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2022 Annual Report

The mission of the Martis Camp Foundation is to enhance the
quality of life in the Truckee/North Tahoe community.

Martis Camp Foundation Values:
Community • Family • Outdoor Lifestyle and Recreation
Connection to the Truckee/North Tahoe Community
Helping Others • Access to Quality Education

Your Impact Through the MCF

13 Years
Serving the
Truckee/North Tahoe
community since 2010

$5 Million
Donated to the
Truckee/North Tahoe
community since 2010

The number of
nonprofit organizations
supported in 2022

Grants to local
nonprofit partners
in 2022

College scholarships
awarded to local high school
graduates in 2022

Education scholarships
awarded to Martis Camp
Ambassadors in 2022


View the complete 2022 financials for the Martis Camp Foundation

Your Donations at Work
Donations to the Martis Camp Foundation go back into the Truckee/North Tahoe community in three ways:  Community Grants, College Scholarships and Ambassador Scholarships. Community grants are given to nonprofit organizations working in the region. College scholarships are awarded to deserving local graduates in need who aspire to attend college. Ambassador scholarships are awarded to eligible Martis Camp employees and their children to assist with continuing education, tutoring and tuition assistance. Read on for more details!

Community Grants


The MCF is one of the largest providers of grants to the local nonprofit community.

In 2022, 53 nonprofit partners (listed below) received an average grant of $14,150 from the MCF.  MCF community grants totaled $750,000, awarded in the areas of Youth Development, Education, Human Services and Recreation. The MCF awarded four major capital grants this year totaling $200,000 to KidsZone Museum, Forest Futures, Tahoe Donner Recreation and Parks District community pickleball courts, and the Rocker Memorial Skate Park. Many grant recipients have shared messages of thanks with the MCF, some of which are included below.

2022 Community Grant Recipients

Youth Development
Adventure Risk Challenge
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Cast Hope
Girls on the Run - Sierras
SOS Outreach
Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Truckee Community Theater
Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association

Achieve Tahoe
Biking for a Better World
Clean Up the Lake
Northstar Team Foundation
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association
Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue
Trails & Vistas
Truckee Trails Foundation

Aim High
Arts for the Schools
Friends of the Truckee Library Inc.
Gateway Mountain Center
Glenshire Special Friends
Headwaters Science Institute/TTUSD
La Fuerza Latina
Pathways to Aviation
Positively Rolling
Sagehen Outdoor Education Program
Sierra Avalanche Center
Soroptomist International of Truckee Donner
Tahoe Expedition Academy
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Truckee Roundhouse

Human Services
Granite Wellness Center
High Fives Foundation
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc.
North Tahoe Truckee Homeless Services
Send It Foundation
Sierra Community House
Sierra Senior Services
Slow Food Tahoe
Tahoe Ability Program
Tahoe Food Hub
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Truckee Community Christmas
UC Davis Field Trip
Wampler Foundation

Capital Grants
Forest Futures
KidZone Museum
Rocker Memorial Skate Park
TDRPD Pickleball Courts

Messages of Thanks from Community Grant Recipients

Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Category: Human Services

“With your award we can further support lifesaving care for our patient community. Thank you for the last gift. We are incredibly grateful.”

— Karli Epstein, Tahoe Forest Heath System Foundation

Send It Foundation
Category: Human Services

“We are energized by your commitment to the mission of Send It and are grateful for your continued support. Your partnership makes our work possible and creates lasting impact on young lives. Thank you for making a difference.”

— Katie Schou, Executive Director

KidZone Museum
Category: Capital Grant

“With your help we will be able to build our 12,000 square foot museum in downtown Truckee, dramatically expanding our programs to serve children of all ages with a special focus on STEAM learning, serving families and children with disabilities, and building our teen studio.”

— Carol Meagher, Executive Director

Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District Community Pickleball Courts
Category: Capital Grant

“Please accept our sincere thank you for your generosity and support of the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District. Thanks to charitable donations from people like you, we are able to offer quality parks, facilities, and recreation opportunities to all in our community.”

— Teresa McNamara, Accounting Manager

College Scholarships

The Martis Camp Foundation is the largest grantor of college scholarships in the Truckee/North Tahoe region.  In 2022, the MCF awarded $260,000 to 10 local high school graduates. Congratulations to all!

Juan Camacho-Morales
University of Nevada, Reno
Katelyn Connor
Cal State Los Angeles
Martin Herrera
UC Santa Barbara
Jace Hoffman
Chapman University
Quinn Krommenhoek
Cal State Monterey Bay
Valeria Martin-Gomez
University of Portland
James Martinez Vichao
San Francisco State University
Brook Saathoff
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Tiana Sisto
Sonny Strusinski
University of Utah

Ambassador Scholarships

Martis Camp Ambassador scholarships provide continuing education, trade school and college  tuition assistance to eligible Martis Camp employees. In addition, they provide pre-K through 12th grade college tuition and tutoring assistance to eligible dependents of employees. In 2022, $65,000 was awarded to 19 Martis Camp Ambassadors and their children. Here's how they're applying the funds they received.

Jaime (right)
MCCA Ambassador
Lidia (left)
Club Ambassador
  • Ashley is finishing up pre-requisites at Truckee Meadows Community College so she can attend a nursing program.
  • Jake received scholarships to help his two children attend Tahoe Expedition Academy.
  • Amy is continuing her nursing degree at Westminster College.
  • Devon is continuing his education at Chico State.
  • Jason is continuing his education at Cal Maritime.
  • Ember is taking online classes at ASU.
  • Lidia received a scholarship for her daughter to attend a private pre-school as well as a scholarship for herself to continue her education at Sierra College.
  • Jaime received a certificate from California Association of Community Managers.
  • Juan is just one semester away from earning his degree in turfgrass management from Penn State World Campus.
  • Stephanie is continuing her education at University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Jose received a scholarship for his daughter to take classes at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Linnea is taking classes at the University of Tennessee.
  • Uriel is furthering his education at Truckee Meadows Community College.
  • Connor received scholarships to help both of his children attend private school.
  • Stephanie is continuing her education at Truckee Meadows Community College.
  • CJ is taking real estate classes.

Who We Are


“We know that a vibrant and healthy Truckee benefits all of us, and the Martis Camp Foundation invests in building a stronger community. The MCF focuses on the areas that are important to so many Martis Camp Members: Youth Development, Education, Human Services and Recreation. We are proud to represent the big hearts that so many Martis Camp Members have.”

— Liz McDermott, MCF Co-Chair

MCF Leadership (pictured, from left)
Co-Chair Liz McDermott, 2019
Executive Director Wendy Damonte, 2021
Co-Chair John Earnhardt, 2018

MCF Board of Directors
Todd Achondo, 2019 • Michael Ackermann, 2022
Dana Bisconti, 2021 • Curran Dandurand, 2020
Jeff Dandurand, 2020 • Barbara Demmon, 2021
Laura Fenger, 2019 • Eileen Fiore, 2019
Valerie Lemmon, 2017 • Megan Patterson, 2022
Steven Romick, 2015 • Christina Stoever-Young, 2022
Jennifer Walske, 2021 • Liz Weingart, 2020
Barbie Witmer, 2018

*Year listed denotes when director’s service began



In 2010, the Martis Camp Foundation (MCF) was created as a 501(c)3 public charity to support the Truckee/North Tahoe community. Initially funded by Martis Camp developers and annual Club events, the MCF is now funded and run by Members of Martis Camp.

The majority of the money we award as community grants and scholarships comes from our Glamp at the Camp dinner and auction held annually during the summer. In 2022, this event raised more than $1.2 million. This year’s event is Saturday, July 22nd at the Family Barn.

In addition to attending the auction (Members and their guests), we have several ways to easily donate to the MCF:

Email the MCF at

Write a check to the Martis Camp Foundation and mail to:
MCF c/o Martis Camp Club, 7951 Fleur Du Lac, Truckee, CA 96161

Contributions can also be made through a donor advised fund (or charitable gift fund).

Martis Camp Community Foundation’s EIN is 27-3532704. All donations to the MCF (a 501(c)3 charitable organization) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.