What We Do

The Work of the Nevada Women’s Fund

Education Scholarships

Since 1983, the Nevada Women’s Fund has awarded  $4 million in scholarships to northern Nevada women. Many of our scholarship recipients are re-entry women and single mothers who have not had the opportunity to complete their educations due to family issues and/or financial constraints.

Scholarships are awarded directly to the recipient and our philosophy is to continue to allocate scholarships to a deserving women (given that need and academic performance continue to be proven) until she achieves her degree.

Board members, Jamii Uboldi and Amy Shocket, with a 2019 scholarship recipient during the scholarship award days

Isabelle Wilson with Board Members of Dress for Success, 2019 Grant Recipients 

Community Grants

Since 1983, $3.7 million in grants has been awarded to community organizations or programs providing assistance to women and children.

These dollars have assisted a wide range of groups including the prevention of violence against women and children, adolescent pregnancy prevention, support services for the disabled, childcare, education and mentoring programs, English as a second language, health care and medical assistance to low income, minority families and senior citizens.

Terri Ward, NWF scholarship recipient and now Senior Executive for Universal Health Services

Kathleen Conaboy, her mother Margaret Hart Conaboy and their Recipient, Daniela Saldate, at the 2019 Scholarship & Grant Reception Night

Young families often have to sacrifice so much to allow a parent to go back to school, and that sacrifice often continues after  graduation with student loan debt repayment. I am so grateful for the Nevada Women’s Fund who helps bridge that financial gap to support mothers pursuing their education. When you lift a mother from poverty, and support her education, there is a ripple effect felt for generations. – Lauren Carlson

This scholarship means I can stress less about how I am going to pay for school so that I can focus on becoming a great physician. I aspire to give back to others in the future in the same way the donors of the Nevada Women’s Fund have given to me. Elizabeth Matley