The Ripple Effect: A Scholarship Success Story

Yulisa Mendez found inspiration and motivation in a moment when others may have only seen adversity. After receiving numerous community scholarships and almost finished with her Bachelors Degree, she is determined to pay her good fortuned forward.

April 25, 2019 in Scholarships by

No comments yet

Leaving a Legacy: “Let’s Bet On Youth” Golf Tournament Opens 2019 Season on May 16th

The EJ Tegner “Let’s Bet on Youth” Foundation’s mission is to bring golf to all kids regardless of their socioeconomic background or parents’ interest. This is the power of a memorial fund to honor the legacy of a beloved friend and husband by giving back to his community.

April 25, 2019 in Donors Stories & Info by

No comments yet

Women and Girls in Local Philanthropy

According to a recent study at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, women are at the forefront of philanthropic engagement and impact. TTCF recently sat down with representatives of our very own Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund to discuss what this means locally. The fund then awarded its annual $60,000 grant cycle.

December 27, 2018 in Donors Stories & Info, Grantmaking by

No comments yet

$566,510 Awarded to 109 Local High School Graduates!

109 local graduates have received scholarships thanks to the generosity of donors and funders in North Tahoe-Truckee, CA. Together, we more than DOUBLED the dollars we awarded!

May 30, 2018 in Scholarships by

No comments yet

Queen of Hearts grants the gift of music to local students

A hands-on arts program for a young person can be transforming and empowering. All kids, no matter the circumstances, should have equal access and exposure to the arts. Here is how the Queen of Hearts Fund voted to support this cause.

March 30, 2018 in Grantmaking by

No comments yet

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 Donors Stories & Info by

No comments yet

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, News & Research by

No comments yet

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 Impact Initiatives by

No comments yet

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 Scholarships by

No comments yet

Girls Giving Back Awards Third Annual Grant Cycle!

Girls Giving Back, a youth philanthropy project, has just awarded its third annual grant. The young women organized fundraising events and facilitated a grant cycle in order to award one lucky nonprofit a $2500 grant.

April 6, 2017 in Grantmaking by

No comments yet