Nine organizations across Nevada jointly announced today that the NV Energy Foundation is providing a $1 million donation to support Nevadans physically or financially effected by COVID-19.
“Our community is experiencing unprecedented health and financial effects as a result of COVID-19,” said Doug Cannon, NV Energy President and Chief Executive Officer. “We want our customers, who are also our fellow Nevadans, to know that we are here for them. Not only can they count on us to maintain safe, reliable electric and gas service during this difficult time in their lives, our NV Energy Foundation is providing $1,000,000 to Nevada nonprofit organizations for expanded energy assistance, and to help meet the ongoing needs of our communities.”
The groups include: United Way of Southern Nevada, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierras, Three Square Food Bank, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Communities in Schools Nevada, United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN) and HELP of Southern Nevada.
The funding will help these organizations address the effects of COVID-19 on the community, including food insecurity, income replacement and gap funding.
Application information for qualifying organizations will posted soon on uwnns.org/EAF. The goal is to use this donation to increase support to the programs already helping northern Nevadans meet their basic needs.