Dear Friends of the Tahoe Fund,
We are proud to present our Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Annual Report. As we reflect on our accomplishments, one thing is clear: the Tahoe Fund is making a bigger impact than ever. Last year, we welcomed almost 60 new Stewardship Circle members. This incredibly supportive community of donors enabled us to grant over $1.4 million to 52 different projects. These philanthropic dollars helped leverage upwards of $7 million in public funds.
We celebrated new milestones including the completion of the unprecedented cleanup of Lake Tahoe’s entire shoreline, with scuba divers from Clean Up the Lake removing 25,000 lbs of litter. We invested in Kodama Systems, an innovative company working to automate forest health treatments and find merchantable options for woody biomass. We campaigned to raise over $100,000 to help our partners build the new Ski Run Community Park for over a thousand kids in South Lake Tahoe. And we committed $2 million in philanthropic funds for the next eight miles of the iconic East Shore Trail and major safety improvements along State Road 28.
We also deepened our commitment to expand access and inclusion in the Tahoe Basin. To better understand the challenges facing underserved communities, we commissioned a gap analysis that now serves as a resource for organizations and community leaders working to make a difference. We also provided funding for 13 different projects and programs dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities for all to enjoy.
If this past fiscal year is any indication, the Tahoe Fund will continue to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the Basin today. We are aggressively pursuing solutions that will increase the pace and scale of forest heath treatments. We are funding another round of scuba cleanups in litter hotspots around the lake. And we are working with our partners to address transportation challenges, make our trails more sustainable, and ensure everyone in our community has access to all the wonders that Tahoe has to offer.
Your support makes this work possible. The Tahoe Fund is powered by your philanthropy.
Yours in gratitude,
Tahoe Fund CEO
Tahoe Fund Board Chair