Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter and humane education programs.

This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000:

  • A grant of $1,000 will help us expand our Pet Assisted Therapy Program. The program brings joy to the lives of hundreds of local patients and residents at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, The Senior Center and the Extended Care Center. Volunteers, with their trained and certified therapy dogs, visit people who greatly benefit from the calming effects of an animal. Our Pet Assisted Therapy dogs bring smiles to hundreds of area patients and extended-care residents throughout the year.
  • A grant of $2,500 will expand our Humane Education Programs. Our Humane Education Programs highlight various topics throughout the year that nurture the people-pet relationship, emphasizing responsibility, safety and awareness. Our hope is to build a feeling of community and social awareness in the youth we reach. The impact of our presentations has resulted in many school-age children becoming involved in volunteering in our community. Humane Education presentations take place in four public elementary schools, one private school and four charter schools on a monthly basis. This program provided nearly 1,000 learning opportunities to students in 2017. 
  • A grant of $5,000 will help us bring services and education to insufficiently served populations through our quarterly Wellness Clinics; providing care to pets who have typically never seen a veterinarian and allowing loving pet owners to keep pets in their homes despite financial hardship. In 2017, this program provided 318 free vaccines and 82 free microchips for a savings of $13,500 to community members. We hope to expand our Wellness Clinics to include more communities in northern California and northern Nevada.
  • A grant of $10,000 will help us save more lives. As the only animal rescue organization in Truckee, we are responsible for rescuing all homeless animals in the area and finding them loving homes. In addition to helping homeless pets in our community, HSTT rescues approximately 300 pets facing euthanasia in overcrowded/underfunded shelters and Animal Services lacking an adoption program per year. Animal Services and shelters we regularly assist include; Washoe and Lyon County Animal Services, rural shelters throughout northern Nevada, including Lovelock and Battle Mountain and shelters throughout northern California.

Our current funding priorities are:

1. Animal Welfare: Animal Medical Costs for our adoptable pets.
2. Community Support: Wellness Clinics providing valuable medical treatment, vaccinations and microchips to underserviced communities.
3. Education: Humane Education Programs

Contact Dale Lawrence, Development Director, to talk with her about these exciting grant opportunities at 530-582-2468 or

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of our Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.