Founded in 1947, Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS) is a
volunteer non-profit membership organization, associated with the Washoe County
Medical Society, established to promote community health.

Initially established to provide nursing scholarships, AWCMS continues to fund nursing
scholarships, which are made available through the AWCMS Endowed Scholarship Funds
at Orvis School of Nursing and the TMCC School of Nursing.

The AWCMS grant program supports health-related community, educational, creative
and preventative programs. Grants are open to requests that benefit multiple residents of
all ages within Washoe County.

AWCMS grants are awarded to non-profit community agencies operating within
Washoe County that do not receive national funding or funding from major grant giving
organizations.  Funding for salaries or travel expenses is not considered. Indirect costs
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

AWCMS awards grants up to $5,000. If you are requesting funds for a major project or
equipment purchase, please include the full cost in your application with a breakdown
summary of the total request.

The grant application deadline has been extended to October 15, 2016.  
No application postmarked or hand-delivered after October 15, 2016 will be accepted.
Each Grant Application is researched and reviewed by a Community Action Fund (CAF)
committee member.  The CAF Committee reviews all grant applications before making the
decision on awards.

If your grant application is funded, an approval letter will be sent to you by March 1, 2017.
A follow-up form will be enclosed with your award letter to be completed and returned to
AWCMS by September 1, 2017. All grants are distributed during the first quarter of 2017.
We do request that award checks be cashed by May 1, 2017    

Please mail your completed application to:

AWCMS - CAF Committee
4790 Caughlin Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89519-0907

Thank you for considering an application for an AWCMS Community Action Fund Grant.
The AWCMS CAF Committee
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Community Action Fund (CAF)
2016-2017 AWCMS-CAF Grant Application