GRANT

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: https://forms.gle/j1cWPQzMx8UyAz137

  • 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.

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