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SPCA of Northern Nevada
Reno's pioneer "no-kill" animal shelter is an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless cats and dogs.
4950 Spectrum Blvd., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-324-7773
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Washoe County School District Volunteer Services
Schools, students, teachers, staff, parents and the community benefit from the work of individuals who freely volunteer to share their talents and resources.
425 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-348-0345
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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. KTMB is supported by individual and community donations.
P.O. Box 7412, Reno, NV 89510-7412
Information: 775-851-5185
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Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease
Mission: The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease exists to bring discovery, knowledge, and effective treatments to patients with illnesses that are caused by acquired dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often resulting in life long disease and disability.
University of Nevada, Reno MS 0552
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557-0552
Information: 775-682-8250
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Sierra School of Performing Arts
Mission: To provide world-class, innovative performances and exceptional educational and outreach programs which attract the widest possible audience to promote the performing arts.
P.O. Box 17214, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-852-7740
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
745 Moana Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-352-3202
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HOPE worldwide - Reno Chapter
A faith-based organization dedicated to serving the poor and needy through programs developed primarily for youth-at-risk, human services such as providing food, clothing and other necessities to people in need, and disaster relief and preparedness.
6320 Fairhaven Pl., Reno, NV 89523
Information: 775-544-5832
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NID-Housing Counseling Agency
HUD approved - Helping people with their morgage and foreclosure issues, free of charge.
1000 Bible Way #72, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-322-5695

RSVP of Washoe County
Retired Seniors and Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Washoe County recruits and encourages people 55 years and older to share their unique skills, talents and experience with community not-for-profit and public agencies.
800 Haskell St., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-784-8073
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American Heart Association Reno Division
We are working everyday to save lives from America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.
1281 Terminal Way #111, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-322-7064
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Junior League of Reno
The Junior League of Reno, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
606 W. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-826-0445
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Committee To Aid Abused Women
Non-Profit to help abused women and their children.
1735 Vassar St., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-4150

DM Discoveries
DM Discoveries is designated by the Department of State as a sponsor of an exchange visitor program. DM Discoveries offers students age 15-18 the opportunity to live with a volunteer host family while attending a local public high school.
119 Cooper St., Babylon, NY 11702
Information: 877-417-9600
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Nevada Youth Empowerment Project
Provides a safe haven for the homeless young females on the streets of our communities and empowers these young women to create a life worth living.
2030 W. Sixth St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-240-2195
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Family Counseling Service of Northern Nevada
Our mission is to assist individuals and families to meet the opportunities and challenges of the changing world.
575 E. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-0623
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Muscular Dystrophy Association
1280 Terminal Way #36, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-333-6789
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Reno Philharmonic
McKinley Arts and Culture Center
925 Riverside Drive #3, Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-323-6393 x2
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Disability Resources
Serving people with disabilities in Washoe County, Nevada since 1993.
155 Glendale Ave. #11, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-329-1126
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Camp Lotsafun
Special Recreational Services, Inc.
Camping Enhances Lives... You Can Make It Happen!
P.O. Box 7733, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-827-0334
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Guide Dogs for the Blind
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Information: 800-295-4050

The Bridge Center
Our hope is to help remove the barriers to success for children and adolescents through a process that addresses socioeconomic factors, educational deficiencies, chemical dependence, and mental health and behavioral concerns.
1201 Corporate Blvd., Ste 100, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-857-2999
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Nevada World Trade Council (NEWTRAC)
Non-profit professional business organization serving Nevada's international business community.
P.O. Box 12187, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-248-3195
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Nevada Opera Association
Nevada Opera's mission is to Educate, Enlighten, Enrich and Entertain the people of Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Region by producing live opera performances of the highest quality and by reaching out to students, artists and targeted audiences with educational and developmental opportunities.
100 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501
P.O. Box 3256, Reno, NV 89505
Information: 775-786-4046 Web site:

India Association of Northern Nevada
Promoting a sense of fellowship among the members of the Association and the community at large.
P.O. Box 8382, Reno, NV 89507
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Sunrise Sustainable Resources Group
Promoting sustainable living practices that lead to a comfortable, earth-friendly lifestyle.
P.O. Box 19074, Reno, NV 89511
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Computer Corps
Dedicated to improving the computer skills and job opportunities for people in the community, while eliminating eWaste across the nation.
P.O. Box 21550, Carson City, NV 89721
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Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
Dedicated to helping local families of children with cancer.
3550 Barron Way, 5A, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-825-0888
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Great Basin Sierra Division
4600 Keitz Ln., Suite K225, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-7180
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American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter
1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-856-1000
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Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada
785 W. 6th Street, Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-323-8084
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CARE Chest
Providing free medical equipment for Nevadans in need
7910 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89506
Information: 775-829-CARE
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Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club
P.O. Box 6029, Reno, NV 89513
Information: 775-747-7387
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Reno Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading
1100 E. Plumb Ln. Suite F, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-825-7789
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Environmental Leadership
A primary source of environmental information and education to the northern Nevada public.
P.O. Box 10786, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-323-3433
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Senior Companion Program
406 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-358-2322

Food Bank of Northern Nevada
994 Packer Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-331-3663
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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
811 Ryland St., P.O. Box 2730, Reno, NV 89505
Information: 775-322-8668
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Boy Scouts of America
Nevada Area Council

1745 S. Wells Ave., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-787-1111
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For Kids Foundation
Provides financial aid and assistance to children in Northern Nevada with specific unmet needs when no other resources are available.
834 Willow St., Reno, NV 89502
Information: (775) 741-5231
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Koinonia Family Services
This program provides treatment-based foster care to children between the ages of birth through 18 years of age who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or delinquency.
1355 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502
Information: (775) 826-1113
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
About 35,000 people every month turn to the St. Vincent's Programs of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN). CCNN provides eight programs for basic needs: St. Vincent's Dining Room, St. Vincent's Food Pantry, Immigration Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Adoptions, Holy Child Early Learning Program, Residence, and the St. Vincent's Thrift Shop.
500 E. Fourth St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: (775) 322-7073
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Sparks Heritage Museum
Volunteer to help with restoration, preservation, exhibits, and tours.
820 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
Information: (775) 355-1144
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Nevada Diabetes Association
To improve the lives of children and adults affected by diabetes through prevention, education and service.
1005 Terminal Way, Suite 170, Reno, NV 89502
Information: (775) 856-3839
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The Note-Ables
The Note-Ables' primary purpose of providing music programs and music therapy services for children and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to raise awareness that creativity knows no bounds by providing inclusive musical experiences for all members of the community regardless of age or ability.
P.O. Box 428, Sparks, NV 89432
Information: (775) 324-5521
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Bruka Theatre of The Sierra
Bruka's mission: To create and share the experience of innovative theatre. Bruka began by producing Theatre For Children and expanded into adult productions.
99 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-323-3221
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Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.
The mission of Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. is to promote American Indian / Alaskan Native culture, health, and well-being.
1475 Terminal Way, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-788-7600
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ReStart Homeless Services
The mission of ReStart is to reduce and prevent homelessness and increase self-sufficiency of people who are homeless.
335 Record St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-324-2622
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Special Advocates for Elders
Non-Profit Elder Advocacy.
P. O. Box 30083, Reno, NV 89520
Information: 775-325-6761

Teen Challenge of Northern Nevada
A faith-based organization working to provide teen boys with a supportive environment to break free from addictions, anger, and other life-controlling problems.
7555 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89436
Information: 775-424-6777
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VSA arts of Nevada (VSAN)
Develops programs throughout Nevada integrating arts into people's lives, especially those who are disadvantaged or have a disability.
250 Court St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-826-6100
Web site:
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Active 20-30 Club of Reno
A service organization designed to help children in the Reno-Sparks community. The club also serves as a platform for professional networks as well as for social interaction between peers.
P.O. Box 70211, Reno, NV 89570
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The Ridge House, Inc.
Serving the criminal justice population through prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation treatment, thereby assisting our community in the fight against crime.
900 W. 1st St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-322-8941
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United Blood Services of Reno
Blood donation services for Northern Nevada.
1125 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-6451
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Nevada Association for Play Therapy
NVAPT works to advance the psychosocial development and relational health of all people through play and play therapy.
P.O. Box 13212, Reno, NV 89509
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Washoe Legal Services
Non-profit organization designed to assist low income residents of Washoe County with their legal problems.
650 Tahoe St., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-329-2727
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Stride 4 Autism Foundation
Together we can make a change, together we can work toward a Health Insurance Reform for our children.
P.O. Box 51514, Sparks, NV 89434
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Crisis Call Center
24-hour Crisis Line
The Crisis Call Center provides intervention, prevention, referral, and education services to the community and supports those individuals in crisis by helping them to make constructive and productive choices.
Crisis Line: 775-784-8090
Toll-Free: 1-800-992-5757
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Nevada Humane Society
Nevada Humane Scoiety is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1932. Our mission is to provide care to animals in need and to bring people and animals together to make Washoe County a no-kill community.
2825 Longley Ln., Ste. B, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-283-5463
Fax: 775-284-7060
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NewToYou Computers
A Division of Disability Resources
155 Glendale Ave. #11, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-329-1126
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada
910 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-826-8008
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Northern Nevada Office
4395 W. 4th St. #2, Reno, NV 89523
Information: 775-787-3300
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Northern Nevada Home Schools, Inc.
Established to support and encourage home school parents in the Northern Nevada Region.
P.O. Box 21323, Reno, NV 89515
Information: 775-852-NNHS
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Nevada International Center (NNIC)
A resource for local residents as well as visitors interested in international activities and events.
821 N. Center St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-784-7515
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The Learning Tree Therapeutic Pre-School
A part of The Bridge Center.
1201 Corporate Blvd., Ste 100, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-857-2993
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Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Engaging the community. Measuring our progress.
P.O. Box 33504, Reno, NV 89533
Information: (775) 323-1518
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Nevada Microenterprise Initiative
We provide business tools to assist you in overcoming barriers that you may face in starting or expanding your business.
113 West Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-324-1812
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Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program
California Building, Idlewild Park.
P.O. Box 1709, Reno, NV 89505
Information: 775-323-5125
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Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character.
605 Washington St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-322-0642
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Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada
To promote Hindu dharma and culture, work for inter-faith understanding, provide spiritual enrichment, support humanitarian causes, serve community.
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Scenic Nevada
Nonprofit, non-partisan, environmental organization that works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada.
P.O. Box 32, Reno, NV 89504
Information: 775-329-3117
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Community Services Agency & Development Corp.
1090 E. 8th St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-786-6023
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Washoe Arc
Serving people with developmental disabilities.
790 Sutro St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-333-9272
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VistaCare Foundation
Hospice care in Northern Nevada
6225 Neil Rd., Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-825-5008
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Alzheimer's Association
Northern California & Northern Nevada
705 S. Wells Ave. #225, Reno, NV. 89502
Information: 775-786-8061
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Project GO Great Outdoors
Volunteer-based organization offering experiential education programs for disadvantaged youth throughout Northern California and Nevada.
P.O. Box 1385, Sacramento, CA 95812
Information: 888-827-8859
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Sierra Sage Region of Narcotics Anonymous
P.O. Box 11913, Reno, NV. 89510
Information: 775-322-4811
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Community Foundation of Western Nevada
1885 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 103, Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-333-5499
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The Salvation Army Reno Corps
1931 Sutro St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-688-4555
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Sierra Association of Foster Families
P.O. Box 11112, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-828-9977
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