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Renown Awards Grants to 55 Area Organizations Addressing Diversity and Inclusiveness

July 01, 2020

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Renown Health, in keeping with its mission, vision and values and the organization’s long-standing commitment to addressing the social determinants of health, today announced its support of $145,000 to 55 nonprofit organizations with projects aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LBGTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups.

“Improving the health of our community is the foundation of our work. Our mission, vision and values are the essence of what makes us Renown. We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion and cultural competence where all are appreciated, fully engaged and motivated to make a genuine, positive difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve,” said Tony Slonim, MD, D.Ph., Renown’s President & CEO.

Annie Zucker, manager of community impact at Renown adds, “Social determinants of health have a major impact on health outcomes—especially for the most vulnerable populations. I am proud that Renown, as a not-for-profit healthcare organization, considers social determinants of health to enable more compassionate and comprehensive healthcare for the patients and families we serve.”

The following organizations applied for and were awarded Diversity and Inclusiveness financial grants today from Renown Health:

 

Urban Roots   Diversity and Inclusion in the Garden
Sierra Nevada Ballet  Free BOYS ONLY BALLET 
Eddy House Eddy House- Children's Cabinet (EHCC) Outreach Boost  
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum  The Discovery's Cultural Competence Learning Institute   
Communities In Schools of Western Nevada   CIS of Nevada Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Change Team 
Dress for Success Reno -   Northern Nevada Professional Women's Group 
Nevada Elite Wrestling  Nevada Elite Girls Youth Wrestling 
Arts for All  Nevada Artist in Residency Program  
Community Health Alliance  Conveying CHA Values in New Employee Orientation  
Forever 14  Empowering Teens to Go Above & Beyond Experiential  
Spread The Word Nevada  Building Home Libraries- Diversity, Culture & Inclusion 
Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada  Physical Fitness Training for Traumatic Brain Injured Survivors 
Urban Lotus Project 
Urban Lotus Project - Service Staff Training Program  
The Zawadisha Fund  We Are Change Makers  
Tyler Robinson Foundation  Family Financial Grant Program  
Note-Able Music Therapy Services    Improving Cultural Responsiveness & Organizational Diversity
Achievement Beyond Obstacles - Reno-Sparks Rotary District 5190  Achievement Beyond Obstacles Leadership Academy 
Nevada Volunteers   Inclusion Begins with Removing Language Barriers 
Special Olympics Nevada  Special Olympics Nevada 
Awaken   The Awaken Drop-In Center
Nevada Humanities  Democracy and the Informed Citizen: An Online Salon Series  
Nevada Gay Men's Chorus  Happy Holiday's, a Welcome Back Concert 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada   General Mentoring Program
High Sierra Industries,  Inc . X-treme Ability Challenge 
Junior League of Reno  Safe Embrace Children's Playroom 
ReDirect Youth Outreach  ReDirect Youth Outreach & Boxing  
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada  Positive Action for Low-Moderate Income Youth  
Domestic Violence Resource Center Domestic Violence Resource Center
American Cancer Society Nevada HPV Cancer Prevention Collaborative
Reno Cancer Foundation Reno Cancer Foundation under served population grant
Pinocchio's Moms on the Run Pinocchio's Moms on the Run
Temple Sinai Reno Access for All
Sierra Arts Foundation Road Maps The All Of Us Project
Reno-Sparks Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Reno-Sparks Negro Business & Professional Women's Club
Sierra Nevada Journeys Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Community Needs Assessment Sierra Nevada Journeys Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Community Needs Assessment
Reno Little Theater Reno Little Theater- IDEA Grant Reno Little Theater Reno Little Theater- IDEA Grant
High Fives Nonprofit Foundation Peer Mentorship Program High Fives Nonprofit Foundation Peer Mentorship Program
Nevada Diabetes Association Changing Outcomes for Young Adults  Nevada Diabetes Association Changing Outcomes for Young Adults 
Sky Tavern Sky Tavern Ability Sports Day

Sky Tavern Sky Tavern Ability Sports Day

Reno Bike Project Future Cycle
Tu Casa Latina Outreach to Underserved Communities
Sierra Association of Foster Families CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH HEALTHY BODIES!
Women and Children's Center of the Sierra Regrouping and Moving Forward during the Pandemic
Ridge House, Inc. Health Literacy & Recruitment of Underrepresented Groups
Alzheimer's Association Latino Outreach/Spanish Speaking Caregiver Support Group
On Common Ground -at-Home Kits for the Heart of Community Program On Common Ground Cook-at-Home Kits for the Heart of Community Program
University Studies Abroad Consortium Renown Health Diversity & Inclusion Study Abroad Scholarship University Studies Abroad Consortium Renown Health Diversity & Inclusion Study Abroad Scholarship
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Building Inclusivity through Recovery Collaboration University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Building Inclusivity through Recovery Collaboration
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Northern Nevada Latino Health Assessment University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Northern Nevada Latino Health Assessment
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada Feeding the Hungry
Reno Sparks NAACP Northern Nevada Minority Health Symposium
Sierra Kids Foundation Sierra Kids Foundation
ACCEPT Positive Action & Health Education Risk Reduction for HIV.AIDS
Northern Nevada Literacy Council Empowerment through Literacy and Education Scholarship
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Equity Learning Community
Nevada Volunteers Inclusion Begins Removing Language Barriers

 

 

Renown Health issued a request for proposals on June 18 and had anticipated funding 8 organizations. The employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee was impressed by the community response and Dr. Tony Slonim, president and CEO, chose to support all 55 applications. He notified all not-for-profit agency leaders today in a virtual meeting.

Members of Renown Health’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee include: Mitch Harper, Gretna Canterbury Amber Marraccini, Rebecca Doheny, Sean Savoy, Savanah Gonzalves, Jen Walker, Barbara Mader Scherrer, Kristy Cahoon, Katie Mercer, Kara Martinezmoles, Julia Page Hensen, Annie Zucker, Meghan Meagher, Michelle Hernandez, Vivian Cruz, Mary-Ann Brown, Julia Miod and Heather Bridges.

As non-profit hospitals, Renown must meet community benefit requirements to qualify for tax-exempt status, this includes funding programs that respond to public health needs and improve overall community health.

 


 

About Renown Health

Renown Health is the region’s largest, locally owned and governed, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. With a diverse workforce of more than 7,000 employees, Renown has fostered a longstanding culture of excellence, determination and innovation. The organization comprises a trauma center, two acute care hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest, locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown’s institute model addresses social determinants of health and includes: Child Health, Behavioral Health & Addiction, Healthy Aging and Health Innovation. Clinical institutes include: Cancer, Heart and Vascular Heath, Neurosciences and Robotic Surgery. Renown is currently enrolling participants in the world’s largest community-based genetic population health study, the Healthy Nevada Project® . For more information, visit renown.org.

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Renown Awards Grants to 55 Area Organizations Addressing Diversity and Inclusiveness