Purchase Giving Cards

Make Your Gift Matter! Experience a new avenue of charitable giving with Giving Cards from the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

Much like retail gift cards, Giving Cards make great gifts to celebrate birthdays, holidays or other special occasions by allowing the recipient the opportunity to support the charity they care about, anywhere in the country.

Feel good, inspire others, and give someone a reason to celebrate by sharing a Giving Card today!

This unique gift benefits you too! You receive a tax deduction for the full amount of your Giving Card purchase.

Here's how it works:

Step 1

Click on PURCHASE GIVING CARDS below

Step 2

Choose from our variety of Giving Card designs

Step 3

Select a denomination of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000

Step 4

Click on the PROCEED TO CHECKOUT to complete your purchase

Your order confirmation, including tax receipt, will be sent via email.
Giving Cards will be shipped via USPS within 5 business days.


Giving Card Ideas


  • Back To School
  • Grandparents Day
  • Anniversary
  • Baby Shower
  • Birthday
  • Achievement
  • Bon Voyage
  • Bridal Shower
  • Bridesmaids
  • Care Package
  • Engagement
  • Get Well Soon
  • Graduation
  • Groomsmen
  • Host/Hostess
  • Housewarming
  • New Baby
  • Retirement
  • Sympathy
  • Thank You
  • Wedding
  • Client Appreciation
  • Corporate Rewards


  • More Giving Card Info


    Terms & Conditions

  • Giving Cards may be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity, school or faith-based organization in good standing.

  • Individual Giving Card values may not be split among charities. The selected charity will receive a contribution matching the full face value of the card.

  • In accordance with IRS regulations covering charitable contributions, Giving Cards may not be used for the following purposes: to fulfill a pledge; to support a political campaign; to purchase raffle tickets; to pay for membership, dinner or any other activity that provides a benefit; to pay for personal expenses incurred by a relative, including tuition; to provide any other substantial private benefit to any individual.

  • Donations to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Giving Card are recognized as irrevocable charitable contributions to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and must be used exclusively for charitable purposes. A charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes can be claimed only by the person who makes the original donation for the Giving Card, not the person who designates the specific charity.

  • All Giving Card sales are final.

  • Lost or stolen cards will not be replaced.

  • Giving Cards may not be redeemed for cash.

  • Redeeming a Giving Card is not tax deductible.

  • Cards expire one year after they are issued. Dollars not redeemed by Giving Card recipients will be granted out to charities to improve the Tahoe region’s quality of life.


  • FAQs

  • Q: What does it cost to purchase a Giving Card?
  • A: Cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. There is a $5 processing fee for each card purchased. The $5 processing fee includes shipping charges.

  • Q: How long does it take to receive my Giving Card?
  • A: Giving Cards will be processed during normal business hours of 9:00am- 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Giving Cards will be shipped via USPS within 5 business days.

  • Q: Who receives a tax deduction?
  • A: A charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes can be claimed only by the person who makes the original donation for the Giving Card, not the person who redeems the Giving Card.

  • Q: How much is tax deductible?
  • A: The total amount listed on your confirmation receipt which includes the card value and processing fees.

  • Q: How do I receive my tax receipt?
  • A: You will receive an order confirmation email, including tax receipt, shortly after purchase.

  • Q: How do I redeem my Giving Card?
  • A: Go to www.parasol.org and click on the Redeem Giving Cards button. Enter your Giving Card number located on the back of the card. Enter your information. Enter the charity you would like to support along with the city and state. Accept the Terms of Agreement. Click Redeem.

  • Q: When does the Giving Card expire?
  • A: Cards expire one year after they are issued. The expiration date is indicated on the Giving Card. Dollars not redeemed by Giving Card recipients are directed to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s Community Fund to improve our region’s quality of life.

  • Q: Can I place a customized order?
  • A: Yes. The minimum customized order is 25 cards. Please contact Parasol at 775-298-0190.

  • If you have any questions about purchasing Giving Cards, please contact:
    Arielle Patton Hall
    Office Manager
    775-298-0190
    arielleh@parasol.org

    Redeem Your Giving Card

    Redeeming your Giving Card is as easy as 1-2-3.

    Giving cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States (including schools, churches & synagogues).

    Here's what you do:

    Step 1

    Click on REDEEM GIVING CARDS below

    Step 2

    Enter the Giving Card information

    Step 3

    Select a charity you would like to benefit with this gift

    Questions?


    If you have any questions about redeeming your Giving Card, please contact:
    Arielle Patton Hall
    Office Manager
    775-298-0190
    arielleh@parasol.org

    Here's What People are Saying

    “Giving Cards gave me an easy way to introduce my kids to philanthropy and giving back-now philanthropy is a family affair!”
    “This holiday season, we celebrated our employees’ hard work by giving them all $50 Giving Cards. It was a simple way to thank them for a job well done and give them the chance to pay it forward in the community.”
    “The Parasol Giving Card was a wonderful family event and created some lasting memories.”
    “Giving Cards are a rewarding way to celebrate my friends and family! Knowing that I’ve given them the power to make a difference is invaluable.”