Healthy Communities Coalition Receives Support from NV Energy Foundation

The NV Energy Foundation made pandemic response and recovery its primary focus in 2020, providing more than $2 million to 91 nonprofit organizations. Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties was among the nonprofits to receive support to help Nevadans facing challenges due to COVID-19 and its ripple effects.

“Our customers were among the hardest hit in the nation by the impacts of COVID-19 and we wanted to support them, and the community, in a meaningful way,” said Tony Sanchez, NV Energy Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, NV Energy Foundation provided a $10,800 donation to Healthy Communities Coalition for additional support to community members affected by the pandemic.

Healthy Communities’ executive director Wendy Madson noted, “We are so very grateful to NV Energy for making this important gift when our community is experiencing increased needs due to the pandemic and its ripple effects on employment and food security.”

The donation helped Healthy Communities address the affects of COVID-19 on the community, such as greatly increased food insecurity. For instance, at Healthy Communities’ Yerington Food Pantry, one thousand individuals were served in a single day in May 2020. The Coalition’s food pantries in Dayton and Silver Springs also saw significant increases in need.

About the NV Energy Foundation

NV Energy maintains the NV Energy Foundation, a 501c3, to support its philanthropic efforts. Through direct grants, scholarships and employee grant programs, the NV Energy Foundation actively supports improvements in the quality of life in NV Energy’s service territories. The NV Energy Foundation is funded by NV Energy, not its customers. Information about the NV Energy Foundation is available at

About Healthy Communities Coalition

Healthy Communities is composed of dozens of local, state, federal and tribal group partners; hundreds of community volunteers; a board of directors and a small staff, all working together on a common mission to strengthen communities in the Lyon and Storey regions. The mission is to increase access to 1) health care; 2) affordable, locally grown food; and 3) sustainable community development opportunities that serve the common good and build local assets and self-reliance for all. For more information, see

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