Supporting the people and places of Tahoe

Our Story

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that is dedicated to supporting the 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 nonprofit organizations and by providing community leadership on emerging issues.

Founded in 1996 by community members the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, has granted over $91 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.

For ten consecutive years Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation its highest possible rating of 4 stars. In addition, we have received a perfect overall score of 100 points for the past two years, designating us as an exceptional charity. We are in the top 1% of charities rated and this sets us apart from our peers and demonstrates to the public our trustworthiness.
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has been certified by the Community Foundations National Standards Board confirming 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.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving community created through meaningful philanthropy, inclusive communication, and the willingness to explore possibilities together.

Our Mission

Cultivating community philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life at Tahoe.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity: We are transparent in all of our transactions and maintain our commitments to our donors, partners, and the community.
  • Stewardship: We ensure the resources entrusted to our care are protected and invested in positive, sustainable outcomes for our community.
  • Inclusivity: We value all members of our community and act with respect and kindness to all.
  • Partnership: We work closely with our donors and partners to deliver positive community impact.
  • Innovation: We seek and stimulate new approaches, perspectives, and ideas to address what matters most to the people and communities we serve.

Financial Stewardship

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is run with the same discipline as any private enterprise. We are responsible to our donors, our nonprofit partners and the community at large. We conduct our work with utmost integrity, assuring transparency in all of our transactions and maintaining our commitments to donors, partners, and the community. We ensure the resources entrusted to our care are protected and invested in positive, sustainable outcomes for our community.

Audited Financial Statements - Calendar Year 2021  

Form 990 - Calendar Year 2021