Tahoe Truckee Region 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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07/12/2024
Beginning Monday, 150 households in Fresno County are expected to receive a $500 prepaid card to spend on anything they’d like — no strings attached. It will be the first of 12 monthly recurring payments those Southwest Fresno and Huron residents will receive as part of a guaranteed basic income program for low-income families.

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07/05/2024
Image for display with article titled Northstar’s Vail EpicPromise Fixes Donner Lake Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridges

The winter of 2022-23 was one for the record books, and all that snow helped make for a great ski season, filled our lakes, and brought about a great summer wildflower show. But also left Truckee Donner Land Trust with a little cleanup last summer.

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07/01/2024
Image for display with article titled City Council Confirms This Year’s Cannabis Revenue Grant Recipients

This year, 14 organizations are receiving funds from city cannabis sales revenue. This is the third year where up to 50% of prior year cannabis revenue goes towards the community benefit grant program.

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06/25/2024
Image for display with article titled Free Food for Children-Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program Begins June 26

The 2024 St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 26 and will continue every Wednesday through August 21.

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06/19/2024
Image for display with article titled 2024 Truckee Tahoe Airport District Agency Partnership Program Opens July 1

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is working again with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District on their 2024 Agency Partnership Program. 

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06/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Free Food for Children; Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program Begins June 26

The 2024 St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 26 and will continue every Wednesday through August 21st.

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06/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Sierra State Parks Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

The Sierra State Parks Foundation was born when a group led by local women of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, persuaded the Department of Parks and Recreation to scrap its plans for razing the 1903 Ehrman Mansion after it was acquired by the state in 1965. As a result, the concept of creating formalized public-private partnerships to improve the management of the state’s park system was formed.

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06/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Community Meal Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra

On Monday June 3rd, SITS hosted a Monday Meal and sent six members to participate as Bread and Broth Adopt A Day volunteer crew members.

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06/16/2024
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This summer, the Tahoe Fund is teaming up with AllTrails to offer a new opportunity to give back to Tahoe trails.

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05/31/2024
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Julie Gardner, who was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, has recently taken over as CEO of California's most prominent employment social enterprise non-profits, Downtown Streets Team.

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05/29/2024
Image for display with article titled Braddock Philanthropies, TTCF Join Forces for $10 Million Investment in Tahoe Truckee

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation announced a groundbreaking $10 million commitment from Braddock Philanthropies in support of TTCF's strategic initiatives over the next five years.

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05/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Alpenglow Sports Launches Fourth Annual Community Book Initiative

Now through June 10, Alpenglow Sports is encouraging people to take part in its fourth annual Community Book Initiative.

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05/27/2024
Image for display with article titled Lake Tahoe Unified School District Awarded $4.7 Million Community Schools Grant

South Tahoe Education Association President Jodi Dayberry announced that Lake Tahoe Unified School District was awarded a $4.7 million Community Schools Grant during the May 9 Board of Directors meeting.

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05/23/2024
Image for display with article titled NV County Public Health to Host Truckee Community Baby Shower

The Nevada County Public Health Department is hosting a free community baby shower for eastern county residents on June 4.

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05/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Fund Installs New Donor Engraved Bears in Tahoe City’s Heritage Plaza

Twenty-five new engraved bears are now hanging from the railings in Tahoe City's Heritage Plaza through a partnership with the Tahoe Fund, Placer County and the Tahoe City Public Utility District to raise money for trails in North Lake Tahoe.

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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
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to Accept Workforce Scholarship Applications

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation will accept applications for Workforce Scholarships. Applications are open to young adults pursuing in-demand careers that benefit our region.

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05/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Best of North Tahoe and Truckee Finalists Announced, Voting Now Open

With as many years as I've been doing this, I shouldn't be amazed at how many nominations we receive for our Best of N Lake Tahoe and Truckee contest. Yet every year, here I am … amazed.

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05/02/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Forest Health System President, CEO Announces Future Retirement Date

Harry Weis, President and CEO of Tahoe Forest Health System, announces his future retirement date of January 2, 2026.

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04/25/2024
Image for display with article titled Nevada County Library Literacy Program Hits Milestone 200 Tutoring Sessions in Time for National Volunteer Week 2024

The Nevada County Library Literacy Program would like to thank their volunteer tutors at the Truckee Library Branch. These wonderful volunteers dedicate their time to helping an adult learner achieve their literacy goals.

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