Tahoe Truckee Emergency Response Fund will support our region’s nonprofit organizations as they respond to the spread of COVID-19
The Tahoe Truckee Emergency Respond Fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations that are working within our community and are impacted by COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
In coordination with public authorities and healthcare experts leading the response to this health crisis, along with community organizations and funding partners, TTCF is responding to local needs. One hundred percent (minus credit card processing fees) of contributions to this fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations swiftly as needs arise.
TTCF has intentionally established this fund with flexibility in mind to ensure that these resources may support our community as conditions, circumstances, and needs change throughout this crisis.
TTCF will not take administrative fees on this fund (although credit card processing fees will apply). Gifts of all sizes- big and small- make a huge difference! Please, donate now.
Why is local philanthropy so important right now?
COVID-19 is a global crisis. This is very different than an emergency like a catastrophic wildfire or natural disaster. At those times, people from near and far send help in the form of money and donations. Right now, communities everywhere are affected. That means that we have to come together with our neighbors, friends, and people who really love this community to help Tahoe-Truckee however we can.
This is not business as usual. Seven resorts, businesses, and restaurants are shutting down. We have one hospital and half a dozen critical needs service organizations to serve over 30,000 people. We’re about to feel the toll on our small rural system. Please help us ease the burden on our hospitals and nonprofits by responding quickly. No gift is too small. We need everybody.
We are in close contact with our nonprofits and asking them how we can help with volunteers and other needs they have. Many of them are having to change their operations and determining how they can best utilize volunteer support at this time.
Please check back often- we anticipate nonprofits will be uploading opportunities!