Supporting the people and places of Tahoe

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Community Fund Grants

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s mission is to cultivate community philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life at Tahoe. The Community Foundation offers competitive Community Fund grants on an annual basis to organizations serving the Lake Tahoe Basin in our five programmatic areas. These grants allow nonprofit organizations to request the support they need to better serve the Tahoe Region.

The Community Foundation’s five programmatic areas include:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage: arts education, historical preservation and a rich cultural experience
  • Well-Being: enhanced quality of life through improved access to health care, critical services, food, housing and recreation
  • Community Engagement: dynamic partnerships, civic initiatives, and faith-based causes
  • Education and Youth Development: quality educational, training and mentoring opportunities for youth and adults
  • Environment: environmental sustainability, healthy ecosystems and wildlife

WHEN: The annual Community Fund Grant Cycle opens for application in Spring each year.

HOW: Sign up (BELOW) for our Nonprofit E-news to get notified when the grant cycle opens.

Lahontan Community Foundation Fund Grants

Lahontan Community Foundation (LCF) was founded in 2002 by the members, homeowners, and employees of the Lahontan Community in Truckee. LCF’s mission is to bring the Lahontan community together to have fun and raise as much money as possible to support the good works of local nonprofit organizations making a difference in the Truckee-North Tahoe region. Each year in late winter/early spring, LCF awards grants through a competitive grant cycle to nonprofit organizations working toward the betterment of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe communities.

WHEN: The annual Lahontan Community Foundation Fund Grant Cycle opens for application in late Winter each year.

HOW: Sign up (BELOW) for our Nonprofit E-news to get notified when the grant cycle opens.

Need Help?
For more information on applying for a grant, please contact:
Laura Roche
Program Director



Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center Grants

The purpose of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center (DWR Center) is to provide an economical and collaborative environment for nonprofit organizations. Since 2002, Parasol has operated the DWR Center as an innovative grant program providing nonprofit organizations with furnished office space, secure storage space and access to professional meeting rooms and event space. These grants are awarded to nonprofit, public charities and are annually renewable.

WHEN: All DWR Center Grants are open for application at any time throughout the year. All DWR Center Grants terminate on December 31st each year and are open for renewal annually.

HOW: See each individual grant section for more information.

DWR Center Room Use Grants

Organization Requirements

  • Be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt organization; 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
  • Actively participate in collaborative programs and services within the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Kings Beach community
  • Provide quality services and programs to the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Kings Beach community

If your organization meets the above requirements and is interested in using meeting space in the DWR Center, please contact Laura Roche, Program Director for more information on how to apply.

DWR Center Storage Grants

Organization Requirements

  • Be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt organization; 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
  • Actively participate in collaborative programs and services within the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Kings Beach community
  • Provide quality services and programs to the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Kings Beach community

The DWR Center storage is currently full. Please contact Laura Roche, Program Director, to add your organization to the waiting list.

DWR Center Resident Grants

The DWR Center Resident Grant presents an excellent opportunity for an organization to leverage generous operational support provided in the professional and secure DWR Center, allowing staff to focus their efforts on offering quality programs and services and sharing their passion with the community.

Applicant Criteria

Organizations applying for a DWR Center Resident Grant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization that has held its tax-exempt status for two years or more
  • Be incorporated in, and in good standing with, the state of Nevada (or if incorporated in another state registered as a foreign entity, and in good standing, with the state of Nevada)
  • Provide quality services and programs to the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Kings Beach community
  • Actively participate in collaborative programs and services
  • Have at least one paid staff member that will utilize the DWR Center Resident Office Space
  • Demonstrate good governance practices and organizational sustainability
  • Demonstrated capacity to meet the DWR Center Resident Grant Match requirement

If your organization meets the above applicant criteria and you are interested in applying for a DWR Center Resident Grant, please review the DWR Center Resident Grant Information Packet to find details on how to begin the application process.