Lahontan Community Foundation awards 24 grants

Submitted to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Lahontan Community Foundation this month awarded $227,991 in grants to 24 non-profits serving the greater Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region including the Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society, Sierra Community House, Sierra Senior Services and Gateway Mountain Services to name a few.

The majority of grants were for health and human services, followed closely by education and youth development in our area.  These grants will help to ensure that seniors have food security, kids are mentored and tutored, mental health services continue, trails are maintained, veterinary services are provided, the disabled have medical services and activities, and children have access to music and the outdoors.

“Our giving has expanded dramatically in the past five years, but so has the number of deserving grant applicants,” said Janet Lowell, LCF president.  “This year we had more applicants than in the past.  Our goal is to positively impact the community with targeted giving to nonprofits doing vital work.”

Since its inception in 2002, the LCF has raised over $2.5 million in support of the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe community. The LCF holds fundraising events throughout the summer as well as a direct campaign in the fall.  

The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is a committee advised fund held at The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

A full list of the grantees can be found at  If interested in learning more about the LCF, please contact LCF president Janet Lowell at

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