The Audacity Fund Reno is a funding source for neighbors building and/or growing local companies.  


The Fund was created as an evergreen fund, meaning that any returns received by the Fund are used to fund more local businesses.


The fund will open applications for its first funding cohort in 2020.

Once the funding cycle opens there will be information sessions at various locations to talk about the Fund and the funding process.  

Would you like us to contact you when the next funding cycle dates are announced?

Click here to sign up for our mailing list.


The Fund has partnered with the Audacity Institute to provide group education and individual support to the neighbors that receive funding.

Education topics are tailored to the needs of the group, focusing on relevant information for the stage and type of company. Topics are taught by experts with relevant business experience. 

A sample of topics include:

  • Business Structures, licenses and permits

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Marketing and Sales 

  • Product Development and Pricing

  • Planning and Measuring Success

  • Value Creation

  • Long-term funding and goals


 The Audacity Fund Reno is a funding source for neighbors building and/or growing local companies.  Applications for funding from the Audacity Fund Reno must meet the following requirements:

geographic Region 

The Audacity Fund Reno supports founders and business owners within the region served by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. 


Businesses owners whose primary residence or business headquarters are located within the greater region of Western Nevada including:

  • Reno- Sparks

  • Truckee-Tahoe

  • Carson Valley

  • Douglas

  • Fallon 

  • Ely

  • Elko

underserved populations

The Audacity Fund Reno purposefully does not define “underserved” as we strongly believe that those seen as underserved in our community will change over time.  

However, examples of founders and business owners from underserved populations include:

  • Women

  • Minorities

  • Veterans


  • Founders Over 50

  • People with Disabilities

  • Return to Work 

© 2019 by Audacity Fund Reno



To make a charitable contribution or learn more about the fund: