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Ways to Give

Make a positive difference in your community.

Your giving, your way.

You love this place. You want to give back in a way that matters. And you want your money to do the most good.

TTCF works with you to help you figure out the best way for you to make a difference.

Phyllis McConn, Community Impact Officer, and Nancy Gisko, former board member, have helped build the Queen of Hearts Women's Fund.

Since 1998, TTCF has helped donors give locally

Why should you partner with TTCF? We:

  • Are deeply-rooted in our community
  • Are professionals with broad expertise
  • Provide personalized service, tailored to you
  • Build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and create personal legacies.
  • Offer ways you can invest in the causes you care most about
  • Accept a variety of assets
  • Partner with professional advisors
  • Offer maximum tax advantage
  • Leverage our donors’ dollars
  • We are a community leader
These urgent funding needs require attention. Please help when you can.

Urgent Funding Needs: Where you’re needed NOW

Your opportunity to have an impact today.

The following campaigns need us all to act fast. They fall into three categories:

  1. An emergency response
  2. A critical regional need
  3. A timely opportunity to support a TTCF program and leverage community donations
View our current Urgent Funding Needs
Photograph by Jen Schmidt.
Our annual grantmaking leverages donations to make a bigger impact. You help us fund grants for arts, education, environment, and more.

Support Current Initiatives: A Menu for Giving Back

Leveraging your donations for major community benefit.

TTCF has several funds and initiatives that serve our region. When you donate to one of them, your dollars are pooled with those of other donors and become more powerful.  

There are so many options! Some examples include increasing grants to nonprofits,  joining the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, becoming a business sponsor, or supporting TTCF’s mission. 

Explore our Current Initiatives.
Alison and Desmond Elder and their local real estate team. Elder Group Tahoe is a TTCF Business Supporter and Give Back Tahoe Business Sponsor.

Become a Business Partner: Your Business’ Mission

Your business is more than a bottom line.

You are a valuable part of our community. You want to give back and trust you’re making a difference.

Partnering with TTCF helps you do just that. We have many existing options. We can also design something just for you! 


Become a Business Partner
A single scholarship can change the world.

Scholarships: Invest in our young people

Donate to an open scholarship or create your own!

College is expensive! Scholarships can be difficult to find. We partner with donors and organizations to offer an easy way for young people to apply to over 100 scholarships.

Read about the scholarships we offer and donate to one that you like. Or you can open your own!
A portrait of William Hewlett, our founder, collecting wildflowers in Truckee. TTCF commissioned this painting to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Leave a Legacy Beyond Your Lifetime

Taking care of Tahoe-Truckee forever.

Including Tahoe-Truckee in your estate plan or will helps ensure it is taken care of forever. We know what a big decision it is. We are grateful to work with you to create a plan that honors your intent and honored to serve our community on your behalf.


Explore Legacy Giving
Alex Hoeft/Moonshine Ink published August 24, 2019
TTCF helped secure needed tax credits for the Truckee Railyard Artist Lofts. The development broke ground in August 2019.

Impact Investing: A Creative Take on Charity

Investing at home.

Impact investing is a different way to give back. TTCF believes in putting our money into local businesses opportunities with positive social, economic, and environmental impact.

When the rest of America doesn’t invest in Rural, it’s our job to invest in our own communities .

Learn more about Impact Investing

Volunteering: Giving Your Time and Skills

Give Back Tahoe connects you to your passion.

Be a part of something better. Give Back Tahoe connects community members with causes that are close to their heart. Access the missions and objectives of local nonprofits online. Speak in real-time to nonprofit leaders. Choose a one-time event or a routine way of giving back. Make a difference in the place you love. 

Browse ways to Volunteer