The Excellence in Education Foundation raises money to provide grants in support of educational programs within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District through community partnerships.

The Excellence in Education Foundation raises money to provide grants in support of educational programs within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District through community partnerships. These partnerships have resulted in the success of our popular, long-standing fundraising programs: Dining for Schools, Golfing for Schools and Skiing for Schools. Individual contributions are also welcomed and greatly appreciated through the Foundation’s Friends of Education donation program.

Become a Friend of Education

Individuals and businesses can become a "Friend of Education" by providing one-time, monthly, or annual donations. Your contributions directly impact students within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

Dining for Schools
Dining For Food

The program is currently on hold.

More than 40 local restaurants partner with the Foundation for the Dining for Schools program. Each Dining for Schools card entitles the bearer to a half-off entrée during the fall and spring.

Golfing for Schools
Golfing for Schools

Our golf partners generously donate 275 rounds each to the Golfing for Schools program. Each pass entitles the bearer to 18 holes of golf at five courses during specified times during the season. Golfing for Schools has raised over $1,683,000 for the Foundation to date. Partners include Coyote Moon Golf Course, Gray’s Crossing Golf Course, Old Greenwood Golf Course, Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, and Tahoe City Golf Course.

Skiing for Schools
Skiing for Schools

Each year, our ski resort partners set aside Skiing for Schools tickets to benefit the Foundation. These dedicated partners provide either discounted lift tickets or a portion of the day’s total revenue to demonstrate their commitment to education in our community. Skiing for Schools has raised more than $1,770,000 to date. Partners include Homewood Mountain Resort, Northstar California, Palisades Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner Downhill, Tahoe Donner Cross-Country, and Tahoe XC.