Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Truckee River Fund

Grants to California and Nevada Nonprofits and
Agencies to Protect and Preserve the Truckee River

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Community Foundation of Western Nevada - Truckee River Fund

Deadline Date:

02/08/18 Received by Noon


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit organizations, nonprofit educational institutions, and governmental agencies for programs and projects that have a major impact on the enhancement and protection of the water resources and water quality of the Truckee River or its watershed.

The fund advisors may recommend up to a total of $900,000 in grant awards but may choose to award less than the amount available.

Proposals are encouraged for the following:

A. Projects that improve bank or channel stabilization and decrease erosion.
B. Structural controls or Low Impact Development (LID) projects on tributaries and drainages to the Truckee River where data supports evidence of pollution and/or sediments entering the Truckee River.
C. Projects that remove pollution from the Truckee River.
D. Projects that remove or control invasive aquatic species or terrestrial invasive plant species that are adverse to water supply.
E. Other projects that meet the grant priorities listed below.

Grant Priorities:

TMWA recommends that the Advisors give preference to well-prepared and thought out grant requests for projects and programs that mitigate substantial threats to water quality and the watershed, particularly those threats upstream or nearby treatment and hydroelectric plant intakes:

I. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS): Projects/Programs that support the prevention or control of aquatic invasive species in the main stream Truckee River, Lake Tahoe, other tributaries and water bodies in the Truckee River system.

II. Watershed Improvements: Projects that reduce erosion or sediment, suspended solids, or TDS discharges to the River. Projects or programs that are located within 303d (impaired waters) sections of the River should be considered, both in California and Nevada. Innovative techniques should be encouraged.

III. Local Stormwater Improvements: Projects that are well designed which mitigate storm water run off due to urbanization of the local watershed. Priority should be given to those improvement projects in close proximity to TMWA’s water supply intakes and canals and which will improve the reliability and protect the quality of the community’s municipal water supply.

IV. Re-Forestation and Re-Vegetation Projects: Projects to restore forest and upland areas damaged by fire and historical logging operations, and to improve watershed resiliency in drought situations. Projects/programs in this category should be given a high priority due to urbanization of the watershed and increased susceptibility of the urban and suburban watershed to wildfire.

V. Support to Rehabilitation of Local Tributary Creeks and Drainage Courses: Practical projects to support water quality improvement in Gray Creek, Bronco Creek, Mogul Creek, Chalk Creek, Steamboat Creek and the North Truckee Drain.

VI. Stewardship and Environmental Awareness: Support to Clean-Up programs and the development and implementation of educational programs relative to water, water quality and watershed protection.

VII. Meet Multiple Objectives: Projects/Programs should identify opportunities to meet multiple water quality and watershed objectives as outlined above with preference given to those achieving multiple benefits.

VIII. Leverage Stakeholder Assets and Participation: Projects/Program selection should include an assessment of various stakeholder interests in all aspects of river water quality, watershed protection, source water protection and species enhancement thereby leveraging available funds and other assets.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174549

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

Charitable Beneficiaries must either implement the projects, activities, and/or programs for which they received Fund distributions within six months (180 days) of the date in which such distributions are received or by date(s) as agreed upon in the grant acceptance agreement, or must return all such distributions to the Community Foundation forthwith

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, nonprofit educational institutions, or governmental agencies. Any grants to governmental entities must be made exclusively for public benefit purposes.

Pre-Application Information:


The deadline for submitting your completed proposal is Thursday, February 8, 2018, at noon. Applications must be confirmed as received by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada by the deadline to be considered for funding.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the RFP/Application form and the Grant Priorities document.

Match Requirement:

All applicants are required to provide a twenty-five percent match for dollars requested. The match may be funding and/or in-kind services or resources. Guidelines for requests of matching funds are provided in the attached application form (see Supporting Documents below). For larger grant requests, priority will be given to projects that significantly leverage the grant with funding from other sources. Indirect/overhead expenses cannot exceed 25 percent.

Please Note: Grants are paid on a reimbursable basis for actual expenditures.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the application in PDF format to

For more information, contact Lauren Renda at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at the above email address or at 775-333-5499.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Areas Along the Truckee River or its watershed

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California;   Nevada