The Tahoe Basin is served by many nonprofits with a variety of missions. They provide services and programs in all areas of life from education, the arts, and health & well-being to environmental preservation and community support. We’ve got an advocate in every corner of our community! All are benefiting the amazing people and places of Tahoe.
This Tahoe Nonprofit Directory will make it easier for you to navigate through the large number of nonprofits. Simply select from a category below to narrow your search for the type of organization that most suits your passion. Then click through the link provided to learn more about getting involved. Thank you for supporting our Tahoe nonprofits!
Partnerships, connections, and collaboration are essential pieces of the work we do at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
We partner with our local nonprofits to help ensure our community has access to the programs and services they need and desire. We make connections between our donors and the causes they passionately support. We encourage collaboration to maximize charitable funds and create positive impact in the place we call home.
These values led us to create Tahoe Gives, the Tahoe Nonprofit Directory designed to connect you with your passion.
To learn more about Parasol, visit us at parasol.org
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research is the Mission of AAUW.
Visit AAUW - North Tahoe
Our purpose is to promote equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth, and development of opportunities for women and girls.
Visit AAUW - South Lake Tahoe
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Visit AAUW - Tahoe Nevada Branch
To provide affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health, confidence, and independence for people with disabilities.
Visit Achieve Tahoe
The mission of ARC is to empower underserved youth through transformational literacy, leadership and outdoor experiences.
Visit Adventure Risk Challenge
Covering 87,000 square miles with offices in Reno, Elko, Winnemucca, and Incline Village, the American Red Cross is committed to providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Visit American Red Cross of Northern Nevada
Providing world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.
Visit American Youth Soccer Organization Region 995
Inspiring philanthropy for the health of our community.
Visit Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation
To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe provides children and teens with a safe, and welcoming environment where they can have fun and enhance their education and life experiences.
Visit Boys & Girls Club - Lake Tahoe
Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Visit Boys & Girls Club - North Lake Tahoe
Bread & Broth is a non-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to ease hunger in the Lake Tahoe South Shore Community.
Visit Bread & Broth
Advocates for and empowers the abused, neglected, and at-risk youth in our community.
Visit CASA El Dorado
To present world-class performances, nurture community partnerships and provide educational programs that inspire, connect, and transform lives.
Visit Classical Tahoe
The Clean Tahoe Program is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the visual environment of the South Shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin through proper litter and trash management and public education.
Visit Clean Tahoe Program
Our mission is to fight back against plastic and all forms of pollution in our global environment, both on land and under the surface, starting with Lake Tahoe.
Visit Clean Up The Lake
We provide a year-round program to develop each athlete's skill, grit, and integrity, and to inspire and empower each of their athletes to achieve their personal goals in athletics and in life.
Visit Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
Our Mission Statement is: Be safe. Get the job done. Serve our citizens and visitors.
Visit El Dorado County Tahoe Search and Rescue
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides food for families in need through more than 150 partner agencies and several direct-service programs.
Visit Food Bank of Northern Nevada
To inspire, teach and build our rural communities through equitable access to the arts and arts education.
Visit Fox Cultural Hall
Gateway Mountain Center is where youth of all backgrounds Learn, Heal and Thrive. We foster a sense of wonder, connection and inquiry. With spirited, adventure-learning we help youth transform their self-awareness through connections with self, nature and community.
Visit Gateway Mountain Center
partnering with schools and community centers we have served over 15,000 students, parents, and audience participants with programs that educate and entertain.
Visit Get in the Act! Arts in Action
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Visit Girls on the Run-Sierras
At Headwaters we foster curiosity through science. We engage students’ natural curiosity, guiding them to design and perform experiments that answer their own questions through the scientific method.
Visit Headwaters Science Institute
High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen.
Visit High Fives Foundation
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter and humane education programs.
Visit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
To create a Community Education Foundation that assists in providing a world class education as awe-inspiring as our surroundings.
Visit Incline Education Fund
Our Mission is to assist the Incline Village Community Hospital in delivering the highest quality emergency and primary health care services.
Visit Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation
Our mission is to to enhance the overall well-being of the Incline Village and Crystal Bay Community’s public parks, recreation facilities, programs and services through private donations, grants and endowments.
Visit Incline-Tahoe Foundation
I·School is an independent, not-for-profit, accredited, private K-12 school. As a mastery-based program, our goal is to help motivated students achieve exceptional academic success through a highly individualized approach.
Kids & Horses is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities in Northern Nevada through the use of horses.
Visit Kids & Horses
KidZone Museum works everyday to inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity, and with our colleagues in the museum field, we stand against hatred, bigotry, and ignorance.
Visit KidZone Museum
The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition is an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting bicycling, bike events, and new bicycle infrastructure such as bike paths and bike lanes throughout the Tahoe region.
Visit Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
The mission of the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation is to work for educational excellence by assisting and encouraging investment in the development and growth of educational opportunities at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Visit Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
Our mission is to promote classical, modern and contemporary dance of the finest quality in the Lake Tahoe area through performance, education and outreach, enriching the community as a whole and as a cultural destination.
Visit Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to excellence in education by helping to support the educational programs and needs of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District in South Lake Tahoe, California.
Visit Lake Tahoe Education Foundation, Inc
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society was founded in 1968 to preserve the artifacts, archives, and present the history of the Lake Tahoe basin. Its main presence is through Museum, 1930's style log cabin and Osgood Toll House.
Visit Lake Tahoe Historical Society
The mission of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is to enrich our community by providing the highest quality theatrical and cultural productions for the residents of the greater Lake Tahoe area and visitors from around the world.
Visit Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The mission of the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation is to promote and support the sport of skiing and the continuing development of young people participating in local organized competition programs in the North Tahoe / Truckee area.
Visit Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care rescues, rehabilitates, and releases orphaned and injured wildlife and educates about wildlife health & safety.
Visit Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care
The League to Save Lake Tahoe protects and restores the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. We focus on water quality and its clarity for the preservation of a pristine Lake for future generations.
Visit League to Save Lake Tahoe
Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and basic needs.
Visit Live Violence Free
MAP’s mission is to preserve the Truckee-Tahoe region’s mountain character and natural environment for present and future generations.
Visit Mountain Area Preservation Foundation
We offer support, education, advocacy and awareness to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness including co-occurring substance abuse/dependency.
VisitNAMI El Dorado County
Nevada Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans.
Visit Nevada Legal Services
Through innovative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people of all ages to encounter, engage, and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.
Visit Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Nordic's mission is to offer a free, community-supported, cross-country ski and multi-use venue in Nevada’s North Lake Tahoe Area.
Visit Nevada Nordic
The Nevada State Museum engages diverse audiences in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage.
Visit Nevada State Museum
The North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary (NLTCHCA) is a nonprofit corporation made up of dedicated volunteers who give their time and financial resources to help others.
Visit North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary
Collecting, preserving and presenting the natural and cultural histories of Lake Tahoe.
Visit North Lake Tahoe Historical Society
It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing financial assistance and compassionate support programs, all while advocating for increased research funds and raising public awareness.
Visit Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
Note-Able Music Therapy Services addresses physical, social, and mental health needs in our community by offering a range of adaptive music opportunities, music therapy, and neurologic music therapy.
Visit Note-Able Music Therapy Services
Pet Network Humane Society enables pets and people to connect and thrive through compassionate care.
Visit Pet Network Humane Society
Advocating for effective solutions to support military personnel experiencing stress and depression during deployment and in the aftermath when assimilating back into daily life.
Visit Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW!
Our mission is to motivate, redirect, assist, and guide youth to help them identify positive and healthy coping mechanisms and make better decisions by focusing on their values and goal setting.
Visit Safe Talk for Teens
SJCLT's Mission is to provide high quality dignified, permanently affordable homes and supportive programs to Lake Tahoe's low and moderate-income employees and residents...
Visit Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
Informing and educating the public about backcountry avalanche conditions in the greater Lake Tahoe area.
Visit Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra Business Council pioneers and demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.
Visit Sierra Business Council
We connect and empower our community through family strengthening, crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services.
Visit Sierra Community House
The Sierra Nevada Alliance unites and empowers our collaborative partners to ensure every Sierra ecosystem and community is healthy, resilient, and collectively cared for as a legacy for future generations.
Visit Sierra Nevada Alliance
Receiving funding for its educational outreach and public performances from a wide range of institutions and donors. Sierra Nevada Ballet offers a full season of performances from May through December.
Visit Sierra Nevada Ballet
Our Mission - To improve the quality of life for every senior in our community and to foster a more giving and charitable society.
Visit Sierra Senior Services
We educate, interpret, restore and preserve your Lake Tahoe- Donner California State Parks.
Visit Sierra State Parks Foundation
SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service learning projects.
Visit Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships
A Nevada-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing scientific research, potentially leading to the discovery of diagnostic markers and effective treatments that will ultimately improve the quality of life for people suffering from CFS/ME and related neuroimmune disorders.
Visit Simmaron Research
Slow Food Lake Tahoe's mission is to connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture.
Visit Slow Food Lake Tahoe
No matter what social, societal, or economic barriers exist—SOS Outreach believes every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We change young lives, building character and leadership in underserved kids through mentoring outdoors.
Visit SOS Outreach
Our mission is “to enable individuals and families to maintain their health, to achieve self-sufficiency and economic stability, to develop resilience in both parents and children, and to allow families to become a contributing part of our community.”
Visit South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation provides life-changing experiences to children with physical disabilities. We operate a summer camp for kids ages 8-17. Camp Wamp provides a unique and challenging experience based on the philosophy of “It’s about what you CAN do!
Visit Stephen J. Wampler Foundation
To provide awareness, suicide prevention and support services through education, advocacy and intervention.
Visit Suicide Prevention Network
We are dedicated to restoring sugar pines and other white pines in the Lake Tahoe region and beyond. By educating and involving local volunteers of all ages in hands-on forest stewardship, we are conserving these important native species for future generations to enjoy.
Visit Sugar Pine Foundation
TAMBA is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and to preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promotion of responsible trail use.
Visit Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA)
Mission Statement: To support and enhance South Lake Tahoe as a vibrant arts community for the cultural and economic benefit and quality of life for local artists and our community.
Visit Tahoe Art League
The mission of TAP is to provide cultural enrichment and diversity for the community through the arts and education with particular focus on our youth.
Visit Tahoe Arts Project
Our Mission: To support our neighbors experiencing homelessness by partnering with our community to promote awareness, provide warm beds, and encourage self-sufficiency.
Visit Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
Tahoe Family Solutions or “TFS” is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, key resources and enhance skills for families in the Tahoe Basin.
Visit Tahoe Family Solutions
Tahoe Food Hub's mission is to provide a food system that supports regenerative and sustainable farming practices by increasing access to local food for North Lake Tahoe.
Visit Tahoe Food Club
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation creates a culture of collaboration which facilitates the exploration of creative opportunities and solutions that result in excellence in community health care.
Visit Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Mission Statement: To use the power of philanthropy to improve the Lake Tahoe environment for all to enjoy.
Visit Tahoe Fund
The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is a member-supported nonprofit organization seeking to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach.
Visit Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Tahoe Magic is a 501(c3) non-profit organization formed in 1994 to help low-income families with children in the South Lake Tahoe area.
Visit Tahoe Magic
The goal of TNSAR is to conduct fast and safe rescues, and to help educate the public on winter safety.
Visit Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, Inc.
OUR MISSION: Uniting Tahoe’s Communities to Strengthen Regional Prosperity. OUR VISION: A prosperous, sustainable, healthy Lake Tahoe.
Visit Tahoe Prosperity Center
A volunteer group of dedicated professionals striving to make our region a more productive, connected, and innovative environment for young and all professionals to thrive.
Visit Tahoe Regional Young Professionals
The mission of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship, and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region.
Visit Tahoe Rim Trail Association
OUR MISSION: To promote the healthy development of children, families, and individuals through counseling and support programs.
Visit Tahoe Youth & Family Services
The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail is based on a vision for a trail that would follow the entire length of the Truckee River, from its source at forested Lake Tahoe (6225′) to the desert terminus of Pyramid Lake (3796′).
Visit Tahoe-Pyramid Trail
TCF empowers families through parenting education, early childhood learning experiences, and a supportive community. We are dedicated to building a strong community of families in North Lake Tahoe.
Visit Tahoe's Connection for Families
Cultivating life skills and community through music, regardless of age, experience, ability or financial resources.
Visit Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Our Mission — our aspiration for 100+ years - We seek to inspire. Core Objective — how we pursue our aspiration by being the place to experience science.
Visit Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
It is the Great Basin Institute's mission to support conservation, environmental education, historic preservation and cultural resource management throughout the Tahoe Basin.
Visit The Great Basin Institute
The mission of Thunderbird Lake Tahoe is to inspire curiosity, appreciation, understanding and stewardship of Lake Tahoe’s art, history and environment through preservation, education and conservation.
Visit Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
The mission of TOCCATA is to raise awareness and appreciation of Classical Orchestral and Choral music by bringing quality, affordable performances to the greater Reno-Tahoe area, and to provide a venue for accomplished musicians to display and develop their talents.
The mission of the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus is to perform a wide range of quality choral works that will appeal to the diverse community members of the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region and to provide a performance outlet for our members
Visit Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus
Our mission is to advance the science, art, and safety of soaring flight in the Northern California and Nevada regions with a specific focus on inspiring our area youth interest in STEM and developing the next generation of pilots, mathematicians, engineers, scientists and in other careers needed to serve their communities.
Visit Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education to advance the knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions within natural and developed Earth systems, and to communicate science-informed solutions worldwide.
Visit UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
To provide safe and loving homes for animals who would otherwise be destined for euthanasia. To provide education regarding responsible pet care guidelines including the importance of training, veterinary care, exercise and socialization.
Visit Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
We are committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ, helping them grow in their faith, and establishing our presence at all high schools and middle schools in our area–our committee helps us achieve our vision in every aspect.
Visit Young Life