Lahontan Community Foundation Fund Grants

Our Family of Funds – Lahontan Community Foundation Fund 2019 Grant Recipients!

This year, the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund granted a total of $169,652.30 to 28 organizations serving the Truckee/North Tahoe region making this the largest grant cycle to date!

The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals passionate about giving back to their community. Each year, this group puts the “fun” in fundraising with their Lahontan community events, raising money to support their local non-profit organizations.

Always conscious of the needs in the Truckee and North Tahoe region, the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund invests, year after year, in organizations making a positive impact in the community.

Please see the entire list of the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund 2019 grant recipients below. If you would like to support the efforts of the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund, please contact Megan Weiss at or 775.298.0188 for donation information.

Lahontan Community Foundation Fund – 2019 Grant Recipients

Adventure Risk Challenge - $5,000.00
Support for the Community Leadership Program for youth in Truckee and North Tahoe High Schools. Students will participate in an intensive academic and leadership progression, including multiple weekend visits to California National and State Parks and a 34-day summer course. Graduates of the Community Leadership Program and the summer course will receive a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.

Assistance League of Greater Placer - $1,735.00
Support for the partnership with the North Tahoe Family Resource Center to provide backpacks and student supply kits for socioeconomically disadvantaged school children at Kings Beach Elementary, Tahoe Lake Elementary, North Tahoe Middle and North Tahoe High schools.

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe - $13,500.00
Support for summer transportation services and the Dream Makers program at the BGCNLT Alder Creek Middle School program.

California CareForce - $7,500.00
Support for a free, two-day clinic for the underserved and uninsured populations of Truckee providing dental, vision, medical and health education services.

Family Resource Center of Truckee - $10,000.00
Support for the Family Room, serving families with children aged 0-4 through a bilingual program, supporting parents and children in the development of early literacy and school readiness.

Gateway Mountain Center - $13,000.00
Support for the After-School Wellness Center, providing a safe and comfortable space for youth to have the opportunities and support to thrive.

Girls on the Run-Sierras - $2,500.00
Support in sponsoring 20 girls, ages 8-13, in attending GOTR-S programming in the Tahoe-Truckee area in spring 2020.

High Fives Foundation - $5,000.00
Support for the Reframe Recovery Project, providing adaptive athletes with a ten-week customized training program focusing on pain reduction, functional strength development, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, mobility, and building a community of support.

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe - $10,000.00
Support for disease testing, medically treating, vaccinating and safely sterilizing pets; increasing the number of low-and-no-cost spay/neuter surgeries provided to qualified pet owners in the region; and support for continuing outreach and services to underserved pet populations in surrounding areas.

KidZone Museum - $6,000.00
Support for the Imaginary Play exhibit, Sierra Settlers, at the KidZone Museum.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival - $5,000.00
Support for the InterACT program, a fun and highly interactive, in-school humanities based workshop series that runs throughout the school year.

Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) - $5,000.00
Support for the Trout Creek Pocket Park Environmental Education Program, introducing all Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District second and third graders to land use concepts as part of an environmental education curriculum.

North Tahoe Family Resource Center - $12,500.00
Support for the Mom's Café program, the Peer Counseling program, nutrition and obesity prevention activities and the Dental Clinic.

North Tahoe High School Drama Club - $3,000.00
Support for the reintroduction of the drama program, allowing students to learn how to stage a musical production, create sets, and produce sound and lighting for productions.

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation - $5,000.00
Support for the Family Assistance Fund, helping families in the North Lake Tahoe region with items such as travel expenses related to treatment, medical expenses, household expenses, and educational expenses.

Safe Talk for Teens - $2,500.00
Support for youth advising services in the North Tahoe region, with the goal of redirecting youth in the community with an early intervention and prevention program before they engage in serious and risky behaviors.

Sierra Nevada Journeys - $2,229.00
Support for Alder Creek Middle School students to receive 30 scholarship nights of Overnight Outdoor Learning at the Grizzly Creek Ranch, where students will learn about watershed exploration, forest ecology, geology, pond ecology and astronomy.

Sierra Senior Services - $23,750.00
Support for fresh food and shelf-stable food for senior programs, and polo shirts for more than 150 volunteers.

Sierra Teen Education and Parenting Program (STEPP)/TTUSD - $3,500.00
Support for new equipment for STEPP’s dramatic play area and its science and sensory area.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe - $1,438.30
Support to build two additional covered beds in the Truckee Demonstration Garden to increase production.

SOS Outreach - $8,500.00
Support for SOS Outreach to serve 200 underserved Northern Nevada and Tahoe-Truckee Youth through its progressive outdoor-based leadership curriculum fostering positive development of youth through exposure to outdoor activity, positive adult mentorship, and community connection.

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) - $1,000.00
Support for the Nature Camp Scholarship Fund for families who cannot afford the cost of attending camp. TINS' Nature Camps aim to awaken students' curiosity of the natural world and promote responsible environmental stewardship by helping children develop the tools they will need to make informed decisions relevant to the Tahoe region's natural resource issues.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association - $2,000.00
Support for two trail reconstruction projects in the North Shore of Lake Tahoe that will upgrade and restore 0.75 miles of severely eroded Tahoe Rim Trail.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance - $5,000.00
Support for combining forces with North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Family Resource Center of Truckee and Project MANA to better serve community members across the Truckee/North Tahoe region.

Tahoe-Pyramid Trail - $5,000.00
Support to complete the last one-half mile of the trail following the Truckee River from its source at Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake.

Truckee Community Christmas, Inc. - $3,000.00
Support for the 2019 program collaborating with businesses, organizations and agencies to identify families in need, and coordinate drives and distribution of donated food, toys and coats for the holiday season.

Truckee Day - $2,000.00
Support for the annual community street clean-up and civic-pride day. Truckee volunteers go out into their neighborhoods to pick up roadside trash, followed by a town-wide block party where non-profits and public agencies take part in a Community Expo.

Truckee River Watershed Council - $5,000.00
Support for the "Make the Truckee River Resilient and Keep It Wild," restoring resiliency to 11+ miles of the main stem of the Truckee River: to retain its wild nature, to increase adaptation and resiliency in the changing climate, and to enhance its function as a buffer during drought and flood cycles.

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Need Help?

For more information on our programs, please contact:
Megan Weiss
Director of Programs & Services