2020 Grant Highlights
$45,250 IN GRANT AWARDS IN 2020. THANK YOU, DONORS!
As you read about the grants awarded last November, please think of the significant impact we can make together as we reach toward our ultimate goal of $100,000 in annual giving!
$5,000 – Aim High for High School. Supports a 25-day summer educational and enrichment program blending math, science and humanities coursework, social-emotional development, college & career awareness along with health & wellness issues, and environmental education for low-income middle school students.
$5,000 – Arts for the Schools. Provides performing arts (music, visual arts, and career training) classes and assemblies to bring cultural awareness through cultural performing arts. Meets key California career & arts content standards.
$2,500 – Boys and Girls Club of North Tahoe. Support for youth and their families plus the distribution of take-home meals and packets of supplies for STEM activities. Kings Beach and Truckee Elementary sites are open all day for students who do not have distance learning technology at home.
$5,000 – Emergency Warming Center. Provides our under-sheltered neighbors a safe, warm, dry place to stay on the most severe winter weather nights as well as a daytime navigation center to help create longer-term support systems as they move toward greater stability.
$5,000 – Give Back Tahoe. An annual campaign of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to support challenge grants and support services to local non-profits.
$4,000 – Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Support for the Pet Pantry (free pet food) program in recognition of the many health benefits of owning a pet, especially in these stressful times.
$5,000 – Sierra Senior Services.Support for the Meals on Wheels program. Sierra Senior Services now serves approximately 950 meals each week to those who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meal and/or any senior over age 60 who is sheltering in place. By providing this service to isolated seniors they receive nutrition, human interaction, and a wellness check.
$3,550 – Tahoe-Pyramid Trail. Support for the hardening of 300 feet of loose trail thread (gravel) near Farah in order that less-expert cyclists can ride this section of the trail safely. Because this work involves heavy equipment, it is not a job for volunteers. Note: the project has been completed.
$5,250 – Tahoe Food Hub. Funding to cover Giving Boxes of fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown food for community members facing food insecurity, especially those out of work because of Covid. To date, the Food Hub has provided 60-100 boxes to locals in this situation.
$5,000 – Tahoe Donner Land Trust. Subsidy for the new 26-acre downtown riverfront park (Truckee Springs). This project opens riverfront land heretofore landlocked as well as allowing for a vital link to the Legacy Trail. This site was once the location of C. F. McGlashon’s Ice Palace, an important part of Truckee’s history.