About Us

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation's mission is to enhance public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) to strengthen the learning experience for students. The Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources, and partnerships to benefit students, teachers, and the educational community as a whole. 

Founded as a business/education partnership and incorporated in 1986, Excellence in Education has been guided by the above mission for nearly thirty years.  An all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board of over 30 community members govern us.   Our Foundation serves approximately 4,000 students in a school district that encompasses 12 schools in a geographic area of 720 square miles. 

The primary focus of the Foundation has been awarding grants to teachers through a competitive process. We support “hands-on” academic learning experiences for students and promote instruction that is meaningful and relevant in real-world situations.  To date, the Foundation has awarded over $3,100,000 in grants to the classrooms and programs of TTUSD. Excellence in Education has funded the addition of supplemental math and reading tools, state of the art science equipment and musical instruments to the classroom. The Foundation also supports programs such as the 1:1 Chromebook program, where all students in the school district grades 6th through12th have a district-assigned Chromebook computer.  

Additionally, the Foundation administers the Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards, which recognize and reward outstanding teachers and classified staff respectfully in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Awards consist of a $2,000 grant to be used for educational purposes and a stipend of $1,000 for personal use. Nominated by parents, teachers, students and members of the community, these teachers and classified staff demonstrate creativity, exceptional merit, and dedication to innovation and are committed to making learning exciting every day. 

This school year alone the Foundation has funded over $250,000 in educator awards and grants to the classrooms and programs of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. We hope you will join us in making a positive difference in our public school community.

Please click here for our 2014 990 form.

2014 990 Form (1.43 MB)