Lake Tahoe
Non Profit Organizations

There are many great Lake Tahoe Non Profit Organizations that could use your assistance...either financially, or your time! I'm a firm believer in giving back! No matter what your circumstances are, there is always someone in worse shape than you are.

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If you run a Non Profit Organization in Truckee or the local Lake Tahoe area, please see my Truckee Advertising Options page - I am offering FREE Directory Listing Advertising and FREE Featured Page Advertising for ALL Local Non Profits! I would love to get a page set up on my website, for each Non Profit that features YOUR cause and help you promote it!




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I would encourage everyone to find something that touches their heart, and donate their time, and money where possible towards helping! Here is a list of the major Non-Profit Organizations in Lake Tahoe, along with their Mission Statement and links to their websites: (If you are a non-profit and not listed yet, just let me know!)


  • Adaptive Sports Alliance - Adaptive Sports offers family members and friends the opportunity to actively participate in a sport together. We at Adaptive Sports Alliance are dedicated to helping enrich the lives of people through Adaptive Sports and Recreational Organizations.
  • Bear League - The BEAR League is a completely volunteer, community based, not-for-profit organization in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Truckee and beyond, committed to keeping bears safe
    and wild in their natural habitat. We believe that our guiding principle, “People Living in Harmony with Bears” is achievable as the public becomes educated as to the true gentle nature of the Black Bear.
  • Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe - To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
  • Carol Franc Buck Foundation
  • Disabled Sports USA Far West - Our mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.
  • Friends of Lake Tahoe - “Friends of Lake Tahoe” is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for Public Purposes and is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the overall social welfare of the community and environment of the Lake Tahoe region. It is a tax exempt 501 C4 organization (contributions are not tax deductible).
  • Girls on the Run Sierras - We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
  • Lake Tahoe Art Council
  • Lake Tahoe Humane Society - mission is to promote the sentiments of humanity and gentleness towards domestic and other animals, to protect their health and safety through education, advocacy, and the promotion of humane ethics.
  • Lake Tahoe Park Association
  • Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care - We are an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization whose function is to raise, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wild birds and animals.
  • League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) - The League to Save Lake Tahoe is dedicated to protecting, restoring, and advocating for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The organization focuses on water quality and its clarity for the preservation of a pristine Lake for future generations.
  • Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) - NIREC integrates researchers, financial capital and experienced entrepreneurs & executives to identify and fund renewable energy solutions. Ultimately, NIREC’s principal mission is to create jobs through the commercialization and widespread deployment of renewable energy technology.
  • North Lake Tahoe Historical Society - The NLTHS mission is to preserve, present and interpret Lake Tahoe history, and the NLTHS does this through its three museums located in Tahoe City. (Gatekeeper's Museum & the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum and the Watson Cabin Museum)
  • North Tahoe Arts - mission is to support the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities through exposure, education and participation.
  • Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation - is a non-profit public charity that is dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region – now and into the future. We build prosperity through leadership, partnership and philanthropy.
  • Pet Network Humane Society - Pet Network rescues adoptable animals from euthanasia, connects abandoned animals with loving families, instills respect for animals through education and promotes quality of life through animal companionship.
  • Project Mana - Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible) is the hunger relief organization serving the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Mission is to dramatically reduce the incidence of hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, the community, and the region. In addition to providing hunger relief, we have developed programs designed to alleviate the causes of hunger and promote nutrition through education and awareness.
  • Sierra Business Council - To pioneer innovative approaches and solutions that foster community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Sierra Nevada Alliance - mission is to protect and restore the natural environment of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while ensuring healthy and sustainable communities. We do this by strengthening the work of people and organizations committed to the environmental integrity of the Sierra Nevada.
  • Sierra State Parks Foundation - Join us in our mission to keep parks open for current and future generations. The Sierra State Parks Foundation has raised over two million dollars for State Parks in its 42 year history. We need your continued support to promote our mission to educate, interpret, preserve and restore these precious natural resources.
  • Sustainable Tahoe - mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable stewardship by showcasing, cultivating, and connecting models of success throughout the region. Using TriNomics ™, we seek out environmentally responsible behavior and spotlight best practices to inspire others. Sustaining Tahoe is a vision we share…the Tahoe Expo is our active demonstration of how we get there.
  • Tahoe-Baikal Institute - Established in 1990, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) fosters a future where sustainable communities thrive in concert with their environment by connecting passionate young leaders with inspiring, place-based watershed education in two of the world's premier freshwater ecosystems: Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
  • Tahoe CAN (Tahoe Collaborate Association of Non-Profits) - Tahoe CAN helps meet the needs of our community by building the capacity of local nonprofit and community leaders and empowering organizations to achieve their goals through collaboration.
  • Tahoe City Downtown Association - “To enhance and promote a vibrant and prosperous commercial and social center for the residents of and visitors to Tahoe City”.
  • Tahoe Fund - The Tahoe Fund will improve the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin
    by building broad support and funding for projects and programs that restore and enhance the Lake for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
  • Tahoe Heritage Foundation - The mission of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation is to preserve and protect the cultural heritage and natural history resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin through restoration, interpretation, and education.
  • Tahoe Maritime Museum - Our Mission is to stimulate an interest in, increase knowledge of, and maintain watercraft and marine artifacts significant in Lake Tahoe’s maritime history through the highest standards of historic preservation, innovative interpretation and public education.
  • Tahoe Players - Tahoe Players is a Dance Studio and Theater Company dedicated to providing quality dance and theater education and performance to the Lake Tahoe area since 1990.
  • Tahoe SAFE Alliance - Our mission is to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities.
  • Tahoe Turning Point - Tahoe Turning Point is a private/non-profit (501c3) outpatient facility providing professional therapeutic services and substance abuse counseling to adults and adolescents of the Lake Tahoe Community and surrounding areas. Tahoe Turning Point also provides specialized therapy for families and married couples.
  • Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation
  • Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society










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