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.

Events & Sponsorship

Policy Guidelines, Purpose and Philosophy

Renown Health’s request for FY18 proposals for sponsorships and community partnership window will open on TBA and closes on TBA. 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 TBA.
  • The application is online. We will not be accept applications by mail or applications which are out of format.




In FY19 Renown Health is investing over $1 million dollars locally through strategic community partnerships. Renown Health will award grants for programs aimed to improve and prevent negative health outcomes related to behavioral health/substance use and chronic conditions, as these needs were identified by the 2018-2020 Washoe County Community Health Needs Assessment. Grant amounts typically range from $80,000-$150,000 per year and last up to 3 years.



Request for Proposals for community partners to address the following areas:

Chronic Disease

  • Implementation of the DPP-CDC, Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • Implementation of combined nutrition and physical activity program for children under 18 years.
  • Implementation of programs providing care transition from diabetes clinic based setting to home setting.
Behavioral Health and Substance Use

  • Evidence-based program to prevent or reduce alcohol use among adolescents.
  • Adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.
  • Evidence-based programming for targeted populations with depression to reduce depression or depressive episodes.

Community-based organizations with a 501 (c) (3) federal designation, grassroots organizations being provided a fiscal agent oversight by an established community-based organization, or a school or governmental agency that primarily serves Washoe County.Applications, ONLINE ONLY are due TBA. Proposal Contents & Scoring Rubric
Proposal Component

Points Possible
High Quality (10-70 points)
Introduction/Demonstration of Need
10 - Provides a clear and thorough introduction and background with a strong justification for the need to be addressed.

Description of Project/Program
10 - Demonstrates an innovative and evidence-based approach to the issues, citing valid sources when necessary

Project Goal(s)
10 - Clear and simple goals that are indirectly related to the issue (s)--or --Impact statements that are easy to understand and demonstrate a clear outcome expectation.

20 - Sustainability demonstrated even without funding, may demonstrate matching funding availability. Clear plan for continuation of program or project after funding cycle ends.

Community Partners
20 - Multiple community partners are involved with the efforts through formal MOUs, already in place referral mechanisms, or ongoing relationships. Outside organizations have assisted in plan development.

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