DREAMS FOUNDATION INC.
HUMANITARIAN AWARDS – are designed for individuals and small nonprofits, and in effect have rolling deadlines, as these Awards are based on the Public’s unmet dreams & needs, and DFI’s availability of resources!
DFI learned long ago that responsiveness to human needs is a massive undertaking…but can be done sensibly and effectively in small doses – that is, as long as you take the time to objectively review requests for financial assistance, and set your expectations for outcomes to fair and measurable levels. Humanitarian Awards are life-enabling or life-saving awards depending on the origin of their request. Nonetheless, these one-time awards are an essential element of DFI’s interface with the varied communities we know as our Humanitarian Award universe — that is, our “most immediate service communities” are in the Northern Nevada Counties situated about Washoe County, but our eyes remain open to the entire State of Nevada, and have extended into other states and countries based on unique unmet dreams and our ability to meet them.
Therefore, one-time Humanitarian Awards of generally $150 to $1,500 are life-enabling when they help to meet UNMET DREAMS. On the other hand, we might well consider them life-saving when they help to meet an individual’s or organization’s critical life-survival needs (or actions aimed that way). We consider small nonprofit organizations (i.e. less than three paid staff members) and we make these “On-a-Rolling-Basis-Awards” in accordance with the evaluations and recommendations of Board Members based on an assessment of need.
Each Humanitarian Award application must be fully responsive to all information requested on the online application (immediately following). And although “Humanitarian Award Application Forms” may be submitted online at any time, they will only be processed at those times Foundation resources are sufficient to make Awards, and individuals and agencies who submit Applications would be notified of such circumstances. Similarly, if additional information is needed, it will be requested at the discretion of DFI after an online Application has been submitted.
Mailed applications will not be accepted. Applications received from outside the Foundation’s “most immediate service communities” as described above, will rarely be considered. For more information, or to apply, fill out the form below: