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Community Event & Project Sponsorships

Sponsorship Application Portal
Renown Health’s mission is to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. As such, we seek to support the efforts of community organizations that relate to the mission, values, vision, and community benefit objectives of our health care system. As a nonprofit community hospital, Renown gives careful consideration to requests for financial and in-kind support as they relate to our objectives. 


Policy Guidelines, Purpose and Philosophy

Renown Health’s request for proposals for sponsorships and community partnership window will open on March 1 and closes on April 30. All request must be made online.


We Will Consider

External requests for sponsorships of relevant projects and events Requests for support of nonprofits or fundraising events



Those requests that fit within the mission, values, vision, and community benefit objectives of Renown Health and those that measurably improve the community health and quality of life will be given the highest priority for consideration for potential support. Funds are limited, and we regret that we cannot approve all requests. To be considered, a request for sponsorship or funding must meet all of the following criteria:
  • The event or project must directly benefit the geographic area served by Renown Health or Hometown Health.
  • The event or project must relate to one or more of the following community health priorities:
    • Access to Health
    • Mental Health/Substance Use
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Crime and Violent Behaviors
    • Physical Activity/Nutrition and Weight
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Chronic Disease/Screenings
  • The event or project must be consistent with Renown Health's mission, vision, and values.
  • The requesting organization must demonstrate collaboration and coordination with other community organizations or Renown Health and not merely duplicate the efforts of other groups.
  • The requesting organization must be perceived to be effective, and the activity must be relevant to the perceived needs of the community.
  • The requesting organization must have current 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax exempt status under IRS code Section 170, or be a governmental agency or department, or a public educational institution.
  • The requesting organization must demonstrate effective program performance and sustainability in addition to financial responsibility and accountability.

Funding Limitations

Our funds are limited and will generally be made to organizations that have the greatest opportunity for positively affecting the health and wellness of the community we serve. It is our policy not to approve funding for the following:

  • Political activities of any kind
  • Requests from or requests that benefit single individuals
  • Requests and/or events that do not improve the health of the greater community that we serve
  • Individual Scholarships
  • Individual schools or classrooms
  • Individual sports team related activities (exceptions may be considered if there is a healthcare component to the organization)
  • Requests for sponsorship of events that are of questionable taste or would potentially harm the reputation of the hospital by association

Application Process

  • Any organization that has received previous funding from Renown Health will still need to apply online each year for a new request. Organizations must wait 365 days to receive new funding.
  • All requests must be made between March 1 to April 30.
  • The application is online. We will not be accept applications by mail or applications which are out of format.

Our Sponsorships

We are proud to sponsor the following organizations and grateful for their contributions to our vibrant and diverse region.

  • 39 North Downtown
  • Alliance with Washoe County Medical Society
  • ALS Association of Nevada
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • American Heart Association
  • Awaken
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada
  • Brewery Arts Center
  • Bristlecone Family Resources
  • Carson Epic Ride
  • Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation
  • Catholic Charities Children's Cabinet
  • Communities in Schools
  • Community Health Alliance
  • Community Service Agency
  • Crisis Call Center
  • Domestic Violence Network (Formerly CAAW)
  • Desert Research Institute
  • Each One Tell One
  • Edible Pedal 100® (Reno Club of Reno Sunrise)
  • Education Alliance of Washoe County
  • The First Tee of Northern Nevada
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
  • Girls on the Run
  • Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada
  • High Fives Foundation
  • High Sierra Area Health Education Center
  • High Sierra Industries
  • Immunize Nevada
  • JDRF of Northern Nevada
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
  • KNPB
  • Make a Wish
  • Mammoth Hospital
  • Moms on the Run
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nevada Academy of Family Physicians
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition
  • Nevada Day Parade
  • Nevada Diabetes Association
  • Nevada Hospital Association
  • Nevada Humane Society
  • Nevada Land Trust
  • Nevada Nurses Foundation
  • Nevada Prayer Foundation
  • Nevada Rural Hospital Partners
  • Nevada Women's Fund
  • Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
  • Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
  • Northern Nevada HOPES
  • Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation
  • Note-Able Music Therapy Services
  • Plumas Health Care Foundation
  • Quest Counseling & Consulting
  • Reno Bites Week
  • Reno Cancer Foundation
  • Reno Philharmonic
  • Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network
  • Revivals Health & Wellness Council
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Safe Kids Washoe County
  • Safe Talk for Teens
  • Sierra Arts Foundation
  • Sparks Rotary
  • Special Olympics
  • STEM
  • STEP2
  • Susan G. Komen Nevada
  • ThinkFirst Northern Nevada
  • Trauma Intervention Program of N. Nevada (TIP)
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
  • Urban Roots
  • Volunteers of America
  • Washoe County Child Advocacy Center
  • Washoe County School District
  • WCSD - Intervention Department
  • Women and Children's Center of the Sierra