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PRESS RELEASE: TTCF distributed $747,500 to 60 Local Nonprofits during COVID-19

Published on July 14, 2020

TTCF distributed $747,500 to 60 Local Nonprofits during COVID-19

3rd Round of $272,500 in Emergency Response Funding distributed this week

TRUCKEE, Calif.—Within a week of COVID-19 state closures, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation established the Emergency Response Fund. It was a timely response to an urgent community need, as local demand for food assistance, mental health support, and housing relief soared. The latest round of funding totals $272,500 to 51 nonprofits, distributed through the criteria outlined in TTCF’s Nonprofit Response Framework. Now with 3 rounds of funding distributed, $747,500 to 60 local nonprofits, TTCF is proud to see these funds at work at the significant need in our community.

“Tahoe Truckee nonprofits have been struggling for months, as their work and funding were derailed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But they were the first to say, give the initial funds to front-line needs,” said Phyllis McConn of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. “That’s exactly what we did–TTCF distributed Round 1 & 2 to our front-line nonprofits and now we have turned to the needs of our tried and true local nonprofits. We applaud their collaboration and resilience during this difficult time–they are a testament to the strength of our community.”

The overwhelming support of the Emergency Response Fund is a celebration of the crucial role local nonprofits play in our community. Losing a single nonprofit means the loss of decades of resources and leadership, a piece of our social fabric that is unraveled. TTCF recognizes these dollars won’t solve the crisis happening in our nonprofit sector, but it can give these hardworking organizations the push they need to survive. The missions of these local nonprofits serve our youth, protect our environment, and bring our community together through the arts. The recipients of round 3 may not be on the front-lines of this crisis, but they will be instrumental to our recovery. TTCF recognizes that continued focus and dedication will be needed overtime to keep Tahoe Truckee’s nonprofit sector afloat. If you would like to support one of our amazing nonprofits, please give to, or support the TTCF Emergency Response Fund.


TTCF Emergency Response Fund – Round 3 Distributions – $272,500

Achieve Tahoe

Adventure Risk Challenge

Aim High

Arts For the Schools

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra

Biking for a Better World/Truckee Bike Park

Choices Person Centered Services

Conservation Science Partners, Inc.

CATT Community Project

Emergency Warming Center

Friends of the Truckee Library

Girls on the Run

Headwaters Science Institute

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

KidZone Museum

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective

League to Save Lake Tahoe

Mountain Area Preservation

Nature Conservancy, Nevada Chapter

Nevada County Arts Council

North Tahoe Arts

On The Verge

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

Positively Rolling

Sierra Nevada Alliance

Sierra State Parks Foundation

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships

Slow Food Lake Tahoe

SOS Outreach

Community of Writers

SNOW Sports Museum 

Sugar Pine Foundation

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association

Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

Tahoe Public Art

Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Tahoe School of Music

Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

Trails and Vistas

Trout Unlimited, Inc.

Truckee Arts Alliance

Truckee Community Theater

Truckee Donner Land Trust

Truckee Donner Railroad Society

Truckee River Watershed Council

Truckee Roundhouse

Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus

Truckee Trails Foundation

UC Davis, Tahoe Environmental Research Center


TTCF Emergency Response Fund – Round 1 & 2 Distributions – $475,000

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Gateway Mountain Center

Granite Wellness

Sierra Business Council’s Resilience Fund

Sierra Community House

Sierra Senior Services

Tahoe Food Hub

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

TTUSD Wellness Center