Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) established the Truckee River Fund (the Fund) in 2004. The purpose of the Fund as stated in the Fund agreement is that it “shall be used exclusively for projects that protect and enhance water quality or water resources of the Truckee River, or its watershed”. In addition, the Fund provides TMWA with a vehicle for responding to the numerous requests from outside groups and organizations that are involved in promoting and improving the health of the Truckee River System and watershed, thus benefiting the primary water source for the community and, in the long run, benefiting TMWA customers.
The Fund is held at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Fund utilizes an Advisory Committee of nine members. The Advisory Committee equally represents the three political entities in the area; Washoe County, City of Reno, and City of Sparks each appoint three members, none of whom may be elected officials. Click here for a current roster of the Advisory Committee.
Questions concerning the Truckee River Fund may be directed to John Enloe, Project Manager, Truckee Meadows Water Authority (775) 834-8250, or Tracy Turner, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Community Foundation of Western Nevada (775) 333-5499.