• $5.8 MILLION


    From All Funds
  • $4,541,554

  • $1,257,619


Made Possible by our Generous Donors

2018 Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
by the Numbers

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is Tahoe’s oldest and largest community foundation. We are dedicated to cultivating community philanthropy to enhance and preserve 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

Parasol’s Community Assessment – Data Guiding Decisions

Example image The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has been a vital part of the Lake Tahoe Community for more than twenty-two years, connecting charitable dollars to local needs.

In 2018, we engaged a third-party firm, MIG, to help us undertake an exciting endeavor to assess needs in the communities we serve, to optimize our impact, and improve the quality of life in the Tahoe Basin. With the help of MIG and community volunteers, we spoke with our donors, grantees, local partners and community members to find out what is important to them. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process!

We are pleased to present the results of our Community Assessment. This Assessment examines the priority issues, needs and challenges in the Tahoe region today, and how these priorities may affect the future of the Tahoe region. Information provided in this Community Assessment will guide our community initiatives and grantmaking going forward.

Stay tuned to see what comes next…

View Executive Summary       View full Community Assessment

2018 Grantee Organizations

(grants awarded from all funds)
10-90 Copperstate Foundation
Adventure Risk Challenge
Aga Khan Foundation USA
Aim High
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alzheimer's Association
American Association of University Women
American Cancer Society
American Parkinson Disease Association
American Red Cross
American Red Cross of Northern Nevada
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Apraxia Kids
Arts for Art, Inc.
ASCAP Foundation
Augustine Educational Foundation
Babson College
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Better Life Foundation Inc.
Blood Systems, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 37
Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley
Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
BrightFocus Foundation
Burning Man Project
Butler University
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund
Carnation Farms
Catcade Inc.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee
Children's Skin Disease Foundation
Chrysalis House
Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church
Classical Tahoe
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Cornerstone Community Church
Council On Foundations
Crisis Call Center
Crossline Community Church
Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Cure Starts Now Foundation
CYMBAL Foundation
Deep Roots Himalayan Foundation
Denver Art Museum
Desert Community Foundation
Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
Diocese of Honolulu
Diocese of Palm Beach
Discovery Children's Museum
DRI Foundation
Duke University
Eddy House
Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc
Eisenhower Medical Center
El Cerrito High School
Family Resource Center of Truckee
Far West Skiing
Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank and Kitchen
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Friends of the Urban Forest
Galena High School
Gateway Mountain Center
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
Girls on the Run-Sierras
Global Mission
Golf Fore Africa
Grand Canyon Trust
Hela Bima World
Hoover Institution
Incline High School Boosters Club
Incline Schools Academic Excellence Foundation
Incline Star Follies, Inc.
Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation
Incline Village General Improvement District
Incline Village Hispanic Foursquare Church
Incline-Tahoe Foundation
Indian River Community Foundation
Inspiration Corporation
International Crisis Aid
International Rescue Committee
Islamic Center of Claremont
Jenna & Patrick's Foundation of Hope
John's Island Foundation
Judicial Watch Inc.
Junior League of Reno
Keep Memory Alive
KidZone Museum
KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting
Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
Lake Tahoe School
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Lake Tahoe Unified School District
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.
League to Save Lake Tahoe
Little Pink Houses of Hope
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Marine Mammal Center
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marines' Memorial Foundation
Mariposa Academy of Language and Learning
Marquette University
McCallum Theatre
Medora Christian Church
Military Officers Association of America-Lake Tahoe Chapter
MIT Sloan School of Management
Montclair Orchestra
Mountain Area Preservation
Mountain View Montessori School
Mt. Tallac Continuation High School
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Museum of Northern Arizona
National Association of Conservation Districts
National Automobile Museum
National Conservation Foundation
National Geographic Society
National Jewish Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nature Conservancy Nevada
Navy SEAL Foundation
Nevada Community Foundation
Nevada Humane Society
Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Policy Research Institute
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
New Village School
North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
North Tahoe Family Resource Center
North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation
North Valley Community Foundation
Northern Arizona University Foundation
Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
Northern Nevada International Center
Oak Hill School
Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pei People Shar Pei Rescue
Pet Network Humane Society
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Northern California
Presentation Parish School
Princeton University
Project MANA
Read With Me Volunteer Programs
Red, White and Tahoe Blue
Reel Recovery
Reno Art Works
Reno Jazz Orchestra
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno
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 Rotary International
Rural Education and Development (READ) Global
Safe Talk for Teens
Sage Ridge School
Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
Salvation Army
Salvation Army Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter
Sea Watch, Inc.
Shade Tree
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra Club Foundation
Sierra Nevada Alliance
Sierra Nevada College
Sierra Nevada Donate Life
Sierra Senior Services
Simmaron Research
SOS Outreach
St. Anthony Friary and Shrine
St. Baldrick's Foundation
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
St. Theresa Catholic Church
St. Vincent School of Nursing
St. Xavier High School
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation Inc.
Strength India
Success Through Education Program (STEP)
Sukhasiddhi Foundation
Surfrider Foundation
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Tahoe Chamber Music Society
Tahoe Family Solutions
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Tahoe Fund
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Tahoe Prosperity Center
Tahoe Public Art
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Tahoe SAFE Alliance
Tahoe Transportation District
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Tahoe's Connection for Families
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Toastmasters International
Truckee Excellence in Music Parents Organization (TEMPO)
Truckee Meadows Community College
Truckee River Watershed Council
Truckee-Tahoe Swim Team
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
UF Foundation
Underdog Animal Rescue
University of California, Berkeley
University of Notre Dame
Valley Bible Church
Ventura County Community Foundation
Veterans Guest House
Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, Inc.
Washoe County Library System
Well Constructed
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center
Wounded Warrior Project
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
YES! Youth for Environmental Sanity
Yosemite Conservancy
Young Life