Sierra Business Council

A nonprofit organization

$4,950 raised by 21 donors

33% complete

$15,000 Goal

As Sierra Business Council looks ahead into 2024 and our 30th anniversary as an organization, we’d like to express our deepest gratitude for our supporters, partners, donors, and all other members of our network. 

Our community of contributors has helped SBC accomplish so much over the last 30 years. The impacts our organization has had in the Sierra Nevada in the last year alone are nearly too numerous to fit on one page; here are some of the highlights of what we’ve been up to this last year:

  • Launching the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF)/"California Jobs First" in the seven-county Eastern Sierra region to create transformative, equitable, and climate-resilient economic development opportunities and jobs in the Sierra Nevada
  • Expanding energy efficiency and climate mitigation in the Sierra by continuing our work offering energy audits, greenhouse gas reduction, and climate planning support through Sierra Nevada Energy Watch 
  • Continuing to serve the entrepreneurial backbone of the region through the Sierra Small Business Development Center, which served nearly 800 businesses and supported over 1000 jobs in 2024

Much of our work - including our grant-funded projects - wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our donors whose contributions address the overhead costs associated with this work and allow us to increase staff capacity to take on new programs critical to our vision for the Sierra Nevada. 

We’re once again participating in the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Give Back campaign to reach new donors and compete for challenge grants among our peer organizations in the Tahoe area. Donations to this end-of-year giving campaign support our work in the Truckee-Tahoe region and beyond, making our vision of economic prosperity, climate resilience, and strong communities possible throughout the Sierra Nevada. 

Please consider supporting SBC this giving season. 

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Sierra Business Council demonstrates innovative approaches and proactive solutions to increase community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.

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Organization name

Sierra Business Council

other names

SBC, Sierra SBDC

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Community Improvement


PO BOX 2428


(530) 582-4800

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