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Podcast: The Evolution of Grantmaking

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Published on February 28, 2019


Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) has granted over $26 million into the North Tahoe-Truckee region in partnership with our donors and collaborative funders since 1998. That means more people who are receiving the food, shelter, and assistance they need; more animals safer in both their furever homes and in the wild; protected open spaces, and access to recreation for more people. It means that more children receive opportunities to succeed whether what they need is mental health services, mentorship, exposure to performing arts, or simply a more equitable playing field. It means families that are thriving and programs that elevate the wellbeing of our elders. It means stronger nonprofits and nonprofit employees to serve our region.

While TTCF has always partnered with you, our community members and donors, to build a more caring, creative, and effective community, the way by which we do so has evolved to meet the changing needs of our region. TTCF recently sat down to record a podcast that looks over two decades of community changemaking through grant cycles, what we’re doing now, and how philanthropy is changing overall. It features: Phyllis McConn, who runs our grantmaking process, as well as Christin Hanna, the Executive Director of Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, and Heidi Volkhardt Allstead, who has sat in the seats of grantee, grant writer, and now collaborative funder with TTCF as the Director of Martis Fund. They explore what it’s like to be a small nonprofit in a rural community, how the attitude and approach of funders can make a huge difference in ways unseen, and what it means to respond to the needs of the organizations you serve.

Please enjoy and share with your networks. (53 minutes)