - US $250,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

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

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

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Overview:

Vision

To make a positive influence on the lives of those in need in northern Nevada.

Mission

To continue the philanthropic legacy of Terry Lee Wells to improve the quality of life in northern Nevada by exposing the underprivileged to arts, cultural, economic, and educational opportunities, with a focus on women and children. The Foundation also has an interest in addressing the medical needs of northern Nevadans with an emphasis on diabetes.

General Grant Program

Since 2002, the Terry Lee Wells Foundation has awarded a total of $10,803,666 in grants to organizations in northern Nevada whose programs support the mission of the Foundation.

The Foundation does not operate programs, but makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations whose objectives are to improve the quality of life in northern and rural Nevada.

The number and size of grant awards will be determined by the asset value of the Foundation. There is no minimum or maximum amount established for these grants. The Board of Trustees has sole discretion to determine how the funds will be allocated.

Grants will be awarded to qualified grant applicants once a year, in August. In order to qualify, a grant request must be for funding of programs for the homeless population, with emphasis on but not limited to families, youth aged 18-24, and 55+ for emergency services providing shelter, medical assistance, food, clothing, hygiene, personal needs, etc.

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

Eligibility:

  • The Foundation awards grants only to 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental agencies. 
  • Grants may be awarded to organizations located in any county in Nevada except Clark County.
  • The Foundation will only accept applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for funding of programs for the homeless population, with emphasis on but not limited to families, youth aged 18-24, and 55+ for emergency services providing shelter, medical assistance, food, clothing, hygiene, personal needs, etc.

Ineligibility:

  •  The Foundation will not award grants to individuals, for endowments, or for venture capital.
  • Multi-year grant requests will not be accepted.


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