Grants - 2015 Awards
In 2015, the Terry Lee Wells Foundation awarded $711,977 in grants to 40 organizations in northern Nevada. The grant amounts ranged from $440 to $250,000. These grant recipients and purposes of the grants are:
Artown: to support the Monday Night Family
Series during Artown’s 20th anniversary festival in July 2015.
Arts for All Nevada: for the Arts for All Kids program,
which provides quality hands-on arts workshops for students with special needs
in Washoe County and Carson City School District classrooms.
Boys & Girls Club
of Elko: for
support of the No Child Turned Away program in Elko to provide access to
programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Elko that will enable all young people
in Elko to reach their potential.
Catholic Charities of
Northern Nevada: to
support the Kids to Seniors Korner Immunization and Outreach Program.
Carson City Symphony Association: to support the Strings in the
Schools after-school music program in Carson City schools.
Casa de Vida: for the Pathways to Success program
that provides housing, social service assistance, parenting education, and
behavioral healthcare to pregnant and parenting teens.
Central Lyon Youth
support the “Take a Seat” project to raise money for youth programs in Lyon
Child Assault Prevention (CAP)
Elementary Abuse Prevention Workshops for 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students in Washoe, Storey, and Lyon Counties.
Churchill Arts Council: to support the 2015-16 core
programs and provide complimentary tickets to underserved populations in Fallon
and Churchill County.
Committee to Aid
Abused Women: for support of the transitional housing expansion project that provides safe and
sustainable housing for domestic violence survivors and their families.
Community Chest, Inc.: to support Phase Two of the Storey
County Youth and Community Resource Center.
Food Bank of Northern Nevada: for areas of greatest need in
providing food and services for low-income children and their families in
Friends in Service Helping
(F.I.S.H.) of Elko: to
purchase camp essentials for the new homeless camp in Elko.
House Calls: for operating support for programs
that provide seniors with services that meet their safety, security, and
Immunize Nevada: to support the School-Located
Vaccination Clinics for at-risk kids.
Nevada Diabetes Association: to fund the Terry Lee Wells Family Camp
for children with diabetes and their families and to provide scholarships for
children with diabetes to attend Camp Buck.
Nevada Health Centers: for operational support
of the NVHC Mammovan Program and the Ronald McDonald Dental Care Mobile.
Nevada Women’s Fund: to award a Terry Lee Wells Endowed Scholarship
to a woman who is a resident of a rural area in northern Nevada, with
preference given to a re-entry student.
Empowerment Project: for
support of the Community Living Program that will prepare older youth for
self-sufficient living and bring a quality of life to their home.
Children’s Cancer Foundation: for the Family Assistance Fund, which provides financial
assistance to families of children diagnosed with cancer, for expenses incurred
during the child’s treatment and follow-up care.
Northern Nevada HOPES: to purchase and
install a Diabetes HgA1C POC Testing Machine to screen and treat people living
Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation: to support respite care sessions
for families caring for young children with special needs, foster children and
Therapy Services: to
provide individual music therapy services to low-income children and youth with
Pioneer Center for the
Performing Arts: to
subsidize artist fees for the Pioneer Center Youth Programs.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte: to provide funds for 150 low-income,
under-served women in northern Nevada to participate in the Hormonal
Association: for the
RPA Kids program that provides after-school violin instruction to
underprivileged elementary school students.
provide an outdoor science and art learning experience for 30 children with
physical and developmental disabilities.
Sky Tavern: to support the 2016 Junior Ski
Program at Sky Tavern and enable participation for families who would otherwise
be excluded from snow sports.
Solace Tree: to support the Good Grief Program that
provides free grief counseling services to children in elementary and middle
schools in the Washoe County School District.
Services, Inc.: to support
Camp Lotsafun and other recreational programs for people with disabilities.
Step 2, Inc.: to provide direct client services
for women in the Healthy Steps program who are overcoming addiction, poverty,
domestic abuse and trauma.
Tahoe Youth & Family
operational costs of substance abuse counseling services in Douglas County.
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery
grant to raise funds for the new gallery Inside
Out: An Anatomy Experience.
Cabinet: to support
the Transitional Living Center for Youth that provides safe housing for runaway
and homeless youth and youth transitioning out of foster care.
The Holland Project: for the Holland Project Capital
Campaign to purchase the Holland
Project building at 140 Vesta Street in Reno.
Northern Nevada: to
support outreach drama classes for youth residing at Kid’s Kottage and the
Volunteers of America Family Shelter.
University of Nevada,
Reno: to provide
scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need to attend the
NevadaFIT Academic Boot Camps.
Urban Roots: to support the Garden Classroom
program at underserved schools in Washoe County.
Washoe K-12 Education
support Parent University classes in the Washoe County School District during
the 2015-16 school year.
Washoe Legal Services: for support of the Child Advocacy
Unit to ensure legal representation for children in the custody of the Washoe
County Department of Social Services.