MGM Resorts Foundation Accepting Nonprofit Grant Proposals for the 2017 – 2018 Community Grant Fund Program

Beginning September 5, nonprofits to submit applications online at
Aug 30, 2017 5:00 PM ET

LAS VEGAS, August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Beginning September 5, The MGM Resorts Foundation will accept nonprofit grant applications through its online portal until October 13, 2017. Funding will be awarded to local nonprofit agencies that provide services focused on strengthening neighborhoods, strengthening children and providing strength in difficult times. 

As a result of the contributions made by MGM Resorts International employees, The MGM Resorts Foundation will award qualifying agencies in Southern Nevada, Michigan and Mississippi. 

Grant decisions will be made by the company’s Community Grant Councils, a voluntary committee that distributes donations not ear-marked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund with awards based on a competitive proposal process. Last year, the Council awarded 89 grants. 

“In 2016, MGM Resorts employees gave more than $4 million to support nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where we live and work,” said Shelley Gitomer, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement for MGM Resorts International. “Thanks to their generosity, thousands of children and families were provided with vital assistance including medical care, mental health counseling, food and shelter.”

Nonprofit agencies may visit to review eligibility criteria and begin the online grant application process. Nonprofits are required to provide support of a Community Grant Fund focus area and operations must be in existence for a minimum of 36 months to be considered.  

To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit

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About MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.

Media Contacts:
Sonya Padgett
MGM Resorts International