Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Endowment Granting Fund for 2023

Good Shepherd is a church that has been providing ministry from its location on the corner of Arlington and California for more than 75 years with an Endowment established more than 30 years ago. "It has long been a part of our ministry to support the good work being done here in Reno,” shared Pastor Scott Trevithick, “And our Endowment Fund has allowed us to do so more substantially by giving us the ability to grant funds directly to organizations doing worthwhile work.”

Nine agencies which were selected to receive funds in 2022 used their funds to provide a variety of services to primarily support those with limited means. Projects included: 

  • Bees4VetsThis innovative program pairs beekeeping with veterans with PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury; the money will purchase bee supplies for one vet for one year.
  • Sierra Pacific Synod Day of ServiceGrant to purchase hygiene supplies to assemble into kits and then distribute and tour three local agencies in Reno. Held during the Synod Assembly in Reno.
  • Young Adults in Global Missiona matching grant for Good Shepherd’s young adult, Charlie Meredith, to serve as a missionary in the country of Senegal in Africa beginning in the fall; this is a portion of the $5000 needed to participate.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Northern Nevada (NAMI)— This grant will support the   provision of peer recovery support services to individuals who have mental health challenges and who have had  involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • Eddy House Teen Homeless Shelterto help with transportation needs (bus passes, Uber).
  • RAVE (Respite And Volunteer Experiences)This grant will help contribute to a larger Respite fundraising and awareness program to increase the availability of respite services to families with children with special needs.
  • Reno Bike Projectto help support its project of building a “Bike Lending Library” at the Eddy House and who are in need of dependable/independent transportation.
  • Northern Nevada HOPESto support the Hope Springs Tiny Home housing program.
  • Catholic Charities of Northern NevadaThis grant will provide financial support for CCNN’s Immigration Legal Services to assist with green cards, work passes and legal fees associated with migrating to Nevada.

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is a welcoming faith community serving in downtown Reno, Nevada since 1947. As a congregation, Good Shepherd is committed to welcoming and affirming LGBTQIA+ persons and other marginalized persons and strives to be more aware of the needs and inclusion of these groups both within and beyond our congregation. For more information about Good Shepherd, visit

We are currently opening a grant application process to award over $5,000 in grants this year.  If you are associated with an agency which has local, national, or international scope and would benefit from a grant of $500 - $1,000 that fits our criteria, please considering applying or passing the application to a key leader.