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Lahontan Community Foundation Grants $112,500 to Local Nonprofits

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Published on April 8, 2015


Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF), a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation affiliate fund, received an unprecedented 51 grant applications this year! With the requests (totaling $455,234) far outweighing available funds available. 43% of the applicants were funded with a total of $112,500 granted.  Thank you, Lahontan Community Foundation for your generous commitment to Tahoe-Truckee!

2015 LCF Grant Recipients

Adventure Risk Challenge’s (ARC) Positive Youth Development Project engages high-risk youth in prevention, early intervention and supportive services, through counseling, wilderness learning and mentoring.

Aim High’s five week free academic and social support summer program serves 140 low-income Tahoe-Truckee middle school students.

Arts For the Schools for housing and transportation of seven renowned artists with for their Performing Arts program.  Each artist will perform and provide dance classes and workshops.

Biking for a Better World to expand the terrain in the Truckee Bike Park.  Free to the public, the Bike Park brings the community together and empowers children and adults.

The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe to transport children from the new Truckee program to the Club for their summer program including weekly adventures in the region.

The Family Resource Center of Truckee’s Tahoe-Truckee Mediation and Legal Assistance to continue providing bilingual clinic-based legal consultations, mediation and negotiation services.

Gateway Mountain Center for Whole Hearts, Minds and Bodies-a therapeutic youth mentoring program for adolescents suffering from symptoms of mental illness, emotional disturbance and substance abuse.

Girls on the Run-Sierras for their positive youth development program. Trained volunteer coaches instill self-esteem in girls through health education, life skills development, mentoring, and physical training.

The High Fives Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. (Being Aware & Safe In Critical Situations) program to promote safety and awareness through educational documentaries.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe towards the purchase of disease tests, vaccinations, medications and microchips for all of the animals received from Truckee Animal Services this year.

Kidzone Museum for “Once Upon A Time,” an interactive fairy tale exhibit focused on literacy development of children under six, as well as social, cognitive and motor skill development of all children.

North Tahoe Family Resource Center to support its Community Promotora expansion project. It will assist established community leaders to move their ideas into action in the community through mentoring, education and workshops.

Pet Network Humane Society’s Enrichment Program for Dogs to provide toys, behavioral and training sessions, and offsite testing by volunteers to anticipate and modify potential behavioral risks.

Project MANA’s Food and Companionship Exchange (FACE) program to pack and deliver groceries for home-bound clients, provide companionship and assist with the necessities of daily living.

Sierra Senior Services to cover the cost of an anticipated increase of  4,000 meals.

Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue to continue conducting fast, safe rescues and educating the public on winter safety.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway to complete a particularly complex four mile segment in the California Truckee River canyon.

Trout Unlimited towards the construction of the largest wild trout habitat restoration project to-date on the Little Truckee River below Stampede Dam.

The Truckee Baseball Foundation for a portable batting cage for the Truckee High School Baseball field.

Truckee Day, an annual day of cleaning street debris, to buy volunteer t-shirts, advertisement posters, banners and food and supplies for the celebratory block party.

Truckee Donner Railroad Society to purchase, install, and operate railroad crossing safety equipment for children’s railroad safety education at the new ride-on train located in Regional Park.

The Truckee River Watershed Council for core operating support and completion of local restoration projects in this its 20th year of operations.