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.

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Awards $250,000 to Nonprofits to Celebrate 25 Years

Fund Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has granted $250,000 to local nonprofit organizations through our Community Fund Grant Program in 2022- our largest grant cycle to date

We administer grants annually to nonprofit organizations serving the Lake Tahoe Basin in the areas of education, well-being, arts and culture, environment, and community engagement. This year, we dramatically increased the amount granted in celebration of 25-years of community philanthropy.

The Community Fund Grants are awarded by our Community Impact Committee, comprised of volunteer members of the community who review each grant proposal and seek out the most impactful opportunities. This year, the committee focused on each applicant’s greatest accomplishments, as well as proven strategies and new innovative approaches being used to accomplish the organization’s mission in order to provide long-lasting community benefit. Each grant was given to honor the grantee’s history and to provide support for their future.

In 25 years, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has granted over $1 Million to community efforts through our annual grant cycle. This grantmaking process continues to provide vital support to outstanding organizations who are making a difference in providing equitable opportunities and fundamental resources in our community.

The 2022 Community Fund Grant Recipients were:

  • Boys and Girls Club Lake Tahoe
  • Bread and Broth
  • Gateway Mountain Center
  • Live Violence Free
  • Read With Me
  • Sierra Community House
  • Sierra Senior Services
  • SOS Outreach
  • Tahoe Family Solutions
  • Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)

Annual Report


Reflecting on this last year, as well as 25 relevant years as Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, celebrate with us the accomplishments of the Community Foundation and its incredible donors by viewing the 2021 Annual Report.



Together we have built the story of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. 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
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