Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) members elected to grant $500,000 to SafeNest. The project to be funded includes a city-wide expansion of the Project Safe 417 (PS417) program.
“It is expected over the life of our $500,000, 3-year grant, that over 10,000 clients will be served through Project Safe 417,” said NWP president Sara Costello. “We are honored to help in the expansion of this program and we welcome SafeNest and its team to the NWP family.”
Liz Ortenburger, SafeNest’s chief executive officer, said the NWP Impact Grant will allow PS417 to fulfill its full-vision and save lives 365-days a year.
“This is a tipping point in the fight to end the epidemic of domestic violence in our community,” Ortenburger said. “Being the recipient of the NWP’s 2020 Impact Grant means we can fulfill our vision to take our collaborative partnership with LVMPD, Project Safe 417 (PS417), citywide, 24-hours a day, seven-days a week.
“We can and will save more lives by providing immediate resources and services to victims when they need us most.”
This year’s $500,000 Impact Grant is the largest investment NWP has made since it was founded in 2006. The 2020 NWP Founders Gift was awarded to Three Square Food Bank. Past NWP Impact Grant recipients include The Rape Crisis Center (2010), Legal Aide of Southern Nevada (2009), Future Smiles (2018) and Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada (2019).