Who We Are

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a non-profit public charity that is dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region – now and into the future.  We are building a more prosperous community by partnering with donors to make their charitable giving more meaningful, by supporting quality programs provided by local non-profit organizations and by providing community leadership on emerging issues.

Founded in 1996 by community members, Parasol is a donor-centered organization that, through the generosity of its donors, has granted over $44 million to charitable causes since its inception.  Each day we strive to increase the effectiveness of those grants as well as build and grow charitable assets to benefit our community for generations to come.

We invite you to join us as we work together in creating a better future - here in Tahoe, across the nation and around the world.


Parasol has received official confirmation from the Community Foundations National Standards Board certifying that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy.  This certification is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as their legal and financial advisors.


Charity Navigator's rating system provides objective assessment of the financial health as well as the accountability and transparency of charities. They have rated Parasol as Exceptional: Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.


The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is run with the same discipline as any private enterprise.  We are responsible to our donors, our non-profit partners and the community at large. We conduct our work with utmost integrity and our financial activities and reporting are transparent.