Tahoe/Truckee always shows up to support our community and this time of crisis is no different. At the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, we are working hard to support our local nonprofits that make up the social safety net for individuals and families in our community. At this time, they are having to transform their operations and scale the direct services to meet an exponentially growing need. To support these and other nonprofits, TTCF has launched the Tahoe Truckee Emergency Response Fund. Donations big and small will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations that are working within our community and are impacted by COVID-19. You can also volunteer with local nonprofits as they adapt to our new environment, write letters to isolated seniors or even donate thermometers to the Emergency Warming Center. Here is a comprehensive list of local emergency resources and volunteer opportunities updated regularly on the TTCF website. Please donate and give what you can today.

Local Opportunities and Resources

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund


COVID-19 is a global crisis. This is very different from an emergency like a catastrophic wildfire or natural disaster. At those times, people from near and far send help in the form of money and donations. Right now, communities everywhere are affected. That means that we have to come together with our neighbors, friends, and people who really love this community to help Tahoe/Truckee however we can.


This is not business as usual. Local resorts, businesses, and restaurants are shutting down. We have one hospital and half a dozen critical needs service organizations to serve over 30,000 people. We’re about to feel the toll on our small rural system. Please help us ease the burden on our hospitals and nonprofits by responding quickly. No gift is too small. We need everybody.

Resilient Business and Nonprofit Webinar Series


Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and the Sierra Business Council’s Small Business Development Center co-produced with Sierra Business Council a four-part webinar series.

  • Assistance Available for Businesses & Nonprofits Recording
  • Cash Flow and Scaling Operations Recording
  • Virtual Workforce and Meetings Recording
  • HR Topics in Challenging Times Recording

Hunger Relief

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

TTUSD is providing meal services for pickup at selected school sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless a snow day is called. The district is also providing meal delivery to several neighborhood locations in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe every weekday during school closures. All meals are delivered in marked TTUSD vans. If you have any questions, please call (530) 582-2528 or email food@ttusd.org

Sierra Community House

To sign up for a nonperishable food delivery, please leave a message at (775) 545-4083 or send an email to food@sierracommunityhouse.org

Sierra Senior Services

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sierra Senior Services will deliver lunch to any senior 60 and older in Truckee and the North Lake Tahoe area. Email: info@sierraseniors.org

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is supplementing efforts by local school authorities and hunger relief agencies by providing a grab-and-go dinner service to local families in Kings Beach and Incline Village.

  • Meal Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • KB Location: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, front entrance/curbside
  • Incline Location: Incline Elementary School, upper bridge/curbside

Mental Health / Crisis Intervention / Family Support/County Services

  • Local Crisis Hotline: (800) 736-1060
  • Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • National Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255
    • Text: (CA) text “START” to 741741 or (NV) text “ANSWER” to 839863
  • Substance Use Services: Please call (530) 889-7240, option 5 (when prompted) or attend one of the screening clinics
  • Placer County Services
    • Placer County Adult Crisis & Intake 24-Hour Phone Line: (916) 787-8860 or (888) 886-5401
    • Placer County Children System of Care (Children’s Behavioral Health and Child Welfare (abuse and neglect reporting) (916) 872-6549 or toll-free (866) 293-1940
    • CalFresh, Medical, Cash aid: mybenefitscalwin.org or (888) 385-5160
    • WIC: placer.ca.gov/2918/Women-Infants-Children-WIC or (530) 546-1982
  • Nevada County Services
    • Nevada County Health and Human Services: Customers in need of Cash Assistance, Food Assistance-Calfresh, and Medi-Cal call (530) 582-7803 or apply on-line at mynevadacounty.com
    • Nevada County Adult Behavioral Health and Substance Use Services: Contact Laura Zettler-Mann at (530) 913-4156
    • Nevada County Children’s Behavioral Health and Spanish Speaking Behavioral Health: (530) 913-0558
    • Nevada County Public Health Clinic and WIC (530) 582-7814

Emergency Warming Center

Call (530) 386-7954 for a recorded message each day to check if open. Donation requests to be dropped off at Word After Word bookstore, Monday through Friday 8 to 11 a.m. (10118 Donner Pass Rd. #2, Truckee, CA 96161).

  • Need: Braun Thermoscan thermometer covers OR a new thermometer for ear or forehead reading

Special shopping hours offered for immune-suppressed and people over 65:

  • Safeway: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 a.m.
  • Save Mart: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 a.m.
  • New Moon: every morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (online ordering and curbside pickup available)

Volunteer Need

Sierra Senior Services is providing meal delivery services to over 100 local community members and the numbers are increasing. Many of these individuals are isolated and could use a little community connection. Please consider writing a brief letter/card/note to a senior and Sierra Senior Services will deliver it when they drop off meals. Multiple letters may be enclosed in a single envelope addressed to Sierra Senior Services. Letters may be addressed to “Dear neighbor” or whatever you see fit!

Send letters to:

Sierra Senior Services
10040 Estates Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161

Census 2020

COVID-19 is affecting everything … But it is still very important to participate in the Census 2020! And it has never been easier to respond on your own, in the comfort of your home, whether online, over the phone or by mail — all without having to meet a Census taker. Go to my2020census.gov/ or call (844) 330-2020 (English), (844) 468-2020 (Spanish) to complete the census. Let everyone count! Nevada County information: nevadacountycounts.org/be-counted/

Town of Truckee is Looking for Community Feedback

The Town of Truckee, Placer County, and the Truckee Chamber are looking to respond to community needs during this unsettled COVID-19 period and beyond. They are asking for feedback to better understand priorities and opinions. Please consider joining FlashVote to share your feedback via short surveys over the next few weeks.

California is working swiftly to help workers hurt by COVID-19.

  • If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance claim.
  • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave claim.
  • If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
  • If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance claim.

Check out the chart at the bottom of the webpage for more information on benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)

Information and resources for immigrant communities: crlaf.org/coronavirus

Read the full wCARES Act Frequently Asked Questions on mynevadacounty.com. How the CARES Act works for nonprofits: nonprofitquarterly.org/cutting-through-the-jargon-how-the-cares-act-works-for-nonprofits/ 

~ Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation


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