The Nevada Press Foundation was established in 2000 with major contributions from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and member newspapers of the Nevada Press Association.
The primary purpose was the purchase and rehabilitation of the historic Rinckel Mansion at 102 N. Curry St. in Carson City for use as offices of the Nevada Press Association, site of the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame and working space for the capital press corps, including the Associated Press and Las Vegas Review-Journal. It serves that function today as the Reynolds Press Center.
In addition to preservation of the Rinckel Mansion, the Foundation has two primary missions — educating journalists and improving the quality of journalism in Nevada. It is the sponsor of the annual Nevada Better Newspaper Contest, which draws some 1,500 entries each year from newspapers, magazines and websites around the state, and remains the premier awards program for journalism in Nevada.
The foundation also hosts seminars and training programs for reporters, editors, photographers, salespeople and other professionals of the news industry.