The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a non-profit public charity that is dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region – now and into the future. We are building a more prosperous community by partnering with donors to make their charitable giving more meaningful, by supporting quality programs provided by local non-profit organizations and by providing community leadership on emerging issues.
Founded in 1996 by community members the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, has granted over $83.5 million to charitable causes since its inception. Each day we strive to increase the effectiveness of those grants as well as build and grow charitable assets to benefit our community for generations to come.
For nine consecutive years Charity Navigator, the nation's largest charity evaluator, has awarded the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation its highest possible rating of 4 stars. Only 4% of the charities evaluated received such a high rating, indicating that Parasol outperforms most other charities in America and sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has received official confirmation from the Community Foundations National Standards Board certifying that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. This certification is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as their legal and financial advisors.
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is run with the same discipline as any private enterprise. We are responsible to our donors, our non-profit partners and the community at large. We conduct our work with utmost integrity, assuring transparency in all of our transactions and maintaining our commitments to donors, partners, and the community. We ensure the resources entrusted to our care are protected and invested in positive, sustainable outcomes for our community.
Audited Financial Statements - Calendar Year 2021
Form 990 - Calendar Year 2020
Since 1996 Parasol has helped donors enjoy making a difference through their charitable giving. Building a culture of giving in our community is what Parasol is all about.
It is a pleasure to be a part of such a caring community of donors, such as those at Parasol, who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Our donors’ passion powers our philanthropy and they truly are the magic behind our positive impact in the community.