El Dorado County Local News: Community Service & Support


All Local Community Service & Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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05/16/2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

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05/09/2024
The month-long event will highlight 21 titles, with proceeds benefitting local nonprofit Clean Up the Lake.

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05/03/2024
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation announced the May 2 Big Day of Giving had raised $13.2 million in donations to 826 nonprofits in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties.

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05/02/2024
A call is out for volunteers to work with theGeorgetown Divide Fire Safe Council.

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05/01/2024
Tom Watts has been announced as the featured artist of the Tahoe Art League spring event.

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04/25/2024
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A group of Truckee-Tahoe based non-profit organizations are teaming up for the 2nd annual Grow Your Own Festival featuring gardening demos and a high elevation seedling sale.

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04/23/2024
The City of South Lake Tahoe is accepting applications until May 15 for grants funded from cannabis revenues for local projects which mitigate the impact of the cannabis industry.

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04/16/2024
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Bread & Broth is extremely fortunate to have Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsors that have hosted the organization's Monday Meal on a regular basis.

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04/13/2024
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The Tahoe Chamber, a bi-state membership organization has announced the launch of recruitment efforts for a new President and CEO.

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03/29/2024
Untethered Workspace announced it would match up to $25K in donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe through the end of May in support of the its community playground campaign.

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03/25/2024
Local agencies and nonprofits are working with the Marcella Foundation to offer free monthly books to local children up to 5 years old as part of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library initiative.

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03/25/2024
The family of two men attacked by a mountain lion in El Dorado County released an update of the survivor and fundraising details for those who wish to contribute to funeral and medical costs.

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03/23/2024
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Sierra Community House
Sierra Community House has launched a Community Pantry format in Truckee, which allows individuals to select their own food items, which in turn empowers the community and reduces waste.  The new client choice distribution model incorporates dignity, empowerment and connection into hunger relief services, according to a press release.
Food distribution in Kings Beach already operates with client choice principles, while Incline Village still functions as a traditional model due to the logistical challenges that come with a pop-up pickup and home delivery distribution, according to the release. The agency said that it is looking to rework all its programs in the area. | sierracommunityhouse.org
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03/22/2024
Local legislators named two El Dorado County women as 2024 women of the year.

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03/20/2024
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After more than two decades, one of Folsom’s most passionate purveyors of the arts is hanging it up. Cindy Abraham, of the city’s Gallery 48 at Natoma, has retired.

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03/18/2024
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Lake Tahoe is going on a 5,000 mile trip to Panama City, taking in the passing landscapes on the back of Jorik Blom's roaring motorcycle in the form of a Keep Tahoe Blue sticker.

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03/10/2024
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For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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03/08/2024
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The Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom routinely serves 200 households a week with food assistance. With that number climbing to 300 in February, the local nonprofit is suffering a shortage, leaving many of the shelves bare in its warehouse as inflation continues to affect just about everyone at the grocery store, the gas pump, and in the way of utility costs.

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03/07/2024
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Locally based SAFE Credit Union has launched its announce 2024 Scholarship Program will grant four (4) $4,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and community college students who meet the eligibility requirements this year for a total of $16,000. 

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