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

August 17, 2023 | Member Submitted

Annual competitive grants expanded through donor co-investment opportunities.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV (August 14, 2023) – 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. 

Each year, the Community Foundation offers competitive Community Fund grants to nonprofit
organizations. 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. “We
are thrilled with the response from our Donor Advised Fund holders and are thankful for donors
who were moved to give,” said Parasol’s Donor Services Director Mackenzie Little. “This co-
investment in grantees 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. The 2023 Grant Recipients were:

 Achieve Tahoe
 Adventure Risk Challenge
 Boys and Girls Club Lake Tahoe
 Bread and Broth
 El Dorado Search and Rescue

 Gateway Mountain Center
 Incline Education Fund
 Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
 League to Save Lake Tahoe
 Live Violence Free
 Professional Ski Instructors of America-West
 Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
 Sierra Community House
 SOS Outreach
 Tahoe Family Solutions
 Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue
 Tahoe Truckee School of Music
 Tahoe Youth and Family Services
 Tahoe’s Connection for Families
 Pet Network Humane Society

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

About Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is dedicated to cultivating community philanthropy. Parasol
connects donors to causes that matter most to them, helping nonprofit organizations achieve their
charitable goals, positively impacting the quality of life and supporting the people and places of


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