Funding Priorities


Thank you for your interest in Nevada Outdoor School!

You can help inspire exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.

This is what you can make happen with a grant or donation of $1,000 to $10,000


A grant or donation of $1,000...

  • T-shirts for all summer camp participants
  • A set of new tires for one of our vehicles, including our 15 passenger van used to transport summer camp participants
  • Provides up to 15 scholarships for campers
  • Purchases supplies for 6 months of classroom lessons

A grant or donation of $2,500...

  • Covers the cost of one 300 hour summer AmeriCorps member providing summer camp experiences for northern Nevada youth
  • Cover the cost of NOS Staff program and safety training

  • Help purchase15 new dome tents for overnight camp outs

  • Provides 36 summer camp scholarships


A grant or donation of $5,000...

  • Annual travel costs to provide classroom lessons and field trips to rural communities throughout northern Nevada
  • One 6-month AmeriCorps Member providing spring field trips and summer camp experiences
  • Give NOS the ability to add one additional summer camp experience to a National Park for 6 – 8 graders

A grant or donation of $10,000...

  • Open up opportunities for a new “Nature in My World” field experience program for 5th or 6th grade
  • Provide for the purchase of a pre-owned passenger van to expand summer camp opportunities
  • Provide the cost for scholarships for an entire summer of NOS camps (no participant would pay a fee) Pre-K – 8th grade

Our Current Funding Priorities:

1. Elko Expansion

We recently moved into our own office space in Elko and are currently working hard to raise funds to provide a wide variety of programming throughout the county including classroom lessons, field trips, summer camps and community outreach events

2. Rural School Travel

We take pride and strive to deliver quality education programs to even the most rural communities throughout Humboldt, Elko and Pershing counties. These are places and schools that are often overlooked and underserved. They take time and money to get to, but are a big priority for us.

3. Nature in My World

We recently created our new Nature in My World field experience programs for 1st-4th graders and are always looking to increase funding to provide those opportunities to more schools. Additionally, we are looking to develop and provide place-based Nature in My World programming for 5th and 6th graders. 


Contact Executive Director, Melanie Erquiaga to talk with her about these exciting grant opportunities at
(775) 623-5656


To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of our Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.


Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.

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Winnemucca Office:
655 Anderson Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-5656

Elko Office:
2363 N. 5th Street, Unit 102
Elko, NV 89801
(775)  777-0814