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High stress, high stakes: Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation estimates $7 million lost in fundraising for local nonprofits

by Justin Scacco
Published in Sierra Sun on January 17, 2021

The work this past year by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation took center stage during this week’s Good Morning Truckee session. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the foundation has overseen the distribution of roughly $5.6 million in funding during a record-breaking year, while also handing out more than 500,000 meals to those in need within the community.

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Law Review: Give your charitable dollars locally — now

by Jim Porter
Published in Sierra Sun on December 24, 2020

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

That advice from Sir Winston really hits the mark. We work hard to be successful. Our careers become our focus, but one thing I have learned is that in the end what really matters is relationships and family. What you do for others. And health.

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Businesses fight to endure COVID surge

by Rebecca O’Neil
Published in Sierra Sun on December 17, 2020

Today marks the start of the second of a three-week shelter-in-place order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. North Lake Tahoe businesses — particularly restaurants, retail shops and gyms — must endure the financial fallout of COVID-19’s second surge. Kristin York, vice president of business innovation at the Sierra Small Business Development Center for the Sierra Business Council, said her organization helps federal, state and local governments administer small business loans and grants.

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Tahoe nonprofit hopes to open performing arts center in coming years

by JVP Communications
Published in KOLO 8 on October 1, 2020

The nonprofit Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation has submitted an application to develop a 22-acre parcel of land near the entrance to Northstar California Resort as The Stages at Northstar, a world-class visual and performing arts center for the community. The Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation has already reached a sublease agreement with Vail Resorts for development and use of the property for up to 80 years. The North Tahoe-Truckee region is home to more than 15 educational institutions and 30 arts-based organizations that historically have not had access to a venue where the community and visitors can see the arts flourish.

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Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to distribute $225K in CARES Act funds

by Justin Scacco
Published in Sierra Sun on August 21, 2020

The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved $8 million in CARES Act relief funds to support local small businesses and nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of supervisors approached three local organizations — Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, and Sierra Business Council — to establish criteria to distribute funds into the communities throughout the region.

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Turning the Tassels

by Moonshine Ink Special
Published in Moonshine Ink on August 14, 2020

It wasn’t long into 2020 that life changed irreversibly. While some coped with working from home, being out of work altogether, or finding themselves having to homeschool their kids, another group was also forced to weather this uncertain time in new way: the high school senior class of 2020. But in Tahoe Truckee Unified School District it was, unexpectedly, a piece of software that shed light at the end of the tunnel for seniors this year.

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Lake Tahoe houses sit vacant while locals struggle to find affordable housing

by Dave Zook
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on February 8, 2020

At a standing-room-only town hall meeting in January at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev., residents voiced passionate opinions on a question that has chafed the Lake Tahoe area for decades: What's the best way to house the hordes of vacationers who descend on the lake year-round?

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