The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 as a registered nonprofit in the States of Nevada and California. The goal of the Tahoe Fund is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on forest health, lake clarity, sustainable recreation, transportation and stewardship.
The Tahoe Fund acts as a catalyst for bridging the funding gap. At the time the Tahoe Fund was established, there was and continues to be a gap between the existing environmental needs and the continued decline in public funding for Lake Tahoe. This kind of public-private collaboration sends an important message to the federal government and the state governments of California and Nevada that the private sector values and is financially committed to environmental restoration at Lake Tahoe, providing our political representatives the support they need for increased public funding.
The Tahoe Fund provides a common vision from which to build a sustainable future for this irreplaceable resource and for those who cherish and enjoy this mountain landscape. Lake Tahoe lies within two states, five counties and hosts an extensive network of local, state and federal agencies. Tahoe Fund programs directly benefit a population base of 40,000 full-time residents and 20 million visitors to the Basin.
You can help restore and improve the Tahoe environment
Truly one of nature’s great masterpieces, Lake Tahoe provides an unlimited supply of recreational pursuits and long-lasting moments to cherish. We realize a jewel of this kind requires attention and care to ensure it is always here for generations to enjoy.
The Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit organization incorporated in both California and Nevada, was created to enhance the extraordinary environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad support and funding for environmental improvement projects that will help restore lake clarity, improve outdoor recreation, and build a strong sense of stewardship.
The organization represents many interests within the Tahoe Basin, with a board of directors comprised of leaders from California and Nevada, North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe, public and private organizations, and environmentalists and the business sector. The Tahoe Fund provides a common vision from which to build a sustainable future for this irreplaceable resource and for those who cherish and enjoy this mountain landscape.
Creating a sustainable Lake Tahoe
A number of critical environmental improvement projects have been identified by various agencies in Tahoe. But there is a gap between the existing environmental needs and the available funding for these essential projects. The Tahoe Fund’s goal is to fill some of this gap while acting as leverage for additional public funding from our federal and state partners.
Our generous donors help ensure the successful completion of critical environmental improvement projects that restore the Lake’s famed clarity, improve and expand outdoor recreation, and educate the public on how to better care for our environment. Tahoe Fund donors have supported more than 35 projects that will improve lake clarity, expand outdoor recreation, create healthier forests, improve transportation and build new stewards of our environment. In the past few years, we have leveraged $2M in private funds to secure more than $40M in public funds.
We’d like to acknowledge the Parasol Community Foundation for supplying an annual resident grant to house the Tahoe Fund’s operations at the Donald W Reynolds Center in Incline Village, Nevada.
The Tahoe Fund is registered with the IRS as the Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund, Tax ID: 01-0974628