FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Deploys $260,000 of COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds
Local nonprofits providing hunger relief, mental health, and senior services receive funding
TRUCKEE, Calif.—Today, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is announcing the distribution of $260,000 from the TTCF Emergency Response Fund into the community. These initial funds will support key nonprofits in stabilizing their operations during this turbulent time and scaling their direct service programming to meet an exponentially growing need.
The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is concerned, like many in our community, to see the toll this crisis has had on our neighbors, businesses, and nonprofits. TTCF has worked closely in partnership with our frontline nonprofits and public agencies to determine where to best deploy these funds. This initial round of funding will support the local nonprofits that form a social safety net for the most vulnerable in our community.
TTCF is committed to raising more philanthropic dollars during this crisis. We ask all community members, who have the ability to give, to support the TTCF Emergency Response Fund. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. Let’s work together to support the needs of this amazing community.
TTCF Emergency Response Fund – Round 1 Distributions:
Sierra Community House – $135,000
Sierra Community House’s mission is “to connect and empower our community through family strengthening, crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services.” Sierra Community House was recently formed from a merger of four local, basic-need service providers and now is the core provider of front-line emergency services to our community during this crisis.
Funds will be used to hire a Hunger Relief Manager, to oversee the increased needs of our community. In addition, funds will be used towards the purchase of a refrigerator truck for increased food distribution and purchase of laptops to support virtual operations and ensure that crisis intervention and mental health programming can continue to serve the community.
Gateway Mountain Center – $35,000
Gateway Mountain Center’s mission is “to be the place where youth of all backgrounds learn, heal, and thrive.” Funds will ensure that critical counseling services continue for our at-risk youth and put the operational capacity in place to track and serve this growing need.
The TTUSD Wellness Program is “a collaborative project between the school district, Nevada and Placer Counties, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee partners and youth, designed to help high school students access a broad spectrum of mental health services.” Funds will provide critical therapeutic support and assist in the transition to distance learning for high need students during this crisis.
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe – $35,000
The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe’s mission is “to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” Funds will support teen club programming, distance learning, and food distribution capacity.
Sierra Senior Services – $25,000
Sierra Senior Services’ Mission is “to improve the quality of life for every senior in our community and to foster a more giving and charitable society.” Funds will support the transition and scaling of operations to meet a growing need.
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
P.O. Box 366
Truckee, CA 96161
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Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242