Deadline Aug. 2 to apply for’s $1 million ‘Impact Challenge Nevada’ |

Deadline Aug. 2 to apply for’s $1 million ‘Impact Challenge Nevada’

NNBV staff report
Gov. Steve Sisolak was on hand at the groundbreaking event on July 1 in Henderson, where the $1 million Impact Challenge Nevada initiative was announced.
Courtesy Google

RENO, Nev. — The deadline for local nonprofits to apply for a piece of’s inaugural $1 million “Impact Challenge Nevada” is Friday, Aug. 2.

Google announced the challenge on July 1, in tandem with the groundbreaking ceremony it hosted in Henderson to unveil its $600 million plan to construct a new data center there.

According to previous NNBV reports, the $1 million Impact Challenge calls on nonprofits from across Nevada “to submit their boldest ideas to create economic opportunities for their community.”

Once nonprofits apply, a panel of judges will select the top five submissions to each receive $175,000.

Afterward, the public can vote to select a “People’s Choice” winner to receive the remaining $125,000.

The panel of judges, which includes Northern Nevada representation, is as follows:

  • Former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
  • Christopher P. Askin, CSPG, CFRE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Western Nevada
  • Dave Archer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Doug Erwin, Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
  • Peter Guzman, President, Latin Chamber of Commerce and the Opa Group LLC
  • Mary Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Nevada Development Corporation
  • Mary Beth Sewald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Amy Purdy, 3x Paralympic Medalist, author, and motivational speaker

Go here to learn more and to apply.