Discretionary Grants- Open/Competitive (Discretionary) Grant

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Grant amount: Approximately US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 3, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in California: Nevada County, Placer County, Sierra County, Washoe County, Nevada

Location of residency: United States

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The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation matches philanthropic interests with charitable needs to enhance the quality of life in the Truckee-North Tahoe community in California

Areas of Interest

The Foundation is broad based in its funding interests. We fund in the following areas of interest.

  • Arts, Culture and Public Benefit
  • Education and Youth Development
  • Environment, Conservation, & Animal Welfare
  • Health and Human Services

Types of Grants

This is the grant cycle for any and all organizations seeking funding! Bring us your creative ideas, your requests for general operating funds, or your needs for expanding services.

The Open Competitive Fund will accept various types of grant proposals.

  • The first is our more typical Program/Equipment grant.
    • These grants generally go toward either hard costs or staffing costs for specific projects, or towards equipment purchases like phones or computers.
  • We will also be accepting applications for Core Operating Funds (for example salaries, rent, utilities) and Capacity Building (for example, strategic planning, board development and governance, marketing and communication, financial reporting, evaluation and more).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are awarded to organizations located in or directly serving the geographic areas of Donner Summit, Truckee, Squaw Valley, and the west and north shores of Lake Tahoe including Incline Village.
    • While we will fund organizations out of this area, we primarily look for services utilized by the residents of our region.
  • All proposals must: 
    • show community support.
    • not supplant funds or duplicate services.
    • If applicable, have a plan for sustainability.


  • TTCF does not make grants from its unrestricted funds for the following:
    • Direct religious activities.
    • Political activism, lobbying, legislative activities, or legal action.
    • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin
  • Usually, TTCF does not fund: 
    • Field trips and participation in activities by parental choice.
    • Capital Campaigns
    • Activities that have already occurred
    • School based activities, unless they impact students district wide or impact the broader community.
    • Organizations more than one time in a calendar year.

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