The Nevada Women's Philanthropy was founded in November of 2005 by Dena duBoef, Heather duBoef, Marcelle Frey, Dana Lee, Trina Pascal and Tawny Sanders due to their desire to find a more directed and impactful way to participate in philanthropy. The NWP is based on the model of Everychild Foundation in Los Angeles. The founders are most grateful to Everychild Foundation's founder and president, Jacqueline Caster, for her support and guidance in establishing the NWP.
Our Organizational Structure
The work of the NWP is done entirely by volunteer members; we have no paid staff. The Executive Committee, comprised of our President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairs of our operating committees, manage the day to day decisions for the NWP. Policy decisions are managed by the Board of Directors.
Grant Outreach Committee - The Grant Outreach Committee (GOC) leads the preliminary contact with agencies that may have a proposal eligible for the coming year's grant. If an agency is interested and appears eligible, committee members work with the agency to help prepare for the Letter of Inquiry, the first step in the grant application process. Membership on this committee is ideally suited for those who have already served on the Grant Screening Committee.
Grant Screening Committee - The Grant Screening Committee (GSC) represents a vital aspect of NWP. This committee performs the essential function of analyzing each agency and its project for our members. Its goal is to narrow the applicant pool to the two candidates whose projects best address the critical unmet needs of that grant year. Beginning in January, the GSC reviews Letters of Inquiry, conducts due diligence investigations of agencies, attends site interviews, and oversees agency submission of formal grant proposals. The process culminates in the presentation of two finalist agencies for a vote by our membership at our October Grant Hearing.
Grant Monitoring Committee - - The Grant Monitoring Committee (GMC) is responsible for monitoring the post-award status of funded projects. Under the terms of our grant agreement with recipient agencies, members of this committee visit the project site twice a year to assure that the project is being implemented appropriately. These site visits are also an invaluable means of maintaining an ongoing relationship between our members and agencies we have funded in the past.
Membership Committee - The Membership Committee (MC) is responsible for building our membership through prospective membership gatherings held during the year. Additionally, this committee serves as NWP's ambassadors, helping to get the word out to the membership regarding various NWP events.
Education/Event Committee - The Education/Events Committee (EEC) sets the program for member community awareness and involvement with our annual "State of the Community" gathering in the spring. Timely community concerns are discussed by experts in the field, NWP members, and their guests in a comfortable and personal setting. The EEC also coordinates the Outreach Symposium, the Grant Hearing, and volunteer events with past grant winners for NWP members and their families. Finally, EEC members plan the Celebration Luncheon where the newest grant winner is honored and the achievements of past winners are showcased.
Communications Committee - The Communications Committee (CC) serves as NWP's liaison for media relations. The committee helps to publicize NWP and aid in building and generating positive awareness of NWP and its giving model as well as generates two annual Membership Newsletters and maintains all social media.