Parasol Newsletter


In partnership with our donors, fundholders, and board members, the
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has dedicated more than
$710,000 so far to support our community throughout this crisis.

For the twenty-four years that Parasol has been serving our community,
our core value of collaborative partnership has never been more important
than during this crisis.

For more information, please view  our current newsletter.


Thank you to all who have contributed —
your time, your talents, your treasures — because we are always better together!

  • $9.3 MILLION


    From All Funds
  • $75.8 Million


    From Inception

Made Possible by our Generous Donors

2019 Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
by the Numbers

As the area’s oldest and largest community foundation, we envision a thriving community created through meaningful philanthropy, inclusive communication, and the willingness to explore possibilities together. We are dedicated to fulfilling this vision though the cultivation of community philanthropy that enhances and preserves the quality of life at Tahoe.

As a trusted partner in philanthropy, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation helps donors and nonprofits achieve their charitable goals to benefit our community.


We work with donors -
to create charitable funds according to their specific needs and interests
We inform donors -
of critical issues and match them with giving opportunities
We are responsible stewards -
of the charitable assets entrusted to our care
We make grants -
and provide support to nonprofits working to improve our community
We encourage -
and participate in community partnerships
We promote -
the importance of philanthropy in building a prosperous community

Program Areas


Arts, Culture & Heritage

Arts education, historical preservation, and a rich cultural experience


Community Support & Engagement

Strategic partnerships, civic initiatives, and faith-based causes


Education & Youth Development

Quality educational, training, and mentoring opportunities for children, youth and adults






Environmental sustainability & education, recreation, ecosystems, and wildlife


Social Services

Resources and programs promoting social well-being, helping to build a stronger community

2019 Grantee Organizations

(grants awarded from all funds)
ACE Scholarships
Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute
Adventure Risk Challenge
Aga Khan Foundation USA
Alzheimer's Association
American Association of University Women-North Tahoe
American Association of University Women-Tahoe Nevada Branch
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Parkinson Disease Association
American Red Cross
American Red Cross of Northern Nevada
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Arukah International
Assistance League of Greater Placer
Awaken INC
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Best Buddies Nevada
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Big Life Foundation USA
Boy Scouts of America Troop 37
Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley
Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
BrightFocus Foundation
Burning Man Project
Butler University
California Alumni Association
California CareForce
California Desert Chorale
Care Chest of Sierra Nevada
Carnation Farms
Carson Tahoe Health Foundation
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Chabad of Northern Nevada
Children's Center
Children's Skin Disease Foundation
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Chrysalis House
Classical Tahoe
Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Compassion International
Cornerstone Community Church
Council on Foundations
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Crossline Community Church
Dean-o and the Dynamos
Denver Art Museum
Desert Community Foundation
Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Diocese of Honolulu
Diocese of Palm Beach
DRI Foundation
Eisenhower Health Foundation
El Cerrito High School
Equal Justice Initiative
Every Man Ministries
Family Resource Center of Truckee
Far West Skiing
First Descents
For Kids Foundation
Friends of the Children
Friends of the Hunley
Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas
Fund for Peace Education
Gateway Mountain Center
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
Get Out the Vote
Girls on the Run-Sierras
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Golf Fore Africa
Grand Totals
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Hela Bima World
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
Hillsdale College
Honor Flight Nevada
Houston Baptist University
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
IIX Foundation
Incline Elementary School
Incline High School
Incline High School Boosters Club
Incline Middle School
Incline Schools Academic Excellence Foundation
Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation
Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
Incline Village General Improvement District
Incline Village Hispanic Foursquare Church
Incline Village Nursery School
Incline-Tahoe Foundation
Indian River Community Foundation
Inspiration Corporation
International Rescue Committee
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Joni and Friends
Josh Morros - Because I Can
Judicial Watch Inc.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Nevada Chapter
Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
Keep Memory Alive
Kids & Horses
KidZone Museum
KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting
Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
Lake Tahoe School
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.
League to Save Lake Tahoe
Liberty University Inc.
Little Pink Houses of Hope
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lustgarten Foundation
Marin Academy
Marines' Memorial Foundation
Mary, Star of the Sea Church
McCallum Theatre
Medora Christian Church
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Military Officers Association of America-Lake Tahoe Chapter
MIT Sloan School of Management
Mountain Area Preservation
Mountain View Montessori School
Multnomah University: Reno-Tahoe
National Automobile Museum
National Geographic Society
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nature Conservancy Nevada
Nevada Community Foundation
Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Primary Care Association
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
North Tahoe Arts
North Tahoe Family Resource Center
Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
Oakland Public Education Fund
Operation Smile
Our Lady of the Snows
Palm Springs Art Museum
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Inc.
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI)
Pet Network Humane Society
Points of Light Foundation
Princeton University
Red Rhino Orphanage Project
Reel Recovery
Reno Jazz Orchestra
Reno Rotary Foundation
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
Rocky Mountain Institute
Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton
Rotary Club of Incline Village
Rotary Club of Reno Central Charitable Foundation
Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline
Rotary District 5190 Community Fund
Rotary Foundation of Incline Village
Safe Talk for Teens
Sage Ridge School
Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
Scenic Nevada
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
Sierra Arts Foundation
Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra Club Foundation
Sierra Community House
Sierra Nevada Alliance
Sierra Nevada College
Sierra Nevada Donate Life
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Sierra Senior Services
Sierra State Parks Foundation
Simmaron Research
Slow Food Lake Tahoe
SOS Outreach
Special Olympics
St. Anthony Friary and Shrine
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Vincent School of Nursing
St. Xavier High School
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation
Strength India
Suffield Academy
Sugar Pine Foundation
Sukhasiddhi Foundation
Sun Valley Writers' Conference
Surfrider Foundation
Tahoe Arts Project
Tahoe Chamber Music Society
Tahoe Family Solutions
Tahoe Fund
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Tahoe Prosperity Center
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Tahoe Resource Conservation District
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Tahoe SAFE Alliance
Tahoe Transportation District
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail
Tahoe's Connection for Families
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
The BASIC Fund
The Church of St. Paul in the Desert
The Cure Starts Now Foundation
The Global Mission
The Global Resource Initiative
The Seminar Network
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Transforming Youth Recovery
Truckee Community Christmas, Inc.
Truckee Meadows Community College
Truckee River Watershed Council
UC Davis Foundation
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
UF Foundation
University of California, Berkeley Regents
University of Hawaii Foundation
University of Notre Dame
Washoe County Library System
Washoe County School District
Well Constructed
Western Folklife Center
World Golf Foundation
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
Yosemite Conservancy
Young America's Foundation
Young Life