Lahontan Community Foundation distributes $89,160 in grant money |

Lahontan Community Foundation distributes $89,160 in grant money

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lahontan Community Foundation recently announced the outcome of their 2014 grant cycle, resulting in grants totaling $89,160 to 17 local organizations.

Working within the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Lahontan Community Foundation selects nonprofit organizations that offer human services, educational, cultural, and environmental initiatives in the community.

Lahontan is a private community located on the southwest side of Highway 267 in the Martis Valley.

The Lahontan Grants Committee is made up of seven Lahontan Community Foundation board members and Lahontan community residents. Since 2002, the Foundation has raised more than $1 million.

Those awarded in the past include various community service groups and their Employee Tuition Reimbursement programs.


Sierra Senior Services: Rising food costs are making it increasingly more difficult to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to a vulnerable senior population. Funding for Sierra Senior Service’s “Apple A Day!” program will provide servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a minimum of five days a week on behalf of the Meals on Wheels and Community Room Meal Programs.

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe: During the summer months, BGCNLT must provide breakfast, lunch and a snack to an average of 225 children every single day. BGCNLT has placed a high priority on feeding children wholesome, healthy and when possible, whole foods made from scratch.

Gateway Mountain Center: Rural mental health services are far more limited than in more populated areas. As a result, services are sporadic, turnover of personnel is high, and often families wait for weeks to receive services. Youth in treatment for mental health and behavioral issues benefit greatly from consistent services and consistent providers, but this has been lacking at all levels of care. GMC’s “Whole Hearts, Minds, and Bodies” directly fills this gap by providing a consistent, streamlined continuum of care for youth clients, in coordination with other service providers.

Project MANA: Project MANA’s FACE (Food and Companionship Exchange) Program allows community members who have a medical illness to receive all of the benefits they would receive at emergency food distributions. Also, staff and volunteers work with home-bound clients by providing referrals to additional services.


LCF has raised more than $1 million in support of the LCF Community Grants, Community Service and Lahontan Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program since its inception in 2002.

To find out more about the Lahontan Community Foundation visit under the community tab.

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