2019 Community Fund Grant Cycle - Open Now!

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The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation invites proposals for Community Projects in the Tahoe Basin.

What do we mean by Community Project?
We are looking for tangible projects taking place throughout the Tahoe Basin. Think community beautification, opportunities that provide shared experiences, and projects that provide a substantial benefit to our friends and neighbors, specifically residents of the Tahoe Basin.

Proposals may request up to $25,000. The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation intends to award a total of $50,000 through this grant cycle.

Emphasis will be placed on partnership projects; projects that need gap funding for completion; and sustainable projects that will remain ongoing rather than one-day, stand-alone projects.


  • Be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization that has held its tax-exempt status for two years or more; 501(c)(3) public charity, government agency, school and/or faith-based organization in good standing
  • Be incorporated in Nevada or California; in good standing with respective state
  • Directly serve the Tahoe Basin with final project outcomes taking place within the Tahoe Basin
  • The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation will not fund the following through this grant cycle:

    • general operating support
    • fund-raising events or sponsorship of events
    • appeals for religious purposes (though faith-based organizations may apply for projects benefitting the general community)
    • individuals
    • endowments
    • capital campaigns

    • Submission Deadline: Complete proposal and cover page must be submitted to grants@parasol.org by 4:00pm on Tuesday, July 2. Late or incomplete submissions will not go through to the evaluation process.

      All applicants must provide a cover page with the proposal providing the following:
      Organization name
      Mailing address
      Tax ID number
      Contact name and title
      Email address
      Phone number

      Proposal must address each of the following:

      Project Description: Please provide a brief (1-2 page) summary of the proposed project, including staff/board involvement, resources needed, and an overview of the organization’s capacity to successfully complete the project.

      Funding Need:
      a) Please indicate the amount of funding requested for the proposed project.
      b) Please list additional funding sources for the proposed project.

      Community Benefit: How will this project create positive change in the community that would not otherwise occur?

      People Served: Please provide the total estimated number of people served. Please indicate how many of the estimated people served will be Tahoe Basin residents.

      Project Outcomes: Please list the main goals of the proposed project and describe how you will evaluate the outcomes. How will you know the project is successful?

      Partnerships: Please describe any collaborative partnerships involved with the proposed project.

      Sustainability: Does the proposed project have a long-term impact? If so, please describe.

      Community Outreach: How will you communicate information about the proposed project to the community?

      Volunteerism: Does the proposed project allow for any volunteer/service day opportunities?

      Timeline: Please indicate the timeline of the proposed project from implementation to completion.

      Budget: Please submit the proposed project budget with the proposal.

      Optional Items:
      Collateral material
      Evidence of community support for the proposed project

      All applicants will receive a determination letter by August 20, 2019.

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Need Help?

For more information on our programs, please contact:
Megan Weiss
Director of Programs & Services