The FAN Gives Back
The FAN Gives Back is an initiative with a general mission to provide for the advancement, empowerment, and financial benefit of local and national youth and/or sports-centric nonprofits. The FAN will conduct its own charitable events, as well as dedicate a percentage of annual net revenues to nonprofits recognized by The FAN for exemplary, often unrecognized contributions.
Using a survey nomination and selection process aimed at maximizing FAN participation through membership e-polling, The FAN Gives Back will announce its first year’s recipients and present checks at the FANNY Awards during FANCON 2022. At each subsequent FANCON, charitable proceeds for the prior year shall be awarded via Board nomination and membership e-polling results.
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs we provide throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Facebook - @opportunityvillage
Instagram - oppvillagelv
Twitter - @oppvillagelv
Kidz Uplifting Kidz is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Las Vegas metropolitan community and Clark County Family Services to provide financial support and facilitate experiences that create lasting memories, normalcy, and positive mental health to children in the Clark County foster care system.
Facebook - @kidzupliftingkidz
Instagram - kidzupliftingkidz