Grant Kaye has spent the last twelve years giving back to this community. He may not be the most visible contributor, but he’s always there, behind the scenes and working tirelessly.
Grant is one of the founding members of Truckee’s new makerspace Truckee Roundhouse. He has had a vision of bringing a makerspace to this community for over five years and has finally been able to help make it happen. He’s worked non-stop for over two years to get the space open to the community. As a board member, treasurer, wood shop lead, teacher, and much more, Grant is arguably the driving force behind this project and the community is lucky to have him as part of it.
As a professional photographer, Grant also donates his time and photos to a number of different non-profit fundraisers.  He has donated photography classes that have gone for up to $2000.00 and is always willing to contribute time and/or artwork to those that ask. 
 Grant is also on the board of the McConkey Foundation. Every year he spends over a month of his time helping to prepare for the McConkey Gala. From building sets to acquiring auction items to offering his DJing talents, Grant steps up and does whatever is needed to ensure a successful event.
 Grant has been involved in the Burning Man art world for years and has been instrumental in a number of Burning Man projects including Electric Lady Land, The Ship, Embrace and the Space Whales.  His design capabilities, expertise in building, effective management style, and willingness to see a project through has made him a valued contributor to the events art community.
 Grant embodies the phrase ‘Service Above Self’ – he is an outstanding example of the positive impact one person can have on a community.