Heavenly Mountain Resort this week announced it is giving 47 local nonprofit organizations cash grants and in-kind donations for the 2011-12 season.
Vail Resorts Echo, the company’s corporate sustainability program, was established in 2008 to bring a more focused approach to local charitable giving and, since its inception, has contributed more than $6 million annually to more than 150 organizations surrounding its six resorts.
Through Echo, 24 nonprofit organizations in the South Lake Tahoe area will receive cash grants in the coming year, including Bread & Broth, a weekly dinner program at Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Heavenly will serve as a monthly sponsor of the “Adopt-A-Day of Nourishment” at Bread & Broth, which provides a hot meal to approximately 125 less fortunate local residents every Monday.
Heavenly and Northstar will team up to financially support the Snowboard Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization that builds character in youth through outdoor adventure.
Heavenly will also make in-kind donations to local organizations including: South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, Douglas County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, and Bijou Community School.
The recipients were selected by the Heavenly Echo Giving Council, which identifies important local organizations with successful programs that change the lives of children and protect the outstanding natural resources that make South Lake Tahoe unique.
The following organizations will receive donations from Heavenly:
· American Youth Soccer Organization Region 282
· Tahoe Baikal Institute
· Barton Community Foundation – Festival of Trees and Lights
· Bijou Community School
· Bijou Community School PTA
· Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
· Bread & Broth
· Carson Valley Children’s Center
· CASA El Dorado
· Christmas Cheer
· Clean Tahoe Program
· Douglas County Education Foundation
· Douglas County School Race Training Program
· Douglas County Sheriff Search and Rescue
· El Dorado Fish and Game
· Forest Service Winter Trek Program
· Get in the Act! Arts in Action
· Heavenly Valley Ski Foundation
· Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation
· Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School
· Lake Tahoe Humane Society
· Lake Tahoe Unified School District
· Lake Tahoe Unified School District – Summit to Sand Program
· Marine Research & Education
· Mefiyi Foundation
· Sierra Avalanche
· Sierra House Elementary School PTA
· Snowboard Outreach Society
· Sober Grad Night
· South Lake Tahoe Amateur Hockey Association
· South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
· South Lake Tahoe 5th Graders on the Hill Program
· South Tahoe High School Tennis Team
· South Tahoe Middle School
· South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League
· South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center
· St. Theresa School
· Sugar Pine Foundation
· Tahoe Arts Project
· Tahoe Heritage Foundation
· Tahoe Parents Nursery School
· Tahoe Tallac Association
· Tahoe Turning Point
· Tahoe Valley Elementary
· Tahoe Youth & Family Services
· Recreation Club at South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
· Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.