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.

2023 Annual Snapshot

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Fund Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Community Foundation is excited to announce that it has granted nearly $300,000 from its Community Fund to nonprofit organizations serving the Lake Tahoe basin in 2023.

These grants allow nonprofit organizations to request the support they need to better serve the Tahoe Region and focus on the Community Foundation’s five focus areas: well-being, education, arts and culture, environment, and community engagement. Each year, the Community Impact Committee, which is comprised of volunteer members from the community, review each grant proposal and award the most impactful opportunities.

In 2023, for the first time, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation invited its Donor Advised Fund holders to co-invest in the Community Fund grants. Donors were provided brief summaries of each grant proposal and given the opportunity to make grant recommendations from their funds, which expanded the collective support for nonprofits serving Lake Tahoe and increased the overall amount granted.

This year, grants were awarded to programs offering hunger relief and family resources, providing equitable access to music education to local students, completing vital search and rescue operations, teaching STEM programs, supporting adaptive outdoor experiences, and much more.

2023 Community Fund Grantees:

  • Achieve Tahoe
  • Adventure Risk Challenge
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
  • Bread and Broth
  • El Dorado Search and Rescue Council, Inc.
  • Gateway Mountain Center
  • Incline Education Fund
  • Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
  • League to Save Lake Tahoe
  • Live Violence Free
  • Pet Network Humane Society
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America West Education Foundation
  • Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
  • Sierra Community House
  • SOS Outreach
  • Tahoe Family Solutions
  • Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, Inc.
  • Tahoe Truckee School of Music
  • Tahoe Youth & Family Services
  • Tahoe's Connection for Families

2023 Grantee Organizations

grants awarded from all funds

10-90 Copperstate Foundation
A Better Chance, Inc.
Achieve Tahoe
Adventure Risk Challenge
Aim High
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Allen-Stevenson School
Alliance for Children's Rights
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 Diabetes Association
American Fisheries Society
American Heart Association
American Parkinson Disease Association
American Red Cross
American Red Cross of Northern Nevada
Animal Samaritans
Arukah International
Assyrian Arts Institute
Austin's House
Babson College
Barton Foundation
Bear Valley Snowsports Foundation
Best Friends Animal Society
Big Life Foundation USA
Bismarck Library Friends
Boundless Freedom Project
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc
BrightFocus Foundation
Butler University
C4 Foundation
Calaveras Community Foundation
California Desert Chorale
Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
Carnation Farms
Carson Valley Community Food Closet
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Cato Institute
Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.
Children's Center
Children's Day School
Chi Omega Foundation
Christ the King Lutheran Church
City of Refuge
Classical Tahoe
Clean Up the Cayes dba Clean Up the Lake
Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Comfort Zone Camp
Community Cooperative Nursery School
Compassion Community Clinic
Cornerstone Community Church
Council on Foundations
Crisis Support Services of Nevada
Crossline Community Church
Del Paso Boulevard Foundation
Denver Art Museum
Desert Community Foundation
Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
Diocese of Honolulu
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Doctors Without Borders
Douglas County Sheriff's Advisory Council
Eddy House
Eisenhower Health Foundation
El Dorado Community Foundation
Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
Every Man Ministries
Far West Skiing
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Foundation 36, Inc.
Friendship House Association of American Indians
Friends in Service Helping - Emergency Referral Services Program
Friends of the Children
Gateway Mountain Center
Give The Dream Foundation
Glenbrook Underground, Inc.
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Graland Country Day School
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Groton School
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Haleakala Waldorf School Maui
Harvest India
Haven of Peace, Inc.
Heartland Community College Foundation
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
Hillsdale College
Hoag Hospital Foundation
Holy Names University
Homeless Prenatal Program
Hoover Institution
Hope Community Church
Hope Network Holland Center for Autism
Horizons New York City/Brooklyn
Hospital de la Familia Foundation
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
iFred, Org. - Reno Branch
Illinois Central College Foundation
Impact 100 of Indian River County Inc
Incline Boosters Club
Incline Education Fund
Incline Elementary School
Incline Middle School
Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation
Incline Village General Improvement District
International Crisis Aid
Jewish Family and Children's Services
John's Island Foundation
Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
Keep Memory Alive
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Kids Alive International
Kids & Horses
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
Lake Tahoe School
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Las Vegas Philharmonic
League to Save Lake Tahoe
Learning Alliance Inc.
Live Violence Free
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada
Marin Academy
Marine Mammal Center
Marines' Memorial Foundation
Marin Humane
Mariposa Academy of Language and Learning
Mary, Star of the Sea Church
McCallum Theatre
MedGlobal, Inc.
Medora Christian Church
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
mikeroweWORKS Foundation
Military Officers Association of America-Lake Tahoe Chapter
Mother Teresa Maternity Home
Mountain Metro Church
Mountain View Montessori School
Mountain Youth Musicals
National Conservation Foundation
National Geographic Society
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Outdoor Leadership School
Native American Health Center, Inc.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nature Conservancy in Maine
Nature Conservancy Nevada
Nevada Community Foundation
Nevada Humane Society
Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Nordic
Nevada Policy Research Institute
New York Public Radio
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
North Tahoe High School Booster Club
North Tahoe High School PTO
Oakland Lacrosse Club
Orme School
Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert
Parkinson's Foundation Inc.
Pet Network Humane Society
Portland Rescue Mission
Positively Rolling
Ramona Convent Secondary School
Razom, Inc.
Read With Me Volunteer Programs
Real Life Ministries
Reel Recovery
Reno Philharmonic
Reno Rodeo Foundation
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
Renown Health Foundation
RIP Medical Debt
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rotary Club of Incline Village
Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline
Rotary District 5190 Community Fund
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Rowayton Civic Association
Safe Talk for Teens
Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Santa Catalina School
Sausalito Art Festival Foundation
School District of Horicon
Send It Foundation
Shakespeare on the Sound
Sierra Arts Foundation
Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra Community House
Sierra Nevada College
Sierra Nevada Donate Life
Sierra Senior Services
Simmaron Research
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program
Slow Food Lake Tahoe
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
SOS Outreach
South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
South Tahoe Futbol Club
SPCA of Northern Nevada
St. Andrew's Academy
Stanford University
St. Francis of Assisi
St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
St. Theresa Catholic Church
St. Vincent School of Nursing
Suffield Academy
Tahoe Chamber Music Society
Tahoe Clean Air Coalition
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association
Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
Tahoe Family Solutions
Tahoe Fund
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science Tahoe Magic
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, Inc.
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
Tahoe Women's Community Fund, a Fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation
The Center for the Study of Technology and Society
The Church of St. Paul in the Desert
The Cure Starts Now Foundation
The Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc
The Global Mission
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, Del Oro Division
The Truckee Roundhouse
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The White House Historical Association
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Travel North Tahoe Nevada
Treasure House
Truckee Community Christmas, Inc.
Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity
Truckee Trails Foundation
UC Davis Foundation
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation
UCSF Foundation
UF Foundation
University of California, Berkeley Regents
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
University of Wisconsin Foundation
Village League to Save Incline Assets
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
Warrior-Scholar Project
Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, Inc.
Washoe County Library System
Water and Rails
Well Constructed
Western Nevada College Foundation
Western Sierra Medical Clinic
Woodleaf Young Life Camp
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
YES! Youth for Environmental Sanity
Yosemite Conservancy
Young America's Foundation
Young Life Tahoe Truckee