Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation – Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing financial assistance and compassionate support programs while advocating for increased research funds and raising public awareness.

This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000:

  • A grant of $1,000 can provide educational support to two patients for items such as laptops, tablets, educational software, and access to tutoring services. The goal is to provide tools to succeed academically when isolated due to compromised immune systems or if patients struggle with chronic health complications that affect their ability to learn.
  • A grant of $2,500 can provide travel expenses for five families for costs such as gas, airfare, car rental, lodging, parking fees, and meals to ease the financial burden of accessing life-saving treatments.
  • A grant of $5,000 can provide college scholarships for two young patients or survivors as they receive treatment, survive cancer, pursue higher education, and seek to return to a sense of normalcy in their lives.
  • A grant of $10,000 can provide household expenses for 10 families for costs such as rent or mortgage, utility, or prepping the house for an immunocompromised child.  We help with these expenses when a family faces a reduction of income because of time spent away from work due to treatment.


Our current funding priorities are:

  1. Family Assistance Fund – Assists by providing vital financial support during the child’s treatment and follow-up care. Funds help with items such as medical expenses, household expenses, educational expenses, and travel expenses related to treatment.
  2. Inspire Scholarship Program – Provides scholarships to young adult patients and survivors. This program is our way of inspiring these outstanding youth to follow their dreams and become the strong, independent men and women they are meant to be.
  3. Emotional Support – A childhood cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis and can be devastating to patients, parents, and siblings. NNCCF provides family outings and access to therapeutic and grief counseling.


Contact Lizzie Dalton , Director of Grants, to talk with her about these exciting grant opportunities at Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of our Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.