The Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit organization incorporated in both California and Nevada, was created in 2010 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.
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.