Compassionate Las Vegas, Drs. Gard & Florence Jameson, and the Moonridge Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Compassionate Las Vegas Grant.
The grant will award $10,000 to an organization or community initiative that places compassion at the heart of its work. Competitive applicants will demonstrate how their project aims to make Las Vegas a more compassionate place to live, work, and play. Inter-agency collaboration is welcome and encouraged.
Compassionate Las Vegas is a community initiative created to foster the values of the Charter for Compassion and build a movement of compassion in the Las Vegas valley by promoting the mission in our community from grass-roots to grass-tops. The mission of Compassionate Las Vegas is to: “Develop cohesion in critical areas of public interest — housing (homelessness), education and mental health & wellbeing — to align advocates around comprehensive investments and strategies that bring greater compassion to our community and state.”
Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 pm (PST) on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
I. Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization or initiative operating through a licensed organization, academic institution, law enforcement, or governmental agency AND operate within the state of Nevada.
All applying organizations must have at least one employee who has previously been or is currently a Jameson Fellow (2013-2021).
Applying organizations must address a community need but are not limited to Compassionate Las Vegas' pillars of focus (Homelessness, Education, and Mental Health & Wellbeing) in order to qualify.
II. Application Requirements
Applicants must complete the application and specify a concrete example of a current or future project that utilizes compassion as a primary driver of programming to address a community need within the next 12 months.
Applications must demonstrate how the program/project will be sustained long-term.
Applicants must not be organizations that discriminate, either in employment or in delivery of services, on any basis prohibited by law, including race, national origin, color, creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion, political beliefs, disability, or perceived disability, or veteran status.
If more than one entry is received by the same applying organization, the first submission will be considered the submission of record.
III. Required Information
Completed and submitted online application
501(c)3 IRS Determination Letter (if applicable)
List of Board of Directors (if applicable)
IV. Application Process
Applications will be processed entirely online using the following link:
The application window opens December 10, 2020 and closes March 31, 2021. Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 pm (PST) on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
A screening committee will be identified to review all entries and the $10,000 grant will be awarded after all applications have been reviewed and scored.