Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in Community Chest, Inc.!

This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000.

As of July 2016, our current funding priorities are

1. Expanding the Storey County Community Resource Center/Health and Wellness Hub. Phase 1 of the Community Center opened in 2011, and the community has already outgrown this space. The Community Center houses youth programs, counseling and case management services, a weekly health clinic, and the Storey County Library — the only services of their kind offered in Storey County.
Help us to build Phase 2 of our Community Center to maintain and expand healthy activities, programs and services for children and families in Storey County!

2. Supporting organizational development and capacity building projects to update, modernize, and streamline our infrastructure and operations.
As Community Chest continues to grow and expand its services to Storey and Lyon counties (and beyond), ensuring that our operations and infrastructure are as efficient and effective as possible will remain a high priority. Specific priorities include purchasing a reliable, late-model agency vehicle, developing  and implementing IT systems, updating our phone system, updating our computer equipment, and maintaining our technology.
Help us to develop our organizational capacity and operations to ensure the sustainable future of Community Chest!

3. Program expansion to Lyon and Mineral counties.
Community Chest is proud to expand its reach beyond Storey County to fill a great need for services in our surrounding communities.  For example, our COW Bus program is now serving Tonopah in Nye County, and case management and counseling services are serving some clients at various locations in Lyon County. CCI’s expansion plans include offering full time case management, counseling, and home visiting services to community members, children, and families in need in Lyon and Mineral counties.
Help us to offer our holistic services and programs for the most vulnerable members of our community by supporting our expansion to Lyon and Mineral counties!

Call Shaun Griffin, Executive Director to talk with him about these exciting grant opportunities.

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, call Tracy Turner at 775-333-5499 or go to