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Community Impact Grant Cycle

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation invites proposals for its 2024 Community Impact Grant Cycle.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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 or school in good standing
  • Be incorporated in Nevada or California; in good standing with respective state
  • Directly provide more than 50% of services in the Tahoe Basin

Grants are not award for the following uses:

  • Direct religious activity, political lobbying activities or other political purposes
  • Sponsoring special events (i.e. fundraising, dinners, etc)
  • Nonprofits for their grantmaking (pass through funding)
  • Activities that have already occurred/reimbursing prior expenses

Submission Deadline: Complete proposal and cover page must be submitted to grants@parasol.org by 4:00pm on Monday, June 3. Late or incomplete submissions will not go through to the evaluation process.

Cover Page: All applicants must provide a cover page providing the following in the order listed:

  • Organization name
  • Mailing address
  • Tax ID number
  • Contact name and title
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name and contact information of staff responsible for organization communications/marketing

Proposal: Narrative must address each of the following items in the order listed below. Please include each number, and question or statement in bold prior to your written response. Please limit narrative responses to no more than three pages.

  1. Grant amount requested (Up to $20,000)
  2. Organization mission and purpose.
  3. Describe a specific instance where your organization’s work directly benefited the community or an individual.
    • What was the specific challenge or problem, what was your organization’s role in intervening, what was the positive outcome for the person or community?
  4. Will this support a new project/program or existing organization programs?
    • Please describe the project or program(s) and how this funding will support them.
  5. Please list the percentages of services provided by your organization to the following areas: (Please include any relevant data that demonstrates these percentages.)
    • Lake Tahoe Basin:
    • Truckee:
    • Reno/Carson Valley:
    • Other (please specify):

Attachments: Please include the following attachments:

  1. Please include your organization’s most recently completed budget to actual
  2. If this grant will fund a new project, please include a project budget
  3. Please include your organization’s IRS tax determination letter

When possible, please combine all documents (cover page, proposal narrative, and attachments) into one file for submission.

All applicants will receive a determination letter by July 31, 2024.

For any questions regarding this grant cycle, please contact Laura Roche at laurar@parasol.org or 775.298.0190.

If you want to learn more about the Community Impact Grant application or have any questions about the application and/or process, please watch our Community Impact Grant Information Session.

Action Grants

Action Grants are small grants that are intended to pay for one-time expenses or materials for organizations/programs serving the Lake Tahoe Basin. Grants are expected to range between $500 to $2,500. Organizations may only receive one Action Grant once per calendar year- Action Grant awards will not disqualify organizations from receiving Community Fund grants. Action Grants cannot be used to reimburse prior expenses. Grants will be reviewed and decided on by the Community Foundation’s Community Impact Committee and awarded quarterly. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis- to be considered at the next Committee meeting, please ensure that your application is submitted by the next listed due date.

2024 Due Dates: February 29, 2024; May 31, 2024; August 31, 2024; November 30, 2024


Awards are expected to be announced within 30 days of the close of each cycle (due date).

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.