Lahontan Community Foundation Fund Awards 25 Grants


The Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF) recently awarded 25 local non-profits grants totaling $247,319. Over the course of two decades, the LCF has granted more than $2.8 million to Truckee-North Lake Tahoe nonprofits and organizations. The Lahontan community comes together for two major fundraisers each year to raise funds and show support for the local community.


The largest awards went to non-profits providing health and human services ($120,295), followed closely by education and youth development ($73,100), arts, culture and civic life ($30,924) and environment, recreation and animal welfare ($23,000.) These grants will help to ensure that seniors have food security, kids are mentored and tutored, mental health services continue, trails are maintained, veterinary services are provided, the disabled have medical services and activities, and children have access to music and the outdoors.


“The Lahontan community recognizes the need for assistance is growing in our town,” said Janet Lowell, LCF president. “Our goal each year is to help those groups providing much-needed services whether it’s providing food security and hunger relief to residents and seniors, funding for the Boys & Girls Club, underwriting divers to clean Donner Lake, sending middle-schoolers on outdoor education field trips or ensuring Gateway Mountain Center staff receive training for care for their clients.”


The full list of 2024 awardees:

Boys & Girls Club North Lake Tahoe

Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe

Sierra Community House

Sierra Senior Services

Achieve Tahoe

Adventure Risk Challenge

Aim High for High School

Clean Up the Lake

Gateway Mountain Center

High Fives Foundation

KidZone Museum

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Pet Network Humane Society

Positively Rolling

Read With Me

Safe Talk for Teens

Sagehen Outdoor Education Program

Send It Foundation

SOS Outreach

Tahoe Food Hub

Tahoe Truckee School of Music

Tahoe’s Connection for Families

Truckee Community Cares

Truckee Excellence in Music Parents Organization


The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is held at The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For information about the LCF, please contact LCF president Janet Lowell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..