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We make science useful and accessible to Nevadans, inspiring future learning, growing tomorrow's leaders and addressing critical issues facing local communities. Your support helps keep Extension resources available and affordable.

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Louis the leader receives an award 4-H Youth Development Program Leader Louis S. Test was recently honored for giving many years of outstanding support.
Louis S. Test with his award
Volunteers plant now, wine later Volunteers exceed expectations in helping to expand a collaborative wine grape research vineyard.
Garden-goers are kind of a big dill Proceeds of annual garden tour hosted by Rail City Garden Center help our Master Gardener Program to help the community.
A backyard with green grass and trees and flowers in bloom
Pet lovers make science possible With help from donors to a crowdfunding campaign, our researchers are testing pet food and treats for toxic mercury.
Pet food mercury researchers in the lab


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Help where it's needed most

From supporting 4-H'ers to advancing innovative research on critical issues facing Nevada communities, we care about many of the same things you do. You can support Extension in a way that is most meaningful to you. Possibilities include:

  • Funding student internships
  • Donating supplies to a program
  • Creating a scholarship fund for 4-H'ers
  • Establishing an endowed chair or professorship
  • Supporting community educational events and activities
  • Becoming a Master Gardener volunteer or a volunteer 4-H leader
  • Donating funds to build a new or update an existing Extension facility
  • Supporting leadership development opportunities for 4-H volunteers and youth
  • Funding the development and printing of resource materials for use in our educational programs

Gifting an endowment

Endowments generate a steady stream of income while leaving the principal untouched. Alumni, faculty, parents and friends of Extension who make endowment gifts are attracted to the opportunity to ensure that the institution, or a particular program or activity, will exist in perpetuity. Behind each endowment gift is a personal motivation to repay a debt of gratitude for the donor's own education, to honor a loved one or simply to make a positive impact. Gifts to endowment may be made in cash, securities, real estate, or through planned giving or a bequest. To learn more about establishing an endowment to support Extension, contact our Director of Development, Robin Schimandle.

Sending gifts

You can make a gift by sending a check payable to University of Nevada, Reno Foundation to our Director's office. Specify the programs or activities you'd like to support in the memo line.

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You can make a one-time or recurring gift online with a credit or debit card. Specify the programs or activities you'd like to support in the comment section of the donation process.

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