Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Surpasses $100 Million in Grants!

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, and with our largest grantmaking year to date in 2022, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is thrilled to celebrate a massive milestone in its history in surpassing $100 Million in grantmaking since we were founded in 1996.

The impact of $100 million in grants has supported a wide variety of organizations and projects that have helped to shape the Tahoe community with many examples of impact:

  • Helping to feed the hungry and care for our children, elders, and families through Sierra Community House and Bread and Broth’s hunger relief programs.
  • Providing educational and mentorship opportunities for our future leaders through programs such as Lake Tahoe Community College Promise and Student Success Grants.
  • Protecting our forests from the threat of wildfire through the funding of Alert Wildfire cameras and many other wildfire projects designed to keep our community safe.
  • Investing in infrastructural projects such as the Holman Arts and Media Center on the UNR at Lake Tahoe Campus, as well as numerous hiking and biking trails including the East Shore Trail, the Incline Bike Park, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and many others.
  • Positively contributing to the successful start-up of many Tahoe nonprofits such as SOS Outreach, Tahoe Fund, Classical Tahoe, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and many others.

With the help of its donors, the Community Foundation has been among the first to step up when the community faces crisis, whether a wildfire or a pandemic. In the most difficult of situations, we have provided immediate support. And the Community Foundation continues to partner with its donors to ensure they meet the community’s greatest needs today, and together continue to build resources for future generations.

“It’s hard to sum up the vast accomplishments philanthropy has made through the Community Foundation." says Board Chair Ron Alling, "We greatly look forward to continuing our work in supporting our neighbors and friends and enhancing the future of Tahoe.”