1%

 % of venture    funding supporting   African-American   founders of any    gender 

  % of Nevada small    business owners of    any gender that find it    difficult to obtain      financing  

70%

2%

 % of venture capital    dollars flowing to    female-owned    businesses  

<0.5%

 % of venture    funding supporting     Latino founders of    any gender  

2x

 Harder for Lesbian    and Transgender    founders to raise    capital than it is for    straight women  

9

million

 # of potential jobs lost    due to discriminatory    financing practices 

$0.33

 amount underserved    founders receive in    venture dollars for    every dollar received    by white males 

Those statistics are crazy, right?!

 

...and they exist in our hometown.  People building businesses from underserved populations lack access to funding and resources to grow businesses in our local community.  

 

The Audacity Fund Reno, a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, was created to help change these statistics in our region by providing funding, education, and support to our neighbors creating and growing businesses.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We believe that good ideas

come from anywhere and great companies can be built by anyone.

   

Vibrant communities thrive when we support our local talent...

OUR MISSION 

Building a vibrant and

inclusive local economy

by providing

funding, education and support to business owners from underserved populations.

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