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Featuring Truckee & North Lake Tahoe Nonprofits

giving guide


November 29th - December 31st Collective Giving = Bigger Impact

Ready for a third year of gracious giving. To know Tahoe and Truckee is to know authentic love of place. Over the years, our community has grown as it attracts people and families who simply want to be here. We create lives built on the things that make a person whole and fulfilled: time with family, time outdoors, and a feeling of connection. We work together to offer our community members the things we need most, be it the arts, music, adventure, a dog sitter, or a helping hand when times are tough. A huge part of what makes life here so fantastic is our nonprofit community. Some of our nonprofits are large, and others are driven by only one or two people. Together, though, they strive to take care of our children, our elders, our environment, and our infrastructure. The Giving Guide began in 2014 with the purpose of elevating the missions of our nonprofits, to give them a platform to be heard and seen for all their hard work, and to connect them with like-minded philanthropists who believe in what they are doing. While our hopes were big, we had no idea this campaign could have such a significant impact. Now in our third year, we’ve learned how valuable this program is in supporting nonprofits and their year-end campaigns, as well as in drawing our community members and visitors even closer. This year, we hope to continue to manifest greater awareness of our nonprofits and to connect those who want to give back to the causes in which they most believe. The Giving Guide campaign is a shining example of this type of collaborative, community leadership. For all its dimensions, it takes many partners to pull this campaign off: the donors who provide the matching challenge grant dollars, the sponsors of the printed guide, and the volunteers, advocates, and board members who carry the campaign beyond the newspaper and into social media and across broad networks. Our local radio station 101.5 KTKE will reach even more of our community members who are connected through the station and app to remind those down the hill and farther away that they are very much a part of our community. It takes all of us to raise up this important work and drive more resources and awareness to the needs and opportunities in our community. Sincerely, Ben, Kevin, and Stacy


Physical Address

11071 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 Mailing Address

PO Box 366 Truckee, CA 96160 Phone: 530.587.1776 Fax: 530.550.7985 Website STAFF

Stacy Caldwell CEO Alison Schwedner Director Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee Itziar Camio Chief Financial Officer Phyllis McConn Community Impact Officer Kathy Whitlow Office Manager Ashley Cooper Communications & Grants Manager Layout & Design

Michael L. Madsen Swift Design Services Sierra Nevada Media Group The 2016 Giving Guide is published by the Sierra Sun affiliated with Sierra Nevada Media Group in association with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Stacy Caldwell

Kevin MacMillan

Ben Rogers

CEO Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Co-General Manager Sierra Sun

Co-General Manager Sierra Sun

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Copyright 2016

The power of our tahoe truckee community foundation

Collective Giving = Bigger Impact 1. DONORS Anyone with a heart and a passion for North Tahoe can be a donor. Every gift, be it a one-time donation, a large endowment or even a herd of cattle, is a valuable contribution to our community.

2. COLLECTIVE GIVING We can make a bigger difference when we pool our gifts for the community.

3. Stewardship We carefully steward donor gifts into the community through annual grant cycles, community initiatives and strengthening nonprofit organizations.

4. Community Impact Together, we positively impact every child and adult, as well as the natural environment and the culture of our community.

Why Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation?


We Provide Community Leadership

We Attract and Build Resource Partners

We Impact the Community

We Love Tahoe Truckee As Much As You Do

By using our knowledge and diverse relationships, we convene partners around our community’s top issues to inspire giving and lead the way.

By partnering with nonprofits, donors, funders and investors, we build philanthropy and nonprofit resiliency in our region.

TTCF drives results based on measurable impact metrics in order to catalyze community solutions.

This is our home, and we spend every day working to protect and nurture it.

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Youth Development Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health & Human Services Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . Environmental Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Improvement Organizations . . . . . . . . . Arts & Culture Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Animal Welfare Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Nonprofit organizations for

youth development It is not merely duty or obligation to ensure all of our young people are exposed to opportunities to play, learn, and discover. It is a privilege. In our kids we see the world anew and are reminded of our own joy and courage, and our capacity to feel deeply for others. The organizations in this category focus their efforts on programming and opportunities that allow our kids to explore their innate potential. They provide spaces, healthy relationships, and challenging and awakening programs that invoke the infinite possibilities that lay within our children. By doing so, they make all of our lives richer.

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Adventure Risk Challenge ARC empowers underserved youth through dynamic integrated literacy and wilderness experiences including summer immersion courses, weekend retreats, and mentoring. ARC links wilderness to academics, adventure to leadership, identity to literacy, and confidence to activism.

Matching Funds Available

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors lend support to children’s growth through nurturing relationships that lead to self confidence, academic success, and avoidance of risky behaviors. We provide children facing adversity with enduring, professionally supported mentorships that change their lives forever.

Matching Funds Available

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. BGCNLT provides fun, enriching, unique, and affordable out-ofschool time programs for kids 3-18 years old.

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We provide skill-based programming to girls K-12 to help them develop leadership skills, positive values, and appreciation for their own potential and self-worth.


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Girls On The Run - Sierras We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Matching Funds Available

Kids Helping Animals We support kids in our community and the creative, inspiring ways in which they choose to help animals in need. Through our interactive website, young animal advocates network and showcase the ways they help animals. We empower kids to make a difference in the world.

Positively Rolling We are an in-school mentoring and creative arts program for middle school boys focusing on leadership, communication, and character development. We inspire students to express their thoughts, feelings, and values through words and art while developing meaningful connections.

Tahoe Children’s Foundation TCF is a nonprofit parenting education and child development center in Incline Village. We provide families the building blocks to develop their young children’s potential and future success through education and structured developmental play.

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Truckee Tahoe Swim Team We provide a safe, fun, competitive environment for all kids, regardless of ability or economic challenges, and foster a life-long love of swimming through a year-round program. Our athletes are committed to being positive role models for other youths in the community.

Truckee Wolverines Booster Club, Inc. Through the volunteer efforts of parents, students and the community, we strive to raise and obtain funds to provide financial support to the artistic, academic and athletic endeavors of school recognized activities of the students at Truckee High School.

In 2015 our community raised

$355,761 for local nonprofits through the Giving Guide. That was 3 times as much as the year before! What would happen if people rallied and donated to triple last year's number? Over one million dollars would go into making our community a better place!

THAT is the power of collective giving!


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Photo / Chris Talbot Photography

Nonprofit organizations for

health & Human services To serve with humility and generosity, with grace and integrity- this is a call to arms for the organizations who care for our children, families, elderly, and neighbors in need. When those who live here or are just passing through find themselves in places of vulnerability or fear, hunger or scarcity, loneliness or injustice, what they need is a helping hand. In our small community, we must always raise up compassion and generosity, and support those who put the well-being of others on the forefront of their priorities. When we honor our humanity and revere kindness, our entire community benefits.

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Achieve Tahoe We provide affordable, inclusive, physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence for people with disabilities. With one-to-one adaptive sports instruction, we inspire individuals and encourage independence through accessible, liberating mountain activities.

Matching Funds Available

Community Recovery Resources Our mission is to reduce the social, health, and economic impact on families and children from all types of substance abuse while creating a world of healthy families and communities. We serve over 2000 clients each month with a full spectrum of prevention and treatment services.

Family Resource Center of Truckee We promote social and economic success in our community by providing education, mobilizing resources, and advocating for change. We serve over 1,000 households annually by offering legal assistance and access to health care, employment, housing, and early childhood education.

Matching Funds Available

Gateway Mountain Center

A Project of Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs Gateway Mountain Center connects youth more deeply to themselves, nature and our community. Our innovative, high-impact and transformational programs serve our region’s highest-need youth through wellness education, therapeutic mentoring, and environmental literacy.

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High Fives Nonprofit Foundation We support the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by providing grant funding to those who suffer life-altering injuries. We operate the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, and we visit schools with our safety awareness campaign B.A.S.I.C.S.Â

Matching Funds Available

North Tahoe Family Resource Center Our mission is to be North Tahoe’s central link between individuals and families, and the services and programs available to them. Our vision is to inform, engage and empower community members with resources that will enable them to meet their needs and become self-sufficient.

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy To provide spiritual, emotional, and mental support to law enforcement, their families, and citizens. Chaplains throughout Truckee - Tahoe offer immediate trauma response to citizens, business, law enforcement, and other first responders.

Project MANA Our mission is to reduce the incidents of hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, and the community. In addition to food distribution, we have programs designed to alleviate the root causes of hunger and promote nutrition through education and awareness.

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Sierra Mental Wellness Group We provide professional and affordable individual and family counseling, crisis services, youth programs, and substance abuse evaluations. We provide both innovative and traditional approaches to find solutions that address the needs of those living in and around Placer County.

Sierra Senior Services We provide home-delivered meals, community dining and social connection as well as coordinate additional support services that empower seniors to continue living independently. We enable seniors to AGE STRONG and LIVE LONG!

Matching Funds Available

Tahoe Family Solutions We are a Family Resource Center focusing on free and low cost programs in counseling and psychiatry, a children’s summer camp, and education services. We provide key resources and enhance skills for families in the Tahoe Basin.

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Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue TNSAR is an all-volunteer group of locals who provide backcountry first responder search and rescue services whenever and wherever we are needed - 24 hours a day. We conduct fast, safe rescues as well as educate the public on winter safety.

Matching Funds Available

Tahoe SAFE Alliance We are committed to ending the incidence and trauma of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse in North Tahoe - Truckee. Through education, advocacy, and engaging our community, we can create a violence-free region where healthy relationships thrive.

Truckee Community Christmas Truckee Community Christmas identifies and provides assistance to Truckee’s most vulnerable neighbors during the holiday season. This heartfelt humanitarian effort helps local low income & home-bound seniors and 200 local heads-of-households who struggle to make ends meet.

Give to Gifts for Good. Donor dollars help fund TTCF’s annual grant cycle and are awarded by a volunteer grants committee to local nonprofits. visit to donate


Nonprofit organizations for

environment It is the pristine and awe-inspiring ridge lines, alpine waters, forests, and mountain weather that draw us to North Tahoe - Truckee. Our profound respect for these supreme forces keeps us returning time and again with gratitude and appreciation. Those who have found Tahoe know that there is no other place like it, and that it is our duty as the lucky ones to protect it. The following nonprofits dedicate their resources to environmental education and advocacy, responsible recreation, and conscious stewardship of our lands and watershed. We support them because they stand guard over Tahoe’s future.


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Biking for a Better World Our Truckee Bike Park brings the joy of biking to people of all ages through maintaining and expanding a free world-class progression skills park. We offer skill and confidence building programs taught by certified coaches that improve the health and well being of our community.

Mountain Area Preservation Foundation We are an environmental conservation nonprofit promoting smart growth while protecting open space and community character. Since 1987, we have been grassroots and serving North Tahoe Truckee’s present and future generations.

Matching Funds Available

Shane McConkey Foundation We honor those who inspire positive change in the world and the life of others. Our goal is twofold: to carry forward Shane’s legacy through random acts of kindness, and to inspire others to make a difference in the world at large through grants and the McConkey Eco Challenge.

Sierra Nevada Alliance Our mission is to protect and restore Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities. We accomplish this by providing resources and networking opportunities to conservation groups, implementing the Sierra Nevada Americorps Program, and advocating on behalf of The Range of Light.

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Sierra State Parks Foundation We provide critical financial and professional support for education, interpretation, restoration, and cultural and environmental preservation consistent with the mission of California State Parks. We connect people with our rich natural resources and cultural heritage.

Matching Funds Available

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) SWEP has a passion for students and the environment, and a strong belief that students are our best advocates for protecting and Giving Back to the planet. We creatively approach sustainability through education, student activism, recycling programs, drought response, and more.

Matching Funds Available

Sugar Pine Foundation We are dedicated to restoring sugar pines and other white pines in the Lake Tahoe region. By involving volunteers in hands-on forest stewardship, we educate local communities about the importance of conserving native species and their role in enhancing forest health.

Tahoe Fund We improve the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad community support and funding for projects and programs that restore and enhance Lake Tahoe for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Tahoe Rim Trail Association The TRTA maintains and enhances the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practices and inspires stewardship, and preserves access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The TRTA’s vision is to sustain the trail for the future while developing the next generation of trail stewards.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a visionary project to build a 116-mile trail along the Truckee River for recreation and tourism. Our all volunteer team and generous funders are proud that the Bikeway has received 4 national awards in 4 years!

Matching Funds Available

Trout Unlimited Trout Unlimited conserves, protects, and restores world class wild trout habitat and fishing opportunities in the Truckee River Watershed. While acting on behalf of the environment and responsible recreation, we positively impact the local economy through increased tourism.

Truckee Donner Land Trust We preserve and protect scenic and historic lands with high natural resource values in the Truckee Donner region. We restore critical habitats, manage forests for fire safety and forest health, increase environmental awareness, and expand responsible recreation opportunities.

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Truckee Trails Foundation We are developing a world-class, interconnected network of dirt trails and paved bikeways for community, economic, and environmental vitality. With regional partners, we envision connecting Tahoe, Truckee, Nevada City, and the Sierra Buttes by trails.

Matching Funds Available

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) We provide science and expertise to restore and protect Lake Tahoe and treasured lakes worldwide. We educate the next generation of environmental leaders and stewardship of freshwater ecosystems for thousands of students and community members annually through our science centers.

Matching Funds Available

Did you know that the nonprofits in these pages: ■■ Employ over

2,000 locals

■■ Work with over

10,000 volunteers ■■ And infuse $18 million dollars into our region’s economy? These nonprofits help make our community a better place for every person who lives and visits here.


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Whether we crave to look within, learn more about our natural environment, or explore a new interest, we never stop learning. Together, the organizations in this category cover the gamut of what it means to inspire curiosity and impart deeper knowledge in both children

The Riley family, owners of the Truckee, California and Fallon, Nevada Hometown SEARS stores, value the importance of literacy and education both for their own children and the North Lake Tahoe community. They consistently support education in the public schools as well as early childhood settings. Through their family’s store in Truckee they support Truckee High School Grad Night, school sports, academic enrichment programs, and events; as well as in the past partnering with the Sierra Sun and North Tahoe Bonanza recognizing outstanding teachers in North Lake Tahoe.

and adults. Through experiential or classroom learning, teacher and staff development, community outreach and resources, these organizations enrich our lives and futures. Cultivating a community atmosphere of growth and expansion allows us all to dive deeper into our own potential, these nonprofits help open the door.

Literacy is essential for maintaining and improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Preparing students for life after graduation and providing for lifelong learning is essential for a community to thrive. We urge you to join us in supporting the many organizations in our community focused on improving literacy and education for Tahoe’s children and families. ~ Charlie and Nancy Riley

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Aim High for High School Aim High creates life-changing opportunities through nurturing, preparing, and inspiring the next generation of young people. We prepare underserved Tahoe-Truckee middle school students for academic success by providing a free, multi-year summer academic and enrichment program.

Matching Funds Available

Headwaters Science Institute We bring innovative science education to students by running science inquiry programs at schools and field sites, and providing resources and training to educators. Students conduct authentic, original research while fostering a sense of stewardship for the natural environment.

Tahoe Truckee School of Music Our mission is to provide the opportunity of an exceptional musical education, performing and recording opportunities, and to improve the quality of life with musical enrichment to everyone in the Tahoe Truckee community regardless of their experience or financial means.

Tahoe Truckee Community Scholarship Committee For over 30 years, we’ve matched donor funds with deserving high school graduates from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Scholarships are made available for college, junior college, and vocational education opportunities.


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Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Our foundation enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to strengthen the learning experience for students. We raise money and provide grants, resources, and partnerships to benefit the students and teachers of TTUSD.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Environmental and Sustainability Clubs, the Green Teams, connect students to the outdoors and their community through dynamic learning projects to promote environmental stewardship. This is a district-wide collaboration with TTUSD and Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships.

You teach your kids so many things and are building a life of experiences. Let the Giving Guide be an opportunity to share the

joy and purpose of Giving Back to your community together. Tell us how you make philanthropy a part of your family values with #tahoekindness. Tag @TahoeTruckeeCommunityFoundation, @SierraSun1, and @tahoetruckeeradio on


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Nonprofit organizations for

community improvement As our community grows, we look to organizations and leaders who are willing to make sure that we expand responsibly and holistically. These nonprofits facilitate community development that takes into account the changing needs of our homeowners, workforce, and visitors. Through the application of forward-thinking approaches and proven techniques, our community can work towards sustainable solutions that encapsulate the complex nature of our region. The organizations in this category advance regional issues with optimism and excitement, recognizing that developing a place and population as unique as ours requires creativity, risk-taking, and ingenuity.


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C.A.T.T. Community Project We provide nonprofits and deserving groups in the community with project coordination, materials, funds and volunteerism to restore and construct structures that are beneficial to the community.

Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Community Project

We are a nonprofit affiliated with the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.

Friends of the Truckee Library FOTL is dedicated to promoting and supporting the services and resources of the Truckee Library as an essential, educational, and cultural hub in our community. Our members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the library, its patrons, and the entire Truckee community.

Matching Funds Available

Sierra Business Council SBC fosters thriving communities in the Sierra Nevada region through on the ground local projects that promote, develop and amplify the area’s social, environmental and economic capital. We pioneer sustainability and social responsibility solutions in the Sierra Nevada.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe We connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean, and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. We educate about growing, preparing, and accessing local and sustainable food through the Demonstration Garden, our Skillshare Series & the Community Farmers Market.

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Tahoe Food Hub Our mission is to galvanize our community to build a regional, sustainable and equitable food system. A regional food system increases market opportunities for small farms within 150-miles while increasing access to local, year-round food production for North Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation We connect people and opportunities, generating resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community through responsible stewardship and leadership. We invite everyone to work together towards collaborative, innovative solutions to our region’s most pressing needs.

Want to do even more for your community? Nonprofits post volunteer opportunities all year long at Check in to see how you can help.


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Nonprofit organizations for

arts & culture North Tahoe - Truckee attracts outdoor enthusiasts, dreamers, creators, and explorers. From its beauty, locals and visitors alike draw genius that they then spin into poetry, choreography, songs, sculpture, and paintings. These nonprofits bring together the artistic and the inquisitive while nurturing the creative side within all of us and a deep appreciation of local artists. We support these endeavors because we know that our community is multi-dimensional, innately curious, and endlessly inspired. Thanks to these nonprofits, we don’t have to travel down the hill to have our soul fed with music, performance, or intriguing spaces - they inspire us here and now.

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Arts for the Schools Arts For The Schools fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools is a nonprofit that fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for 10,000 students and provides access to artistic excellence for the public.

Matching Funds Available

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Our mission is to produce, present and promote classical, modern and contemporary dance of the finest quality through performance, education and outreach, enriching the community as a whole and identifying the Lake Tahoe region as a cultural destination.

Matching Funds Available

Lake Tahoe Music Festival The mission of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is to present diverse and quality musical experiences in the classic tradition from Bach to Blues and Beyond, and to create educational and performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians.

North Tahoe Arts We support the arts in our communities through exposure, education and participation. We support local artists through professional development, mentoring, networking and teaching opportunities, and keep the visual arts accessible in North Lake Tahoe through programs and events.


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Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation We collect, preserve, and exhibit local skiing experiences and celebrate the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The Foundation strives to build a world-class museum featuring Sierra ski history and 1960 Olympic legacy enhancing Tahoe’s cultural and recreational amenities.

Tahoe Maritime Museum We provide a unique cultural experience where the Lake Tahoe regional maritime heritage is preserved, enjoyed, and passed to future generations through innovative interpretation and public education. We explore the cultural, environmental, and historical context of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Public Art We enhance and preserve the natural beauty and history of North Lake Tahoe through visual arts that promote environmental stewardship and cultural unity. We celebrate North Lake Tahoe’s unique natural environment and human history together with shared visual experiences.

TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus We bring quality, affordable performances of classical orchestral and choral music to the greater Reno-Tahoe area, raise awareness and appreciation of concert music and provide a venue for musicians to display and develop their talents.

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Truckee Roundhouse We’re the region’s first makerspace! Truckee Roundhouse is a makerspace that supports the teaching, learning, and practicing of a wide variety of crafts, skills, technologies, and arts in the TruckeeTahoe community.

Matching Funds Available

Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus We want to be the World’s Best Community Chorus over 6,000 Feet! We promote choral music in schools and community, and offer those of any background the chance to sing in a friendly, learning environment. Our performances expose audiences to a wide-range of interesting music.

Matching Funds Available

After you donate, show us your artsy side! Express your love of Tahoe by posting a picture of your

favorite Tahoe moment

on social media with why you give back! Tag #tahoekindness, @TahoeTruckeeCommunityFoundation, @SierraSun1, and @truckeetahoeradio on Facebook.


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Nonprofit organizations for

animal welfare In Tahoe, some of our favorite neighbors greet us on four legs. Greeting us on trails, wagging hello outside shops, and snoozing in office corners, animals are woven into the fabric of our community. Many of us point to our local shelters when asked where we adopted, where our child volunteers, or where our puppy training took place. This shared love of animals encourages our local humane societies to continue the hard work of rescuing pets. While awaiting adoption, animals need food, medical care, and healthy socialization. Your generosity gives these creatures a loving place to rest and heal until they’re safe in their forever home.

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/ neuter services, and humane education programs.

Matching Funds Available

Pet Network Humane Society A no-kill animal rescue, we rescue abandoned animals from euthanasia and connect them with loving families and forever homes. We also instill respect for animals through community education and promote quality of life through animal companionship.

Pass it forward! When you’re finished giving, send those feel good vibes onto someone else in your life by sharing the Giving Guide. Who might love to give back to our community? Your neighbors Your coworkers Your Airbnb guests Your hair dresser Your hiking buddy Your yoga instructor


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Challenge Grants

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Once again, we are amping up the excitement for giving by awarding nonprofits and community members for outstanding fundraising efforts. Throughout the first two weeks of the Giving Guide Season, there are certain days and ways that you can help your favorite local nonprofits earn hundreds or thousands of extra dollars. There are prizes for early birds, procrastinators, big shots, masters of social media, and people residing in other states and countries — all you have to do is find out which challenges your nonprofits are strategizing towards. Don't forget to check in with the Leader Board at Our local radio station, 101.5 KTKE, has also partnered with us to reach your ears no matter where you are. Download their app and they'll keep you up to date on all things Giving Guide!

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Golden Ticket Nifty Fifty Grand Challenge Grants

Don’t know where to give? Our region is lucky to have so many nonprofits that care deeply for our people, environment, creatures, and future. It can be difficult to choose just one to support when they each work so hard to make our community a better place to be. Don’t become discouraged if you feel unsure, your contribution is vital to our community. By donating to Gifts for Good, you put your dollars into the good hands of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s volunteer grants committee. Each year, nonprofits send in proposals for an annual grant cycle and your community members award local projects, programs, and nonprofits that are serving our region’s greatest needs and opportunities. Your dollars are leveraged with those of fellow donors to create the most impact, and you can rest easy knowing that they’re being responsibly stewarded. We invite you to donate to the nonprofits in the pages of this year’s guide — but if you find you can’t decide ... choose Gifts for Good. Learn more:

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