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Federal funds have been awarded to jurisdictions in the state of Nevada. United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) serves as the secretariat for the EFSP in northern Nevada. Please click here for more information and to apply for funds.

  • United Way Throughout the Region

    The UWNNS interactive map now includes updates from Q1 reports from our partners!  Our partnerships are working to improve reading proficiency in our communities. We invite everyone to be part of this change. 

    Begin the tour.

  • 2015-16 Top 25 Companies

    We want to give a big thank you to our 2015-16 top 25 companies for their amazing support and generosity of community spirit. Click here to get a closer look at who they all are.

  • Born Learning Trail

    UWNNS and employees of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the City of Sparks recently installed the region’s third Born Learning Trail, an interactive, playful outdoor learning tool that promotes early literacy and encourages physical activity for young kids. The trail is part of United Way’s Born Learning program, a long-standing initiative to support early learning and school readiness.

    Watch a video of the event

  • Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters

    UWNNS would like to encourage you to review "EARLY WARNING! Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters." This is a A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that highlights the importantance of early childhood reading and how/why it impacts our community.

    Read the report here.

  • We appreciate our volunteers!

    THANK YOU to all volunteers who make our community a better place to work, live and play. We honor your service not only during National Volunteer Week. We honor you throughout the year.

  • July News

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