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The Terry Lee Wells Foundation is dedicated to providing support to non-profit organizations that strive to improve the lives of the underprivileged in northern Nevada, with special emphasis on those which serve the needs of women and children.

The Foundation does not operate any programs but makes grants to private, non-profit organizations and public agencies to carry out projects that address the medical, educational, and quality-of-life issues faced by the underserved population of northern Nevada. The Foundation is especially interested in helping rural areas become more self-sufficient and enable them to offer a wider range of services to residents in these small communities. Grants may be awarded to organizations located in any county in Nevada except Clark County.

Since 2002, the Terry Lee Wells Foundation has awarded $
10,803,666 in grants to organizations in northern Nevada whose programs support the mission of the Foundation. We are working very hard to fulfill our motto of “Reaching Out, Touching Hearts, Changing Lives.”

2017 Update

In 2017 the Terry Lee Wells 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.

The Board may make a distribution to other organizations during the year if a special project is identified that the Trustees feel is worthy of funding. Those grants will be by invitation only.

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