Supporting the people and places of Tahoe

Our Impact

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.

by the Numbers

2021 Snapshot

As a trusted partner in philanthropy, the 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
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    Annual Report


    Celebrate with us the accomplishments of the Community Foundation and its incredible donors by viewing the 2020 Annual Report.



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

    2021 Grantee Organizations

    grants awarded from all funds

    300SL Foundation
    A Better Chance, Inc.
    Achieve Tahoe
    Adventure Risk Challenge
    Aim High
    Alameda County Community Food Bank
    Allen-Stevenson School
    Alzheimer's Association
    American Association of University Women-North Tahoe
    American Association of University Women-Tahoe Nevada Branch
    American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Nevada
    American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation
    American Heart Association
    American Indian College Fund
    American Parkinson Disease Association
    American Red Cross
    American Red Cross of Northern Nevada
    Americans for Prosperity Foundation
    Arukah International
    Ashlee's Toy Closet
    Aspen Valley Land Trust
    Association of the United States Navy
    Austin's House
    Awaken INC
    Babson College
    Bear Valley Snowsports Foundation
    Berkshire School Inc
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra
    Big Life Foundation USA
    Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
    Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
    Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
    Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
    BrightFocus Foundation
    Burning Man Project
    Butler University
    Calaveras Community Foundation
    California Alumni Association
    California Desert Chorale
    CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
    Carnation Farms
    Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
    Cato Institute
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Center Theatre Group
    Chabad of Northern Nevada
    Children's Center
    Children's Day School
    Chi Omega Foundation
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    Chrysalis House
    Circle the City
    City of Hope
    Civil Air Patrol
    Classical Tahoe
    Clean Up the Cayes dba Clean Up the Lake
    Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
    College of the Desert Foundation
    Colorado Grand
    Comfort Zone Camp
    Community Cooperative Nursery School
    Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
    Compassion & Choices
    Compassion Community Clinic
    Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe
    Cornerstone Community Church
    Coronado Tee-Birds Booster Club
    Council on Foundations
    Crisis Pregnancy Center
    Crossline Community Church
    Cycle for Survival
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Arizona Chapter
    Denver Art Museum
    Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
    Diocese of Honolulu
    Doctors Without Borders
    Douglas County Sheriff's Advisory Council
    Duke University
    Eddy House
    Eisenhower Health Foundation
    El Dorado Community Foundation
    Environmental Forum of Marin Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
    Every Man Ministries
    Far West Skiing
    Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
    Fighter Country Foundation
    Fiona Animal Refuge First Descents
    Food Bank of Northern Nevada
    Foundation Escalera, Inc.
    Friends in Service Helping - Emergency Referral Services Program
    Friends of Tahoe Truckee Waldorf
    Full Belly Brasil
    Gateway Mountain Center
    Girls on the Run-Sierras
    Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research
    Good News for India
    Graland Country Day School
    Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
    Greenwich Land Trust
    Groton School
    Harvest India
    Headlands Center for the Arts
    High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
    Highlander Pride
    Hillsdale College
    Hoover Institution
    Hope Community Church
    Horizons New York City/Brooklyn
    Hosanna Home
    Hospital de la Familia Foundation
    Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
    Illumination Foundation
    Impact 100 of Indian River County Inc
    Incline Education Fund
    Incline Elementary School
    Incline High School
    Incline High School Boosters Club
    Incline Schools Academic Excellence Foundation
    Incline-Tahoe Foundation
    Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation
    Incline Village General Improvement District
    Indian River Community Foundation
    Jewish Family and Children's Services
    John's Island Foundation
    Joni and Friends
    Judicial Watch Inc.
    Junior League of Reno
    Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
    Keep Memory Alive
    Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
    Kids Alive International
    Kids & Horses
    KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting
    Korean Community Center of the East Bay
    Kure It Cancer Research
    Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
    Lake Tahoe School
    Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
    Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.
    Leadership Institute
    League to Save Lake Tahoe
    Liberty University Inc.
    Los Angeles LGBT Center
    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada
    Marin Academy
    Marines' Memorial Foundation
    Mariposa Academy of Language and Learning
    McCallum Theatre
    Medora Christian Church
    Military Officers Association of America-Lake Tahoe Chapter
    Mountain Metro Church
    Musicians Foundation Inc.
    National Association for Music Education
    National Geographic Society
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Native American Health Center, Inc.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Nature Conservancy Nevada
    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
    Nevada Community Foundation
    Nevada Humane Society
    Nevada Museum of Art
    Nevada Nordic
    Nevada Policy Research Institute
    Nevada State Museum
    Nia House Learning Center
    Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
    Northern Nevada HOPES
    Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC)
    North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary
    North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
    North Tahoe High School Booster Club
    North Tahoe PTO
    Oakland Lacrosse Club
    Oakland Zoo
    Orme School
    Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church
    Outdoors Empowered Network
    Palm Springs Art Museum
    Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert
    Parkinson's Foundation Inc.
    Pet Network Humane Society
    Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
    Portland Rescue Mission
    Prager University Foundation
    Prospect Sierra School
    PTSD Now
    Read With Me Volunteer Programs
    Redstone Historical Society
    Regents of the University of Michigan
    Reno Christian Fellowship
    Reno Jazz Orchestra
    Reno Philharmonic
    Reno Rodeo Foundation
    Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
    Renown Health Foundation
    RIP Medical Debt
    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno
    Rotary Club of Incline Village
    Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline
    Rotary District 5190 Community Fund
    Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
    Rowayton Civic Association
    Rowayton Historical Society, Inc.
    Rural Education and Development (READ) Global
    Safe Harbor Homes & Services
    Safe Talk for Teens
    Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
    Santa Catalina School
    Saugatuck Center for the Arts
    Scripps Health Foundation
    Shakespeare on the Sound
    Sierra Avalanche Center
    Sierra Club Foundation
    Sierra Community House
    Sierra Nevada College
    Sierra Nevada Donate Life
    Sierra Nevada Journeys
    Sierra Senior Services
    Silver Spring Jewish Center
    Simmaron Research
    Slow Food Lake Tahoe
    Smith Center for the Performing Arts
    SOS Outreach
    SPCA of Northern Nevada
    Stanford University
    St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
    St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
    St. Theresa Catholic Church
    St. Vincent School of Nursing
    Suffield Academy
    Sugar Pine Foundation
    Tahoe Chamber Music Society
    Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
    Tahoe Family Solutions
    Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
    Tahoe Fund
    Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
    Tahoe Magic
    Tahoe Prosperity Center
    Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
    Tahoe Resource Conservation District
    Tahoe Rim Trail Association
    Tahoe School of Music
    Tahoe's Connection for Families
    Tahoe Transportation District
    Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
    Temple Emanuel
    The Church of St. Paul in the Desert
    The Cure Starts Now Foundation
    The Global Mission
    The Greenhouse Project
    The Hayek Group
    The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii
    The Salvation Army
    The Truckee Roundhouse
    Think Kindness
    Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
    Truckee Community Christmas, Inc.
    Truckee Community Theater
    Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity
    Truckee Trails Foundation
    UC Berkeley Foundation
    UC Davis Foundation
    UC Hastings Foundation
    UF Foundation
    United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation
    University of Alaska Foundation
    University of California, Berkeley Regents
    University of Florida Foundation
    University of Nevada, Reno
    University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
    Veterans Guest House
    Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, Inc.
    Washoe County Library System
    Washoe County School District
    Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
    We Are The 22
    Well Constructed
    Western Nevada College Foundation
    Wounded Warrior Project
    Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
    YES! Youth for Environmental Sanity
    Yosemite Conservancy
    Young America's Foundation
    Young Life Reno/Sparks
    Young Life Tahoe Truckee
    YWAM Ships Kona