This year’s Open Competitive Grant Cycle, headed by TTCF Grants Coordinator Phylis McConn, interviewed 41 applicants over the course of 5 days. The Grant Committee consisted of ten rotating volunteers. Each volunteer has their own reasons for serving our region that just may inspire you, they include: the opportunity to understanding more about what is happening in our region; learning about nonprofit missions and impact; and having a voice that can influence the shape of our community.
Volunteering one’s time to a grant committee is not all tasty snacks, bottomless coffee, and stirring stories (although it is all of that), it is a responsibility that requires due diligence. On their own time, committee members read proposals, study spreadsheets, and conduct interviews. Applicants are narrowed down through a multi-layered process where everyone’s voice is heard. That is, of course, unless a committee member is strongly affiliated with an organization, we call that a Conflict of Interest. Finally, a committee representative formerly recommends to the TTCF Board of Directors the selected projects with a fair and effective dispersal of funds available.
During this month of gratitude, we want to take a moment to thank all of the North Tahoe-Truckee citizens who have generously volunteered their time over the last 16 years to creating a lasting, thriving community.
Feeling inspired? Join our Give Back Tahoe: The Holiday Giving Guide where you, too, can help determine the direction of our community endeavors.