(November 10th, 2023) Truckee, CA – Today, more than 50 Truckee/North Tahoe nonprofit executive directors will gather at the Martis Camp Family Barn to be honored for the impactful work they do in our community. They will also be handed grant checks to continue making a difference in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation. In total, the Martis Camp Foundation (MCF) will grant $1,047,000 dollars to 53 nonprofit partners.
Members of the Martis Camp Foundation community grants committee will be on hand to help celebrate the achievements of the organizations we support. This is the most generous Day of Giving in the MCF’s 12-year history.
The largest grant is $300,000 to the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District to complete the Truckee/Tahoe Pickleball courts. The complex will have 16 courts, plus a stadium court for professional tournaments. It will be functional — and exceptional. The courts will be open to the public, for players of all ages and abilities.
The money donated to the MCF comes directly from Martis Camp community members. “We are so pleased that we’ve been able to contribute to the success of all these great organizations,” says Liz McDermott, chair of the MCF Community Grants Committee and co-chair of MCF. “We know that these organizations do great work for our community, and we are happy to support them.”
“We support groups doing impactful work in our local area that Martis Camp Members love so much. We are helping these organizations expand, touch more lives and ultimately thrive,” says Wendy Damonte, MCF executive director.
The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation received a grant to help women with grief counseling. Executive director, Karli Epstein, says this grant will dramatically improve the lives of women who are living through some of their worst days. “I literally just had a conversation with a patient/mom who lost her baby at 20 weeks, and was trying to get in to see a counselor, but could not afford the out of pocket costs. This is going to help so many people. What an incredible gift to our community.”
Contact: Wendy Damonte, Executive Director MCF – 775-843-7575 – firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2023, the MCF is partnering with these area nonprofits:
Adventure Risk Challenge
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Girls on the Run – Sierras
Little Gems of the Sierra Preschool
Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus
Truckee Community Theater
Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association
Fox Cultural Hall (Arts for the Schools)
Friends of the Truckee Library Inc.
Gateway Mountain Center
Glenshire Special Friends
Headwaters Science Institute/TTUSD
La Fuerza Latina
North Lake Tahoe Snowfest
Sagehen Outdoor Education Program
Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Soroptomist International of Truckee Donner
Tahoe Expedition Academy
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Tahoe Environmental Research Cntr (Tahoe Film)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc.
North Tahoe Truckee Homeless Services
Send It Foundation
Sierra Community House
Sierra Senior Services
Slow Food Tahoe
Tahoe Ability Program
Tahoe Food Hub
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Truckee Community Cares
Biking for a Better World
Clean Up the Lake
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association
Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue
Trails & Vistas
Truckee Trails Foundation