– Mission –
To inspire generosity and pool charitable giving among Tahoe Donner neighbors in order to support deserving programs and youth in the greater Truckee community.
In 2014, the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors created Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, a non-profit program designed to make charitable contributions to benefit the greater Truckee/North Tahoe area. Participating in the Giving Fund is voluntary and contributions are tax deductible.
The Giving Fund is administered by a board-appointed committee, the Giving Fund Operations and Grants Committee, made up of Tahoe Donner members who execute fundraising plans, produce special events and recommend support in the following areas of interest:
- Arts and culture
- Education and youth development
- Environment, conservation, and animal welfare
- Health and human services
The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) provides legal, accounting, and investment services for the Giving Fund. In addition, TTCF coordinates the grant and scholarship application and selection processes.
Given the large size of the Tahoe Donner membership, it can be possible to make a substantial impact on local charities with even small annual gifts from individual members – if a significant percentage of homeowners choose to participate. The Giving Fund has the potential to be one of the largest charitable funds in the area, providing support to programs that need it the most.