The Notes: Philanthropy, Dec. 11, 2023

Mon, Dec 11, 2023 (2 a.m.)

R.E.A.C.H. (Research, Education and Access for Community Health) received a $125,000 donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to purchase equipment for its newly open Community Health Center, which serves people regardless of ability to pay, especially the Hispanic community.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s Healing Center received a $500,000 donation from the Nevada State Elks Association, matched by the Engelstad Foundation’s matching grant, which is now complete for $4 million. The donations are part of a $25 million capital campaign to construct the Healing Center campus for children who are victims of sex trafficking.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation awarded Chicanos Por La Causa $1.6 million to combat housing instability. Starting in January, the funding will help further workforce development efforts in the state, helping more people who are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, family instability, and emotional distress in Clark County.

Bank of America announced $100,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations: the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Western Nevada College, the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Skillup Coalition, The Children’s Cabinet, High Sierra Area Health Education Center and Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Las Vegas, awarded $100,000 in grants to 22 local nonprofit organizations this year, including: Andson, Inc.; Asian Community Development Council; Children’s Heart Foundation; Communities In Schools of Nevada; DISCOVERY Childrens Museum; Kline Veterans Fund; Goodie Two Shoes Foundation; Green Our Planet; Halle Hewetson Elementary School Music Program; HELP of Southern Nevada; Las Vegas Natural History Museum; Leaders In Training: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation; Neon Museum; Nevada Diabetes Association; Nevada Health Centers; Olive Crest; Project Marilynn; Sleep in Heavenly Peace; Spread the Word Nevada; The Shade Tree and United Service Organizations (USO) Las Vegas.

Henry’s Place Camp & Retreat Center, named in memory of Las Vegas Metro Sergeant Henry Prendes, who was killed in the line of duty in 2006, raised more than $100,000 at its annual Country Jamboree fundraiser. All of the money raised will be used to provide weeklong camp experiences for the valley’s underserved youth in 2024.

This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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