2019 Community Fund Grant Awards Announced

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Community matters! That’s why we are thrilled to announce this year’s Community Fund project grant award winners!

This grant cycle was created out of a need for social cohesion throughout the Tahoe Basin, a topic that many residents touched on in our Community Assessment. Our goal was to find tangible projects taking place throughout the Tahoe Basin, providing opportunities for shared experiences and providing a substantial benefit to our friends and neighbors.

Our Community Impact Committee carefully reviewed proposals, seeking out the most impactful opportunities for today and into the future.

And the grant awards go to…

Lake Tahoe Community College – Awarded $5,000.00 for sponsorship of the TEDx South Lake Tahoe event, Elevating Humanity, taking place on October 19, 2019

Tahoe-Pyramid Trail – Awarded $6,455.00 for an interpretive sign panel/kiosk in Tahoe City marking the beginning of the visionary Tahoe-Pyramid Trail following the entire length of the Truckee River from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake

Tahoe's Connection for Families – Awarded $3,618.00 for Family Fest 2020, a series of events free to all Tahoe Basin community members that will feature community friendly musicians and hands-on activities for children

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society – Awarded $25,000.00 for the collection, preservation and cataloging of historical objects for the Discovery Center Museum Project, a state-of-the-art public museum and community center where educational and cultural programs will take place in an environment surrounded by exhibits representing all facets of Lake Tahoe’s history

UC Davis-Tahoe Environmental Research Center – Awarded $9,927.00 for the remaining gap funding to complete the update for the iconic “Virtual Research Vessel” and “Virtual Laboratory” video exhibits in the Tahoe Science Center

Thank you to our incredible donors for making these grant awards possible, and to our hardworking non-profit community for making these projects come to life!