The NV Energy Foundation has been a proud supporter of Volunteers of America since 2011, with gifts totaling over $25,000. The NV Energy Foundation is committed to connecting with the community through philanthropic efforts, including civic leadership, financial contributions and volunteerism. Doing so makes our communities better places to live and work, which in turn makes them better places to do business. This partnership with the NV Energy Foundation and their “Power of Good” is an important component in funding programs that help individuals and families leave poverty and homelessness behind for good.
Eldorado Resort Casino
Volunteers of America is blessed to have the Eldorado as a community partner. The Eldorado supports our programs on many levels. Their gift of $25,000 helped to sponsor the 9th class of the Reno Works program. Through this 12-week workforce development program we are able to not only provide job training and income but to holistically address and treat other factors that contribute to homelessness. Through the intensive life skills classes, the participants receive the tools necessary to gain sustained employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. In addition, the Eldorado sponsors our annual Shelter from the Storm Fundraising Breakfast and provides dozens of beautifully decorated cupcakes for all to enjoy at the monthly “Brightening Birthday” parties in the Family Shelter. The Eldorado’s ongoing support helps to brighten the lives of many and restore the hope of possibilities to those we serve.
Bank of America
We are grateful to the Bank of America Foundation for awarding us $10,000 in support of the Employment Program at the Volunteers of America Mather Community Campus. It is partners with a rich history like Bank of America that ensure our continued success in getting individuals employed and back on their feet.
"Waste Management is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. We support the Reno Works program’s goal of helping residents overcome challenges that have led to homelessness, so they can get back on their feet, reenter the workforce and reclaim their lives. Reno Works graduates have the kind of determination and dedication we look for in WM team members."
The Home Depot
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has given more than $11 million to Volunteers of America to improve housing solutions for homeless veterans and their families. Our partnership has funded more than 73 veterans' housing projects, providing more than 2,500 units for veterans, including more than 400 units specifically for women veterans and their families.
Family owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling is the largest private label bottled water supplier in the United States. Niagara Bottling and their philanthropic division, Niagara Cares, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for vulnerable children and their families. Volunteers of America is working with Niagara Bottling to fund key improvements in our children and youth programs in their local communities.
The Maximus Foundation has been supporting Operation Backpack for the past 3 years. Thanks to their support we have been able to continue serving thousands of students in need throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Students that have fallen on hard times can start school prepared thanks to the support of the foundation as well as the employees at Maximus Inc who put together 400 backpacks every year.
Volunteers of America is fortunate to have a partner like Wells Fargo who believes everyone should have a safe place to call home. In 2018 many pressures in the Sacramento area have continued to exacerbate affordability issues for both first-time home-buyers and renters. The combination of housing supply challenges, increasing transitions to rentals and net gains of homeowners moving from more expensive Bay Area communities leave Sacramento struggling to find homes and even temporary shelter. Kären Woodruff states, "We are excited to support new and creative ways to provide homes for those that want them."
Through their award-winning advertising programs, businesses provide financial support for critical, yet underfunded, education, wellness, veterans, and environmental initiatives. EcoMedia, a division of CBS, has turned the advertising landscape into a catalyst for tangible social change. Volunteers of America works with EcoMedia on a variety of projects to improve quality of life in communities across the country.
Juice Plus+ ® has been a strong supporter of Volunteers of America since 1988. The generosity of Juice Plus+ and their employees helps deliver community programs that address today's most pressing social needs, from hunger to housing. We are grateful Juice Plus+ recently announced a goal to expand its philanthropic initiative through a commitment to donate 10 million Complete Shake Meals to nourish men, women and children across the country. This new commitment includes donations to 17 different affiliates. We are proud to partner with Juice Plus+ to serve America's most vulnerable