Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund awards $60,000 to eight local organizations

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The Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, a women’s philanthropy program of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, is wrapping up its Ten Year Anniversary Campaign by awarding its largest annual grant cycle to date! On December 1st, members and guests gathered to attend the annual GEMS (Grant Educate Motivate Serve) Grants Showcase. At the event, eight grants finalists presented their four-minute grant proposals at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. Voting began the next day, and members who were unable to attend the event accessed the recorded presentations online.

After two weeks of voting, $60,000 in grants have been awarded to the below organizations. This is the first year that the Queen of Hearts has awarded the second place finalists with $5,000, and we congratulate them as they continue to grow their endowment and their grantmaking.

This year’s recipients of a $10,000 grant are:

Slow Food Lake Tahoe – Growing Greens, Beans, and 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 and Potential of Underserved Middle Schoolers

This year’s recipients of a $5,000 grant are:

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 and Educational Experience

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

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