In early December, Nevada Gold Mines representatives celebrated the fund’s first anniversary with local nonprofit organizations and community leaders.
Nevada Gold Mines announced this month the company’s charitable workplace giving program, the Heritage Fund, contributed over $780,000 to 580 nonprofits in its inaugural year.
The program launched in December 2020 with an initial $25 gift from the company to all employees to kick off their giving, according to a Dec. 15 press release.
NGM matches all donations made by employees — 1,900 of whom participated in this first year — to qualified nonprofits at 120 percent.
“This was an exciting first year for the Heritage Fund. Thanks to the 1,900 employees engaged in the program, the Heritage Fund made a significant impact in our local communities," Shane Moss, Heritage Fund Executive Director, said in a statement. "While still in its infancy, we will only see this program grow and become more successful."
One of the largest recipients of funding this year was Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary the wildlife rehabilitation center that provides permanent placement for animals in need near Winnemucca in Imlay.
All told, nearly 95 percent of the $780,000 was donated to Nevada-based nonprofits.
“The Heritage Fund is just one of the many ways NGM is working to help support Nevada,” Greg Walker, NGM Executive Managing Director, said in a statement. “Providing a convenient avenue for our employees to give to non-profits they are passionate about while also addressing the important needs of our communities makes this worthwhile. Our company match is a win-win for us in being able to support our employees’ funding decisions and the non-profit community.”