Reno Rodeo Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Non-profit Organizations throughout Northern Nevada Can Apply Now through February 8, 2017

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Rodeo Foundation is currently accepting online applications for its annual community grant program. Non-profit service agencies that are working to improve the quality of life for Northern Nevada residents are invited to apply for up to $2,500 in funds. Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2017 and recipients will be notified on or before April 28, 2017.

“The Reno Rodeo Foundation Community Grants Program distributes funds into the community by means of financial awards to deserving non-profit service organizations throughout 14 Northern Nevada counties,” said Reno Rodeo Foundation Community Grants Chair, Sharon Smith. “The Foundation’s grant program is a core component of our organization’s contribution to the community and we encourage all eligible organizations to apply.”

Applicants must be a registered non-profit in the State of Nevada and programs must be aligned with Reno Rodeo Foundation mission, including but not limited to children with special needs or circumstances or related to rodeo, western heritage, horsemanship or to animal husbandry and welfare.

Since 1986, The Reno Rodeo Foundation has been committed to enhancing and enriching the lives of Northern Nevada families by aiding children with extraordinary needs, building community partnerships, awarding scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates and providing community grants.

Those interested can read the Reno Rodeo Foundation Community Grant Guidelines for details. For questions or additional information, submit inquiries to To apply, please visit the Reno Rodeo Foundation at

About the Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 to serve as the charitable arm of the Reno Rodeo, Northern Nevada’s longest-running and largest annual professional sports event. In addition to the annual Denim Drive, the organization offers scholarships annually to Northern Nevada eligible high-school students. The foundation also provides local service organizations with community grants to support their programs, chooses a child with a critical illness or physical/mental impairments to receive a special “rodeo wish,” and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children in our community. For more information, please visit