When an organization has been around for over a decade, it’s rare to continue to encounter firsts. And yet, that’s what the Tahoe Fund experienced with our incredible projects this fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2023.
We celebrated the completion of the first-ever cleanup of Lake Tahoe’s entire shoreline, with scuba divers from Clean Up the Lake removing 25,000 lbs of litter. We joined Nevada State Parks in opening a brand new visitors center and amphitheater at Spooner Lake State Park, which will serve nearly 150,000 visitors annually. And we gave scholarships to every student in the inaugural year of Lake Tahoe Community College’s new Forestry Program, helping more young people pursue careers in the understaffed forestry workforce.
These are just some of the impactful projects happening because of our Stewardship Circle members and donors like you.
We are proud to share that since its inception in 2010, the Tahoe Fund has supported over 130 environmental improvement projects. In the last 12 months alone, we funded more than 50 such projects, awarding $1.4 million-plus in grants. These philanthropic dollars helped leverage upwards of $7 million in public funds.
Please read our FY 2022-23 Project Portfolio to learn more about the projects we funded this past fiscal year alongside our outstanding partners. Each initiative falls within one of the Tahoe Fund’s five focus areas—forest health, lake clarity, sustainable recreation, stewardship, and transportation—and showcases the transformative power of your philanthropy.
Read our FY 2022-23 Project Portfolio.