In Nevada, the Newmont Legacy Fund provides an opportunity for employees to support local nonprofit organizations and to invest in community sustainability. Since 2010, Newmont has matched employees’ donations to the Legacy Fund, dollar for dollar, generating more than $12 million in funding for social service organizations that support local communities.
Recently, the Legacy Fund partnered with the University of Utah’s Nonprofit Academy for Excellence in Elko, and the University of Nevada’s Excellence in Nonprofit Management Institute in Winnemucca, to sponsor strategic planning workshops for local nonprofit organizations.
Representatives from about 90 nonprofit organizations that benefit from Newmont’s Legacy Fund attended two full-day workshops held in Elko and Winnemucca. The workshops were designed to develop skills on a range of topics including sustainability, fundraising best practices and optimized workflows.
Judy Andréson, Executive Director for the Family Resource Center in Elko, attended the workshop in Elko and wrote a letter to the editor of the Elko Daily Free Press about her experience:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for those seeking consultancy from nonprofit practitioners who can provide leadership, management, research and custom support. […] Many thanks to [Legacy Fund Executive Director] Nancy Ostler and the entire Legacy Fund team, who are doing an excellent job in supporting the nonprofit community. Kudos also to Newmont employees whose support of our work provides us with an opportunity to improve the quality of life for Northeastern Nevada residents.”
The Newmont Legacy Fund’s success is a direct result of the employees who donate both their time and money to build a brighter future for communities in northern Nevada, and an example of the Company’s commitment to sustainability.
For more information about the Legacy Fund, please visit our website. To learn more about Newmont’s approach to community investment around the globe, please read our 2015 Beyond the Mine sustainability report.