In the 2017 consolidated grant cycle, we awarded 41 nonprofits more than more than $300,000 in TTCF-facilitated grants. This includes funding from Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, and a generous match from Martis Fund that once again supported our Nature Grant funding.
30 nonprofits received nearly $200,000 in mission-driven, unrestricted funding. This is the most difficult funding to secure and TTCF is proud to be able to offer these uncommon grants on behalf of our generous donor base. Another three nonprofits received capacity-building grants, while over $100,000 went to programs and projects that serve the North Tahoe – Truckee region.
Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund will host its annual GEMS (Grant Educate Motivate Serve) Event on December 5th. Nonprofit grant finalists chosen through the consolidated grant cycle will present their proposal to Queen of Hearts supporters who will then vote online for their favorite nonprofits across four categories.
TTCF has served our community for nearly twenty years. In that time, we have provided over $23 million in grants and scholarships to the North Tahoe – Truckee region. In 2016, after an in-depth assessment and development process, TTCF consolidated all of our previous grant cycles into a streamlined process. Now, nonprofits apply to all available TTCF-facilitated grants through a single common application. Nonprofits are encouraged to share the true scope of their needs so that TTCF can develop over-arching capacity-building approaches to serve our sector, for example the Board Training Series.