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Lahontan Community Foundation awards $110K in grants in 2016

Megan Weiss
Special to the Sun

The Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF) brings their community together to raise money to support local programs, working to improve the Truckee-North Tahoe region.

Since 2002, LCF has raised over $1.5 million to help provide essential funding to the arts, education, environment, animal welfare and human services. This year, LCF awarded 18 organizations grants totaling $110,757.85.

Entering their 15th year of fundraising, this generous and passionate group of women is excited to continue helping their community.

“We have helped more than 75 local nonprofit organizations and community programs and look forward to many more years of grant making now with the help of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation,” said Colleen Chapman, LCF President.

You can join LCF in supporting local non-profit organizations by donating today. The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. Donations to the LCF Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

For more information, please contact Megan Weiss at meganw@parasol.org or 775-298-0188.

Lahontan Community Foundation Fund 2016 Grant Recipients:

Congratulations to all the grant recipients and thank you for all that you do for our community!

Aim High: Awarded $7,500 for free academic/social support to 140 low-income Truckee-Tahoe middle school students.

Barcelona Soccer Club: Awarded $1,000 for scholarships.

Boys & Girls Club: Awarded $7,500 for transportation for underserved Truckee children to attend summer programs in Kings Beach.

Family Resource Center of Truckee: Awarded $10,000 for Early Learning programs. 

Gateway Mountain Center: Awarded $7,500 for therapeutic mentoring program for youth suffering from symptoms of mental illness, emotional disturbance and substance abuse.

Girls on the Run-Sierras: Awarded $5,000 for Heart & Sole Program for up to 15 girls.

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe: Awarded $5,000 for disease testing, medical treatment, vaccinating and performing sterilization surgeries.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival: Awarded $2,500 for Tahoe youth mentoring program.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Awarded $5,000 for InterACT Program in Tahoe-Truckee region.

North Tahoe Family Resource Center: Awarded $10,000 for financial education & coaching program.

Pet Network: Awarded $10,000 for the shelter fence.

Sierra Senior Services: Awarded $18,350 to purchase food for seniors.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe: Awarded $947.85 for cold frames for the Truckee Demonstration Garden.

SOS Outreach: Awarded $5,000 for multi-year programing for 225 Truckee-North Tahoe at-risk youth. 

Sugar Pine Foundation: Awarded $3,400 for forest field trips, planting, and education.

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science: Awarded $1,400 for summer camp scholarships.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance: Awarded $8,660 for healthy snacks for Children’s Program, technology for Administration and Children’s Program, and Leadership Development training.

Truckee Day: Awarded $2,000.