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ABOUT MARTIS CAMP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Giving Back to the Community

The Martis Camp Community Foundation (MCCF) was created in 2010 to support the Truckee community. Initially funded by Martis Camp developers and various annual club events, the MCCF is now funded and run by the members of Martis Camp. Since 2011, the MCCF has raised almost $1.9 million and granted more than $1.7 million to local nonprofit organizations and students in need. We expect to triple that number in the coming years and are aiming for 100% participation from our members. We are excited to see the MCCF become part of the fabric of our community.

Welcome!

The mission of the Martis Camp Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Truckee community by making a positive impact in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation.

Values

  • Community
  • Family
  • Outdoor lifestyle and recreation
  • Connection to the Greater Truckee community
  • Helping others
  • Access to quality education and housing

MCCF Executive Team and Board of Directors

Chair
Linda Trocki

Secretary
Liz McDermott

Treasurer
Valerie Lemmon

Board of Directors
Kristin Abbott
Todd Achondo
Ann Burchill
John Earnhardt
Laura Fenger
Jodee Kozlak
Valerie Lemmon
Liz McDermott
Denise Nielsen
Michael Nielsen
Steven Romick
Sydney Stokes
Linda Trocki
Barbie Witmer

Current MCCF Newsletter

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Frequently Asked Questions

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MCCF Community Grants

MCCF Community Grants are awarded annually by December 1st. Grants are evaluated based on their alignment with the mission of the MCCF. If you are interested in applying for a grant, visit our Community Grants page to download an application and learn more about our grantmaking process and requirements.

The MCCF believes quality education is the best investment in life, for ourselves and for our children. The MCCF offers numerous annual scholarships to support local students and Martis Camp Ambassadors in achieving their education goals. These scholarships are awarded by MCCF Board members serving on the Scholarship Committee and include the Denise Martinez Scholarship, MCCF Scholarship, Ambition Scholarship and Martis Camp Ambassador Scholarships for eligible Martis Camp employees and their children. Visit the Scholarships page for more information about funding, awards, recent recipients and guidelines for applying.

Visit the website of local news outlet Sierra Sun to read about 2019 scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors.

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Martis Camp Community Foundation Awards $320,000 to Truckee/Tahoe Non-Profits

TRUCKEE, CA – AUGUST 9, 2019 – The Martis Camp Community Foundation (MCCF) today announced that they awarded $305,000 in grants to Truckee/North Tahoe non-profits in the past twelve months. $170,000 of the grants were typically in the $5,000 – $10,000 range. As MCCF raised more money from Martis Camp families this past year, there was an additional $135,000 in “transformational” grants made to a handful of deserving non-profits. Transformational grants were up to $30,000 and were in addition to the grants made in the normal grant cycle.

“We are thrilled that Martis Camp families are recognizing all the great work that our area nonprofits are doing,” stated Linda Trocki, Chair of the Martis Camp Community Foundation. “This is a record year for MCCF grants on top of the $220,000 we awarded in college scholarships. We all want to make the communities that we live in more vibrant and welcoming and Martis Camp families have really stepped up to show that we love Truckee, we love North Tahoe and we want to give generously to help those great organizations and great people that are doing such impactful work in our community.”

The mission of the Martis Camp Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Truckee community by making a positive impact in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation. The MCCF is guided by the values of: Community, Family, Outdoor Lifestyle and Recreation, Access to Quality Education and Housing, and Connection to the Greater Truckee Community.

Grants in 2018 were awarded to:
1. Achieve Tahoe
2. Adventure Risk Challenge
3. Aim High
4. Arts for the Schools
5. Big Brothers / Big Sisters of NLT
6. Boys & Girls Clubs NLT
7. Cold Weather Emergency Warming Center
8. Family Resource Center of Truckee
9. Gateway Mountain Center
10. Girls on the Run – Sierras
11. Glenshire Special Friends
12. Headwaters Science Institute
13. KidZone Museum
14. La Fuerza Latina
15. North Tahoe Family Resource Center
16. North Tahoe Drama Club
17. Project MANA
18. Rocker Memorial Skate Park
19. Sagehen Outdoor Education Program
20. Sierra Community House
21. Slow Food Tahoe
22. SOS Outreach
23. Tahoe Food Hub
24. Tahoe Safe Alliance
25. Truckee Community Pavilion and Ice Arena
26. Truckee Bike Park
27. Truckee Community Christmas
28. Truckee Roundhouse
29. Truckee Trails Foundation

“We are excited that we’ve been able to contribute to the success of these great organizations,” said Liz McDermott, Chair of the MCCF Grants Committee. “We hope that these organizations and more apply for our 2019 grants cycle. The deadline for application is September 3 and we expect to have a similar amount of monies to distribute this year.”

The Martis Camp Community Foundation awards community grants on an annual basis each fall. The 2019 application deadline is September 3rd and grant awards will be announced by December 1st. Grants are evaluated based on their alignment with the mission of the MCCF. To apply for a grant, download our Grant Application, provide the requested information and email the completed application to the MCCF. To apply for a Martis Camp Community Foundation, please visit: https://www.martiscamp.com/community-grants/

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Martis Camp Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients
$220,000 Awarded to 2019 Tahoe-Truckee Graduates

Truckee, CA – June 21, 2019 – The Martis Camp Community Foundation (MCCF) was created in 2010 to enhance the quality of life in the Greater Truckee community. Initially funded by Martis Camp developers and annual Martis Club events, the MCCF is now funded and run by the members of Martis Camp. Since 2011, the MCCF has raised almost $1.5 million and granted nearly $1.3 million to charitable causes.

“Investment in our region’s youth especially motivates all Martis Camp members,” said Linda Trocki, President of the Martis Camp Community Foundation. “Since we awarded our first scholarship in 2012, MCCF has awarded $440,000 to 19 students who graduated from Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District high schools. This includes $220,000 to eight new scholars we are proud to announce today. Outside of scholarship funding, we are active in supporting nonprofits in the Tahoe/Truckee region that better the quality of life for all community members.”

The Denise Martinez Scholarship honors the spirit of Martis Camp’s beloved first head golf professional. The scholarship is awarded to students who embody Denise’s qualities – hard work, fair play, kindness and integrity. Two $20,000 scholarships have been awarded to:

  • Aiden Kane who will attend Cal and major in business management. He was active in junior varsity football, the Northstar snowboard team, and earned the California Seal of Biliteracy.
  • Drew Wingard who will attend Endicott College in Massachusetts. Drew is an exceptional athlete who has skied all over the world with the Squaw Valley Ski Team, competed on the Tahoe Truckee Golf Tour for three seasons, and was an outstanding high school football player.

The MCCF Scholarship, funded by an anonymous Martis Camp member, supports students who demonstrate academic and leadership skills to “change the world.” Awards range from $30,000 to $60,000. Three MCCF Scholarships have been awarded to:

  • Zach Larson who is a brilliant student, top athlete, and active in community and school. He is one of only 4.3% of applicants who were accepted at Stanford. His dream is to build a smaller, more powerful, more efficient battery.
  • Jillian Ferre who will attend the University of Arizona nursing program. She is active in leadership, a contributor to the North Lake Tahoe School Newspaper, participates in Far West ski racing, was runner-up in the state cross country running championship, and is active in the community.
  • Jacquelyn Campos-Araujo who is an outstanding leader and scholar heading to Pitzer College. Jacqui was active in the Teen Peace Club and La Fuerza Latina, a college access program for high achieving, under-represented Latino students. Her interest in STEM got her involved in the Girls Who Code club and mentoring middle school students. Jacqui plans to return to Truckee to make a positive impact in her community.

In 2019, MCCF established the Ambition Scholarship, initiated by an anonymous donor with a passion to support foster children. Three Ambition Scholarships of $20,000 have been awarded to:

  • Arturo Colmenares who enters UNR in the fall to major in Early Childhood Education with the intention of becoming a kindergarten teacher so he can help abused children. He’s worked to create supportive role models for younger boys at the Boys & Girls Club.
  • Dillon Hudson who will attend UCLA to major in chemistry. He would like to go into the healthcare industry and develop new technologies and materials to make advancements in health and medicine.
  • Brian Wolfe who is a Model UN President voted Hardest Working Student. He will attend UCLA to major in Political Sciences and Government. He received AP Scholar with Distinction and the California Seal of Biliteracy. His goal is to someday be the governor of California.

Martis Camp Community Foundation is proud to support these outstanding students as they pursue their education goals and future paths in life.

About Martis Camp Community Foundation: The mission of Martis Camp Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Truckee/North Tahoe community by making a positive impact in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation. Initially funded by Martis Camp developers and annual Club events, the MCCF is now funded and run by the members of Martis Camp. Since 2011, the MCCF has raised almost $1.5 million and granted nearly $1.3 million to charitable causes and academic scholarships. For more information about MCCF, visit www.martiscamp.com/mccf or contact MCCF President Linda Trocki at mccf@martiscamp.com.

About Martis Camp: Martis Camp is a private community located in the Martis Valley between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. www.martiscamp.com

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Truckee/North Tahoe Area Student Athletes Earn Martis Camp Community Foundation Scholarship Funds

TRUCKEE, Calif. (Monday, May 19, 2014) – Truckee and North Tahoe area student athletes Noah Rodarte, Sawyer Coll, Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe have been recognized for their academic achievement, community service, and dedication to the Northstar Ski and Snowboard Teams.

In partnership with the Martis Camp Community Foundation, the Northstar Team Foundation proudly announced the six recipients of the 2014 Martis Camp Scholarship, valued at $5,000, at the honors ceremony held Saturday, May 17 at the Family Barn in Martis Camp. The Martis Camp Scholarship was created in 2013 to support local student athletes who dedicate service in their community.

“While we are extremely proud of all our recipients, we called special attention to our local Truckee student athletes, Noah Rodarte and Sawyer Coll, who both compete with the Northstar Freeride Teams,” said Jordan Bender, a director and board member with the Northstar Team Foundation. “Noah and Sawyer are so impressive, particularly for elementary school students. Their devotion to community service in Truckee, including participation in Truckee Day and collection for local food donation reflect their commitment to their community. Noah additionally helps with the Salvation Army, Little Free Libraries and Young Life Adventures, while Sawyer spends extra time volunteering with Sierra Senior Services and his school’s PTO,” he added.

Additional scholarship fund recipients included Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe—all of whom attend junior high and high school in the area. In addition to academic dedication, all show remarkable commitment for their other team sports, as well as community churches and non-profit volunteerism at Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and Operation Christmas Child. “This year’s recipients possess exceptional ability and enthusiasm for balancing their academics, community involvement, and sports participation,” Bender said. “We are so proud of them.”

About Northstar Team Foundation
The Northstar Team Foundation is a separate entity from the Northstar team program. Guided by its mission to support excellence, create community and inspire athletes, the N.T.F.’s dedicated group of parent volunteers provides need and performance-based scholarships, continuing education and incentives for coaches while encouraging an active parent community. The N.T.F. believes that necessary ski and ride skills are also important life skills, regardless of the level to which a young athlete aspires. The N.T.F. functions to promote healthy youth through snow sports and to support families who strive to provide meaningful opportunities through academics, winter sports, and community engagement.

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