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February 28, 2013
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Tahoe Fund receives National Environmental Education Foundation awards grant

TAHOE, Calif. - The Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit raising funds for environmental improvement projects in the Tahoe Basin announced it received an "Every Day Capacity Building Grant" from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The grant program is made possible through support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. This grant will provide resources to help the Tahoe Fund expand its online fundraising capacity and donor management capabilities. The Tahoe Fund was one of 29 grantees selected from a competitive pool of 160 applicants.

"We are honored to have the support of NEEF and Toyota to help us expand our efforts to raise funding for environmental projects," said Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. "With this grant we will be able to expand our reach to the millions of people who are passionate about Tahoe and want to join us in our efforts to preserve this extraordinary environment."

Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a bi-state nonprofit dedicated to raising money for environmental improvement projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and build a stronger sense of environmental stewardship in the Tahoe Basin. The organization has funded the following projects: two critical watershed restoration projects that significantly reduced the flow of fine sediment into Lake Tahoe, two one-mile sections of the Tahoe Bikeway that will one day connect around the entire lake, a bi-state park in South Lake Tahoe, and the UC Davis State of the Lake Report which analyzes important scientific data on the health of Tahoe.

Donations of any amount are welcome by the Tahoe Fund. Founders Circle membership is open to supporters pledging $5,000 or more. Information is available at info@tahoefund.org or by calling 775-298-0035.

Visit www.tahoefund.org for more information about the nonprofit and the License Plate for Powder initiative, running through April 15.

About the National Environmental Education Foundation

The National Environmental Education Foundation is the nation's leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF provides knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Learn more at www.neefusa.org.


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