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Our Families Need Stability

Healthy families mean a healthy community

Our families and residents make up the fabric of our community. When our neighbors are safe, fed, and healthy, all of Tahoe Truckee is better. As a community foundation, it’s our job to make sure everyoneespecially those most vulnerablecan live a life of quality.

For more than 20 years, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee has been meeting regularly to analyze data, share resources and drive collective action to support our community members. Since 2017, we have helped the Katz-Amsterdam Foundation invest more than $400,000 in health and critical services for families and residents.

Working together, we create long lasting change

TTCF and CCTT strategically address our community’s health, education, and safety. Now, more people are fed, sheltered, and connected with the help they need than ever before. We partner with:

  • Social service organizations and networks
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Tahoe Forest Health System
  • Local service providers

Our families need stability

Life is complex. Life's challenges happen in a system

Big snowstorms, isolation, long work hours, and a lack of reliable transportation make it difficult to reach needed services. Too often, rural residents go without what they need.

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More than half of our adults are depressed

57% of adults experienced depressive symptoms in the last 30 days. 34% of 11th graders experience chronic sadness/hopelessness.

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In some neighborhoods, one-third of residents live below the poverty line

The cost of living here is high. As hard as people work, many local jobs have low wages and are seasonal. It's difficult to keep up. This means some families risk being left behind.

Community Solutions


We listen to our community members when they speak. We develop research and data. And then we respond in partnership. With our partners, we leverage the resources and knowledge of the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee.

Easier access to more services

TTCF led the charge to build Community House so Kings Beach families can receive the critical services they need in one place.

In 2019, we helped four of those critical service nonprofits consolidate into one. Now, all residents can access complete services at four easy-to-reach locations of Sierra Community House.

Learn more about Community House

Partnering across sectors to address mental health

From 2011-2020, TTCF helped administer $800,000 in Placer County Mental Health Services Act funding.

We’ve partnered with the Katz-Amsterdam Foundation to channel $460,500 to mental health services in Tahoe-Truckee.

CCTT’s Suicide Prevention Coalition funding provided mental health screenings to 154 high school students in a single year.

Planning for our children's future

All children should have what they need to become strong, resilient adults. From early childhood development to their first steps into adulthood, TTCF and CCTT partner to give kids the tools they need.

In a year, nearly 300 families visit local Truckee and Kings Beach Family Rooms.

The Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund helped Excellence in Education bring Aim High to our region to help hundreds of kids each summer.

TTCF grant cycles fund after-school activities, mentorship programs, science training, and more.

Awarding more student scholarships

To break systemic cycles of poverty, all our kids deserve the same opportunities. By making higher education more available, we can even the playing field for our residents.

  • TTCF provides an online platform for students to apply to over 90 scholarships through one application
  • TTCF donors grew our scholarship funds by 400% between 2017 and 2019
  • 36 first-generation students received community scholarships in 2019
Read about our scholarships