UWNNS Emergency Assistance Fund


Supporting local work serving our region’s most vulnerable neighbors

The region's health and human service organizations are experiencing a surge in demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. UWNNS is launching our Emergency Assistance Fund to respond to this crisis.

It’s critical that the organizations offering basic needs have additional resources to respond to this challenging time.  We have experienced an increase in calls expressing high needs due to business closures, concerns over stable housing situations, and stress over how families and individuals will make ends meet. Please join us in supporting our fellow northern Nevadans facing economic hardships. Your donation can be the difference in your neighbor's life. Click below to start your donation. 

100% of donations made to this fund will directly support northern Nevadans' emergency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. When funds are ready to be accessed by northern Nevadans, it will be shared with the public online along with other important information at our COVID-19 Information & Resources page.

Thank you to the following supporters who have made initial gifts to establish the fund: NV Energy Foundation, Bank of America, Microsoft Reno, and Wells Fargo. We are grateful for every donor who is contributing to make this Emergency Assistance Fund possible.  


In addition, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support other long-term needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in northern Nevada. We stand together in supporting one another's efforts to aid our community.  




If you cannot make a donation online:

If you need assistance making your donation, please contact Ashleigh Foster, Donor Engagement Officer, at 775-325-8914 or ashleigh.foster@uwnns.org

Please make checks payable to United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. Please note “Emergency Assistance Fund” on the check memo line.

Please mail your donation to United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, 639 Isbell Rd., Suite 460, Reno, NV 89509.

To make a donation by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please contact Ashleigh Foster, Donor Engagement Officer, at 775-325-8914 or ashleigh.foster@uwnns.org