Engaging in a program of charitable giving focused on education, healthcare, medical research, care for women and children in need, and care for the homeless.

Innovation Grant


The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to encourage creative collaboration by agencies that specifically specialize in providing services to those struggling with homelessness, housing insecurity, and/or poverty to work in partnership on a new innovative initiative. A limited number of one-year Innovation Grants of up to $20,000 are available in 2024. 

Click the button below to download the Special Request for Proposal. 

Featured Partner of the Month

July Partner of the Month

CARE Chest

CARE Chest is incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of the community. The Nell J. Redfield Foundation has been an essential community partner for many years and has significantly contributed to the success of the Medical Resource Program at CARE Chest.


Granting Financial Support to Charitable Organizations Throughout Washoe County, Nevada

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation was organized by Nell J. Redfield on November 13, 1974 to provide a vehicle for charitable giving to the causes of healthcare, education, medical research, care for needy children and women, and the homeless.

Among many qualification requirements, the Foundation makes grants to qualified, tax-exempt charitable organizations located in Washoe County, Nevada. Organizations must hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and must not be private foundations.


Request the Support Your Organization Needs

We grant financial support to qualified organizations who demonstrate sound management, support from within, and solid long-term planning.


Submitted Your Request? Learn What Happens Next

Prospective grantees will be advised within the 30 days the regular quarterly meeting at which their grant application was considered by the Board.


A Dream to Do More

During her lifetime, Nell made a significant impact on her local community. Through the implementation of her mission, that impact is carried on today.

See If Your Organization Qualifies

To qualify for a grant, your organization must have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and be located in Washoe County, NV, among other requirements. Review our qualifications here.

What to Know Before Applying

In order for a grant request to be considered, written applications must be received by the Foundation at its Reno office at least ten (10) days before a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Board.

Submit an Application

We require a comprehensive written application that demonstrates your organization's mission, planning, and management. See what information is needed.

What To Expect

Prospective grantees will be notified within thirty days of their application being considered whether their request was granted by the Foundation Board. Learn more about our Approval Process.