In 2021, more than $590,000 in grants and scholarships were awarded in support of 30 Tahoe-Truckee area non-profit organizations and programs, local students and community events. Organizations the Foundation has contributed to through its annual grant cycle exemplify the Foundation’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the Tahoe-Truckee community, with special focus on local youth and environmental programs.


Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is on an annual grant cycle. Applications are due annually in the fall, with grant decisions made by the first of the year and funds to be paid in the first quarter of the year.


Download 2022 Grant Application Criteria & Form


2021 Grant Recipients
  • Achieve Tahoe

  • Adventure Risk Challenge

  • Aim High

  • American Youth Soccer Organization

  • Arts For the Schools

  • Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

  • GCMA - Gray's Crossing Trails (GC HOA)

  • Headwaters Science Institute

  • KidZone Museum

  • Old Greenwood Cabin Assoc (Marketing)

  • Old Greenwood Master Association (Transportation)

  • Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

  • Project MANA

  • Sagehen Outdoor Education (TTUSD)

  • Sierra Watershed Educational Partnership (SWEP)

  • Tahoe Fund

  • Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

  • Tahoe Mountain Realty - Northstar Holiday Event

  • Tahoe Mtn. Club - Gray's Crossing Music Series 

  • Tahoe Prosperity Center

  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association

  • Tahoe SAFE Alliance 

  • TEMPO Truckee Excellence in Music Parent Org.

  • TNSAR - Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue

  • Trout Unlimited

  • Truckee Arts Alliance

  • Truckee Community Christmas

  • Truckee High School Robotics Team 

  • Truckee River Watershed Council

  • Truckee Roundhouse 

  • Truckee Volleyball Foundation

  • Vail Resorts - Ritz Gondola Ops



A quick look at some of the Foundation’s contributions in the Tahoe-Truckee area through January 2016:

  • $7,800,000 in grants and scholarships awarded by TMRF since 2003

  • $5,000,000 in support of land conservation efforts of the Truckee Donner Land Trust

  • $800,000 awarded in grants and scholarships to local non-profit organizations, programs and students in the last three years

  • $180,000 in contributions to the Truckee River Watershed Council to support stream restoration projects

  • $116,000 awarded to Boys and Girls Club North Lake Tahoe

  • $61,000 to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association in support of their volunteer training and trail maintenance programs

  • $50,000 to help build the Martis Valley Trail

  • $25,000 to Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) in support of their work with adaptive athletes

  • $25,000 in support of the work done by the Tahoe Prosperity Center

  • $25,000 in support of Project MANA

  • $20,000 to support the efforts of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue

  • $20,000 multi-year pledge in support of the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to preserve Lake Tahoe

  • $15,000 in contributions to the Tahoe-Truckee chapter of Trout Unlimited


“Funding from TMRF provides crucial support to the Club’s biggest secret to success – high quality, motivated and caring staff, and affirms our important work of inspiring all young people in the area to be productive, responsible, caring members of this vibrant community.”

– Mindy Carbajal, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe


How much money should I request?

Organizations should submit grant applications based on their needs. However, please keep in mind that we support many different organizations (not just one) each year.


Does my non-profit qualify for a grant?

All 501c3 non-profits can submit grant requests.


What types of causes does the TMR Foundation support?

We focus our attention on environmental, educational, cultural and social programs in the Truckee-North Tahoe region. We do not support individuals or political organizations.


What sort of qualifications should potential grantees possess?

Your non-profit should have proven longevity and viability. We also look at the greater good, as in the overall social, economic and environmental benefits to the community.