Grantee Spotlight: Headwaters Science Institute receives accolades

Headwaters Science Institute has been steadily knocking off achievements locally and nationwide. This nonprofit is truly connected to its mission, and doing everything it can to reach and inform more young world citizens.

July 25, 2019 in Give Back Tahoe, Grantees by

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You nearly doubled our scholarship funds! See the happy student recipients.

For the second year in a row, our community blew us away with their donations to scholarships. Since 2016, we have quadrupled our scholarship funds and helped more and more young people achieve higher education!

June 27, 2019 in Non Profit by

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New Podcast: The story of Kings Beach and its Community Changemakers

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation CEO, Stacy Caldwell, sat down for a truly fantastic conversation with three people at the center of the revitalization of Kings Beach. In this podcast we hear how one tiny Lake Tahoe community pulled together to find an authentic identity based on shared values.

March 21, 2018 in Non Profit by

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TTUSD School Year Launches with Strong Mental Health Supports

The Tahoe Truckee Youth Health Initiative address challenges facing rural youth by offering innovative, research-based programs through the school system. This school year, with the helped of like-minded funders, the Initiative launched more programs than ever before.

September 28, 2017 in Community Collaborative, Non Profit by

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Link Crew peer mentor program comes to local high schools

Link Crew connects incoming high school ninth graders with trained juniors and seniors to support the sometimes difficult transition to high school. Link Crew is part of a community approach to supporting our youth through wellness programming that cultivates connection, resiliency, and healthy relationships.

August 24, 2017 in Community Collaborative by

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Supporting our Youth, Together – $264,250 in Scholarships

Anything can be reduced to data (27 first generation college students) or numbers ($114,000 TTCF facilitated scholarships), but the stories of our young people will stay with you forever. Here’s a glimpse of how your donations make a difference.

June 22, 2017 in Non Profit by

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TTCF’s new consolidated grants process and common application: $370,000 available to grant

TTCF simplifies and streamlines our grant cycles to one annual consolidated grant cycle with $370,000 on the table for local nonprofits in 2016. The common application will be open from August 1 – August 31st, and we ask nonprofits to sign up for a July information session.

July 21, 2016 in Give Back Tahoe, Non Profit, Queen of Hearts Fund by

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Tahoe – Truckee Receives 2015 Pacesetter Honors from the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading

“If we’re going to close the achievement gap, we need mobilized communities – like these Pacesetters – working with schools, city agencies, nonprofits, civic leaders and parents to focus on third-grade reading,” Dr. Ralph Smith Senior, Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

May 9, 2016 in Non Profit by

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S.H. Cowell Foundation: A Partner in Impact

The longstanding relationship that has been forged between the S.H. Cowell Foundation, TTCF and our regional nonprofits is one that could never be taken for granted. We wanted to share the story of how the people and intention behind an institution’s grantmaking force can truly transform the relationship between funders and grant recipients. Here, we honor Lise Misano, a long time ally and inspiration to our community.

May 9, 2016 in Give Back Tahoe, Non Profit by

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Girls Giving Back Presents $2500 Grant to Truckee High School Marching Band

Empowering youth to shape the future of their region and their home is an incredible gift. Girls Giving Back, a youth philanthropy project of TTCF, has just completed its 2nd annual grant cycle. What we’re seeing is more than an exchange of money, we are seeing the future leaders of our region grow into confident young people.

March 14, 2016 in Non Profit, Queen of Hearts Fund by

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