Developing Dreams

About the Contest

Are you currently looking to renovate/expand your existing space? Are you planning a new construction project? Developing Dreams is an exciting, first of its kind, nonprofit award program created by Sam Nicholson, President of Grand Canyon Development Partners. Developing Dreams is aimed at helping nonprofit organizations in our community build their “dream” projects, one brick at a time. We are awarding one local nonprofit with pro bono construction management services on a qualifying project through a nomination process.

A panel of judges will review each nomination before selecting a group of finalists, who will be invited to participate in a personal interview with Sam Nicholson and the panel. Of the finalists, a winner will be chosen.

Nomination Information

• Must be a 501(c)3 with a physical location.
• The organization must be in and serve the people of Southern Nevada
• Not valid where prohibited. Employees, officers or directors of Grand Canyon Development Partners are not eligible to compete.

• Project estimated duration should not exceed one calendar year.
• The project must be funded and/or Non-profit should have a solid plan for obtaining funding.

Nomination Steps:
1: Review contest rules [Download Here]
2: Complete entry form [Download Here]
3: Gather all renderings, mock-ups, plans, etc.
4: Submit entry form with supplemental documents in person or by mail to Mark Fierro at:
Grand Canyon Development Partners
6841 S Eastern Ave #103
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Testament from Our Past Award Winner

Sam Nicholson and Grand Canyon Development Partners were the answers to our prayers on multiple occasions for Noah’s Animal House.   Our facility in Las Vegas turns 10 this year and in dog years, that is more like 70.  Our facility was starting to show our age and Sam stepped in to help us understand and plan for the repairs and improvements that come with age.   In 2016, Noah’s signed an agreement to build a second location in Reno to serve the victims of domestic violence and their pets living in Northern NV.  Sam and his team stepped in and assumed the development role for our organization with a level of professionalism and experience that we could never have afforded.  In return, he selected a construction company that is delivering our project on time (early, actually) and on budget.  He makes himself available to us whenever needed, just as if we were a top paying client.   His team makes us feel like we are a priority and tails will be wagging at Noah’s Reno next month— because of Sam and Grand Canyon Development Partners.  
Staci Alonso
CEO & Founder