Lahontan Community Foundation Fund - Good People Supporting Good Work!

The Lahontan Community Foundation brings local people together to have fun and raise money to support local programs. Since 2002, this dynamic group of individuals has raised over $1.7 million dollars to benefit our communities in the Truckee and North Tahoe region.

Last year the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund, held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, awarded over $110,000 in grants to support 18 organizations. Here’s a peek at those grant funds at work in our community…

Health and human services are at the core of the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund’s support. Sierra Senior Services was awarded over $18,000 last year, helping to provide over 4,000 meals to at-risk seniors living in Washoe, Nevada and Placer County.

The Family Resource Center of Truckee was able to operate its Family Room program 5 days a week this school year with the help of a $10,000 grant from the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund. The Family Room program is dedicated to encouraging the development of literacy and school readiness in families with children under the age of five years.IMG 8098

Seven high-need youth suffering from a serious onset of mental illness symptoms, emotional disturbance, and/or substance use disorder issues were treated through the Gateway Mountain Center program with the help of a $7,500 grant.

Animal welfare remains a constant priority as well. The Pet Network Humane Society purchased and installed a wrought iron fence around its shelter thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund. This fence filled a huge need, providing a barrier between the animals and the main lobby area, ensuring a secured, way to move the animals into the play yard safely without disturbing business or customers.

A $5,000 grant to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe helped the organization to prepare nearly 30 pets for adoption, with funding going towards disease testing, medical treatment, vaccinations and sterilization surgeries.

Education and youth development drives much of the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund’s grantmaking.

10SOS Outreach earned a $5,000 grant to support its Academy and University curriculums, uniquely positioned to use adventure sports to engage participants for future success and take advantage of our community’s natural outdoor playgrounds. SOS Outreach programs aim to increase protective factors for underserved youth while helping them identify positive adults in their community, find value in achievement and develop hope for the future.

Aim High was granted $7,5000 to help serve over 117 students through the organization’s summer program where 84% of students completed the program with the feeling that their reading, writing, math and science skills had improved.

The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund balances their interests by also supporting arts & culture and the environment. Over 500 students benefited from Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s InterACT Program funded by a $5,000 grant. The InterACT program is an interactive, humanities-based workshop series expertly taught by the education director and teaching artists of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

The Sugar Pine Foundation wsugar-pine-lahontanas awarded $3,400 to expand its educational and outdoor planting experience to include over 200 students in the Truckee and North Tahoe region, planting over 600 new sugar pine seedlings in the area.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival received $2,500 for its youth mentoring program, introducing art through music instruction to up to 35 grade-school youth.

This is just a small sampling of ALL the good work that was funded by the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund with the help of our generous community members.

This year, the Lahontan Community Foundation awarded more than $128,000 in grants to 23 organizations listed below! Stay tuned for the incredible changes that funding will make next year!

2017 Lahontan Community Foundation Fund Grant Recipients

Achieve Tahoe - $9,500.00            
Scholarships for 50 North Tahoe youth with disabilities who could not otherwise participate
Aim High for High School - $5,000.00            
Help tp provide 150 underserved Tahoe-Truckee middle school students five weeks of Aim High's tuition-free summer learning program during summer 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County - $2,500.00            
Community-Based Mentoring Program for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe - $7,500.00            
To support transportation services from Truckee to Kings Beach for the Boys & Girls Club Summer Program.
Family Resource Center of Truckee - $8,000.00            
To support the Family Room, a bilingual program supporting parents and children in the development of early literacy and school readiness.
Gateway Mountain Center - $6,400.00            
Whole Hearts Minds and Bodies program serving youth in Truckee and North Tahoe who suffer from symptoms of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and substance abuse
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe - $5,000.00            
Disease testing and to purchase a medical monitor critical for providing the safest surgical environment possible
KidZone Museum - $2,555.00            
Emergency funding needed to complete the repairs on the KidZone Museum Tent
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival - $5,000.00            
InterACT program in the Truckee/North Tahoe Region
North Tahoe Family Resource Center - $10,000.00          
Mental Illness and Trauma Program
Pet Network Humane Society - $10,000.00          
To hire a part-time employee to oversee the implementation and on-going coordination of a Foster Care Program
Sierra Nevada Journeys - $2,154.00            
For low-income Truckee students to participate in the Outdoor Overnight Learning program for 5th and 6th graders at Grizzly Creek Ranch Camp (23 scholarship nights)
Sierra Senior Services - $20,000.00          
$10,000 for software system that specializes in food delivery and inventory
$10,000 for food for senior programs
SOS Outreach - $5,000.00            
To serve 300 underserved Tahoe-Truckee youth through the organization's progressive outdoor-based leadership curriculum.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association - $2,700.00            
Support for the Martis Roadwalk Reroute
Tahoe SAFE Alliance - $7,900.00            
$3,500 for Residential Program (creating a pet-friendly shelter)
$3,000 for staff development and training (bilingual advocate certification and domestic violence statewide training)
$1,400 to purchase tablets for direct service/crisis advocacy
Tahoe Transportation District - $2,000.00            
North Tahoe Truckee Transport shuttle program for Seniors in FY18 and/or FY19-funding to reach the 12% match needed to secure $100,000 in funding from Agency on Aging Area 4
Truckee AYSO - $5,000.00            
To assist Truckee AYSO in maintaining its youth soccer program’s quality, affordability and diversity.
Truckee Community Theater - $2,800.00            
Stage lighting for productions
Truckee Day - $2,000.00            
Truckee High School Wrestling Program - $2,000.00            
Wrestling mat
Truckee River Watershed Council - $3,500.00            
To fill a critical gap in funding for the implementation of the Truckee Meadows Restoration Project (TMRP).
Truckee-Tahoe Swim Team - $1,500.00            
2017 Truckee/Tahoe swim meet




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