FAQs

Family Assistance

What types of assistance does Give Hope provide?

The top three types of assistance include: 1) rent and mortgage payments 2) travel expenses and gas 3) uncovered medical expenses and co-pays

How do you determine the assistance level you’ll provide to a family?

The level of assistance is based, in part, on the family's income.  However, it is mainly based on the type and length of treatment. After submitting your application, our Family Navigator will contact you to determine the level of assistance based on your child's and family's  individual circumstances and needs.

What types of illnesses does Give Hope support?

Give Hope provides financial support for a range of costs regardless of the illness or diagnosis. Regardless of the specific illness, our goal is to be a source of hope and support so families can focus  on their child and not on lost income or additional expenses.

How do I apply for assistance?

Complete an application with our secure online form or do so by printing and faxing an application to (775) 624-6154. Our family navigator will follow-up with you via phone or email; a doctor’s diagnosis, in writing, is required prior to the review of the application.

Does Give Hope pay the family directly?

Give Hope will ask for a copy of the bill or invoice that is agreed will be paid and we submit financial assistance directly to the payee (i.e. mortgage company, doctor’s office, etc.). In some cases, Give Hope fill provide reimbursement for an expense; all reimbursement requests will require the original receipt in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Can anyone apply for assistance?

Give Hope provides financial support for a range of costs regardless of the illness or diagnosis. Regardless of the specific illness, our goal is to be a source of hope and support so families can focus on their child and not on lost income or additional expenses.  Applicants must be lawful citizens of the United States and must be receiving treatment for their illness in the United States. The child who has the medical condition must be 18 years of age or younger, or if older than 18 years of age, must be enrolled in a secondary education program or legally dependent.

Can we still obtain support from Give Hope if we have already received assistance from another organization?

Yes you may. Please apply online or give us a call.

If we have already received support from Give Hope, can we apply again?

Approved applications may qualify the applicant for financial assistance one time. After six months, additional request may be submitted to the Give Hope Foundation if further financial assistance is needed.

Helping Give Hope

How can I donate to Give Hope?

You can donate using a credit card or PayPal account via our secure donation form. You can also make a check payable to “N. NV Give Hope Foundation” and mail it to:  P.O. Box 20908, Reno, NV 89515-0908.

Are there still ways I can help Give Hope if I am unable to make a monetary contribution to Give Hope?

Yes! We hold at least two major fundraisers each year; a golf tournament and an auction gala/festival. We are always looking for volunteers to assist during the events (with things like registration, selling raffle tickets, seating guests, etc.). We also accept donations of goods or services to our silent auction and raffle drawings we hold at both events. If you don’t have a good or service you can provide, perhaps a friend or relative does! We would greatly appreciate any array of items.

What is Give Hope’s tax ID number?

Our Federal Tax ID number is:  #20-2472387. The Northern Nevada Give Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of your donation/contribution to Give Hope Foundation. Northern Nevada Give Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and our Federal Tax ID number is:  #20-2472387

General Questions

Does Give Hope have any paid staff?

No. The Give Hope Foundation is a 100% volunteer, locally-based organization. Your support goes directly to local children and their families.

How can I receive up-to-date information on Give Hope events?

Please “like” our page on Facebook for the latest announcements and ticket information.  If you would like to join our emailing list, please complete the form on our homepage.

How can my company get involved with Give Hope?

We provide sponsorship opportunities for our annual Golf Classic and our annual Auction Gala. You may choose to purchase a table at the auction gala or sign-up a foursome for golf. We also have sponsorships available that provide added exposure on our website, in printed programs and more. Please contact us and we can customize a sponsorship for you. We also accept all monetary donations and auction item donations which may be tax deductible for your company. Please consult your tax advisor.

Does Give Hope only provide family financial assistance?

Give Hope dedicates 90 percent of the fundraising proceeds to local Nevada families and 10 percent to Children’s Hospital Oakland, where the majority of our local children receive ongoing treatment.