Ozmens' SNC Contributes $400K to National and Local Nonprofits to Assist During COVID-19 Pandemic

SPARKS, Nev., December 29, 2020 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, is ending the year by donating $400,000 to more than a dozen nonprofits selected by the employees themselves. The funds normally earmarked for year-end events and meetings are instead going toward meeting critical needs within the communities where SNC’s employees live and work.

“Paying it forward has been among our core values since the very beginning,” said Eren Ozmen, chairwoman, president and owner of SNC. “Many communities are struggling during these challenging times. We are proud that our employees are so eager to support the nonprofits in their communities as they step up to meet the needs around them.”

SNC employees selected the following nonprofit organizations for their contributions:

Denver, Colorado: Home to SNC’s ISR, Aviation & Security, and Space Systems business areas.

  • Freedom Service Dogs

Reno, Nevada: Home to SNC’s headquarters, and Electronic & Information Systems business area.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
  • Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum
  • University of Nevada, Reno Foundation


  • Susan G. Komen
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • United Heroes League
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • EOD Warrior Foundation
  • Night Stalker Association
  • AOC Educational Foundation
  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Project C.U.R.E.
  • American Red Cross
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Wounded Warrior Project
  • United Service Organization
  • Military Child Education Coalition

Additional COVID Relief Efforts
SNC began deploying resources during the pandemic earlier this year with the SNC COVID Recovery Campaign, which assists global relief efforts and supports military and SNC personnel facing hardship because of the pandemic. Each donation made to the Recovery Campaign continues to be matched dollar-for-dollar by SNC owners Eren & Fatih Ozmen, up to $250K.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars.