Lied Foundation Trust: Grants for Nevada

OVERVIEW: The Lied Foundation Trust supports human services, basic needs, arts and culture, animals, workforce development in Las Vegas, Nevada.

FUNDING AREAS: Human services, basic needs, arts and culture, animals, workforce development

IP TAKE: This funder supports a wide range of local causes but only typically gives out a few grants per year.

PROFILE: Established in 1972, the Lied Foundation Trust is a private foundation based in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the foundation of Ernst Lied, who was from Nebraska but moved to Nevada to invest in land and real estate. He established the foundation to honor his parents, did not marry or have children, and passed away in 1980 at the age of 74. The foundation supports local efforts for human services, basic needs, arts and culture, animals, workforce development, and more.

The Lied Foundation Trust does not have a website to guide grantseekers. The founder trusted his business manager, Christina Hixson to support his charitable interests after his death. With foundation money, she has supported scholarships for underprivileged students, medical centers, animal shelters, community centers, emergency care centers, and children’s museums. The University of Nevada Las Vegas has received steady support from the foundation.

Grants range between about $50,000 and $100,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking largely focuses on Las Vegas, Nevada. Past local grantees include the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Opportunity Village, the Animal Foundation, and the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. There is no specific application form, no submission deadlines, and no restrictions or limitations on awards. Grantseekers should submit application materials to the attention of Christina M. Hixson at the foundation via mail. Direct general questions to the staff at 702-878-1559.


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