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Grants Awarded Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund

In 2006, the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund was launched under the auspices of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, with 1,000 women donating $1,000 to the endowment fund in the first year.  Since that time, the fund boasts over 1,300 members, and currently has a balance of more than $1.4 million.  Forty six grants for a total of $508,518 have been awarded to local non-profit organizations. Learn more about our areas of impact.

Our Grantees:

2018- $60,000 granted

CATT Community Project – Building an Interactive and Sensory Community Park for All Ages

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective – Shining a Brighter Light on a Cultural Gem

Aim High For High School – Quality Summer Learning and Seamless Transition to High School and College for Low Income Youth

Positively Rolling – Helping Adolescent Boys Find Their Voices, Express Themselves, and Build Resiliency

Sierra State Parks Foundation – Creating Visionary Spaces Honoring the Legacy of the Pioneer Spirit

Tahoe City Public Utility District – Creating Indoor Recreation Spaces for Children in North Lake Tahoe

Emergency Warming Center – Strengthening Support for Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors this Winter

Sierra Senior Services – Transportation Improvement Project to Better Serve Our Seniors

2017-$60,000 Granted

Arts For The Schools – Equitable Access to a Richer, More Comprehensive Education

Biking For A Better World – Shaping Lives, Minds, and Tourism through Shaping Turns

Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe – Enriching After School Experiences for More Youth in 2018

TTUSD/SWEP – Developing Local and National Environmental Stewards

Tahoe Fund – for the Sake of Clean Water an Happy Native Species

Truckee Donner Land Trust – With Success Comes Responsibility – Stewarding our Land Acquisitions

Tahoe SAFE Alliance – Creating a Safe Space to Provide Critical Services

Family Resource Center of Truckee – Mediation and Legal Services for Local Families

2016- $60,000 granted

Slow Food Lake Tahoe – Growing Greens, Beans, & Community Engagement through the Demonstration Garden

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway – Gearing Up for Canyon Completion: Constructing the Hirschdale to Iceland Trail Segment

Gateway Mountain Center – Helping our Kids through Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment

Aim High for High School – Nurturing the Promise & Potential of Underserved Middle Schoolers

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, Inc. – Fostering Creation of Artistic Performances through Guest Artist Residency Pilot Program

Sierra State Parks Foundation – Ensuring our Tahoe/Truckee California State Park Visitors have a Memorable & Educational Experience

Family Resource Center of Truckee – Mediation & Legal Services for Local Families

TTUSD Sierra Teen Education and Parenting Program – Supporting Teen Parents & their Children

2015- $50,000 granted
Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) – New Uniforms for A Brighter Image
North Tahoe Family Resource Center -Financial Education and Coaching Program
Positively Rolling Project – Mentoring and Art Program for Boys
Sierra Business Council – Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program
Choices Transitional Services – Advocacy through Art for People with Special Needs
Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, Inc. – Cultivating a Thriving Dance Company
TEMPO – Replacing Truckee High School Band Uniforms
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association – Ensuring Successful Youth Ski Programs

2014 – $50,000 granted
Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe – Truckee After-School Site
Gateway Mountain Center – Whole Hearts, Minds, and Bodies
Mountain Area Preservation – Trout Creek Pocket Park
Tahoe Pyramind Bikeway – Hirschdale to Floriston
Learning Bridge of the Sierra – Bridge the Gap Loan Program
North Tahoe Family Resource Center – Teen Latino Leadership Program
Tahoe Youth Ballet – Infrastructure for the Arts
Truckee Bike Park – Little Big Project

2013 – $44,000 granted
Truckee Public Art Commission – Artistic Community Bike Racks
Big Brothers Big Sisters – One on One Mentoring for Success
Disabled Sports USA Far West – Recreational Scholarships for Local Low Income Disabled Youth
Nevada County Public Health Dept. – Preserving our only Public Health Clinic
Squaw Valley Institute – Thought Provoking Lecture Series & Kids Program
TTUSD – Alternatives to School Suspension & Expulsion
Sierra Senior Services – Making Meals on Wheels Environmentally Friendly
North Tahoe Family Resource Center – Safety-net of Resources and Supports for North Tahoe Families and Children

2012 – $40,000 granted
TTUSD – Tahoe Truckee Reads
Project MANA
Squaw Valley Institute – Speaker’s Series
Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway – Fleish Bridge Completion

2011 – $40,000 granted
Arts for the Schools – Performing and Cultural Arts Program for Youth
Humane Society for Truckee-Tahoe – New Community Animal Shelter
Tahoe SAFE Alliance – Children’s Program
TTUSD – Special Friends Program

2010 – $25,000 granted
Girls on the Run – Mentoring for Success
Truckee Family Resource Center – Community Legal Program

2009 – $40,000 granted
Girls on the Run – Expansion of Scholarship Program and Coach Retention
InnerRhythms – InnerACTIONS:  A Message of Prevention
Project MANA – Community Support Team
Alder Creek Middle School (TTUSD) – Odyssey of the Mind

2008 – $60,000 granted
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe – Community Spay/Neuter Program
Arts for the Schools – Artist in Residence Program
Sierra Nevada Journeys – Wondrous Women of Science
Tahoe Women’s Services – Part-Time Prevention Educator

2007 – $50,000 granted
Adventure Risk Challenge
Donner Land Trust – Waddle Ranch Management

2006 – $25,000 granted
Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation – Nutrition Coalition
Tahoe Forest Hospice – Hospice Vehicle