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The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada accepts proposals for grants from the Dream Tags Charitable Fund year-round. Proposals are considered by the Advisory Board on Dream Tags, and grant recommendations must be approved by the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation.

If you have a question about NV Dream Tags or NV Dream Tag grants, contact Lauren Renda, Philanthropic Advisor at the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, at

The Dream Tags Charitable Fund provides funding to engage Nevadans in wildlife conservation by focusing donated funds to restore resilience in at-risk Nevada habitats through strategic collaborative projects for a sustained impact that supports the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of big game and wildlife habitat. To be considered for funding, project proposals must demonstrate measurable impact in accordance with this purpose.

Applicants must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, nonprofit educational institutions, or governmental entities. Projects must be carried out in Nevada. Grants are paid on a reimbursable basis for actual expenditures. Funding will not be provided for work performed prior to grant approval.

Proposals are encouraged for the following:

  1. Projects that improve, protect, or restore habitat, especially for Nevada’s big game
  2. Projects that embrace unique opportunities for advancing the mission of wildlife conservation in Nevada
  3. Projects that address emergency needs
  4. Other projects that meet the evaluation criteria

Applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent match for funds requested. Guidelines for requests of matching funds are provided in the following application form. The Spring RFP cycle opens in January and the Fall RFP cycle opens in June; to learn more, please visit the Request for Proposal page on the CFNN website. Please apply via our online portal; applicants will need to create an account if they have not already done so.

Emergency Proposal are accepted on a rolling basis and can be submitted via our online portal. All other non-emergency applications will only be accepted during the RFP distribution period.