GRANT

Holding true to the spirit of unity and collaboration, the Jameson Fellowship’s Collective Impact Grant is meant to bring together community leaders to address an identified need within the community. Open to all Fellows, the Collective Impact Grant inspires partnerships across sectors to bring together our city’s most brilliant minds. This distinctive grant fosters collective activism, diversity, and inclusion which are key ingredients to a more compassionate community.

Compassionate Las Vegas, Drs. Gard & Florence Jameson, and the Moonridge Foundation are proud to announce the 2022 Compassionate Las Vegas Grant.

The grant will award $10,000 to a community initiative that places compassion at the heart of its work. Competitive applicants will show how their project demonstrates increased impact through collaborative efforts among non-profit and social sector organizations aiming to make Las Vegas a more compassionate place to live, learn, work, and play.  As such, inter-organization partnership is a required component of the application. Innovative, new, grass-roots programs with potential for growth and sustainability are 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 — education, environmental sustainability, housing (homelessness), mental wellness, and restorative justice — to align advocates around comprehensive investments and strategies that bring greater compassion to our community and state.”

 

2020 Grant Recipients

2022 Grant Expectations and Procedures

Applicant Eligibility
  • Applicants must be a 501(c)3 or other non-profit organization or initiative operating through an 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 (2013-2022).

  • Applying organizations must address a community need but are not limited to Compassionate Las Vegas' pillars of focus (Education, Environmental Sustainability, Housing, Mental Wellness and Restorative Justice) in order to qualify.


 

Application Requirements
  • Applicants must complete the application and specify a concrete example of a future project, demonstrating an innovative or new approach, 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.

  • 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.

  • Applicants must provide updates along the grant cycle, including metrics.

  • Applicant to provide testimonials and photos of the project.


 

Required Information
  • Completed and submitted online application

  • 501(c)3 or other non-profit IRS Determination Letter

  • List of Board of Directors (if applicable)


 

Application Process

The application window is now open and closes on September 12, 2022.

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Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 pm (PST) on September 9, 2022. 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.