Lahontan Community Foundation

Lahontan Community Foundation

For more than 20 years, the Lahontan Community Foundation, (LCF) has raised funds to give back to the larger local community we all enjoy so much. Thanks to the generous support of Lahontan members, the LCF has awarded grants to nonprofits for: health and human services, education and youth development, environment, recreation, animal welfare, arts, culture, and civic life.

These grants ensure that seniors have food security, kids are mentored and tutored, mental health services continue, new trails are built and maintained, veterinary services are provided, the disabled have medical services and activities, and children have access to music and the outdoors.

Our mission is to bring the Lahontan community together, to have fun, and raise funds to support the good works of local non-profit organizations making a difference in the Truckee-North Tahoe region.

20 Years of Giving
Since its inception in 2002, the LCF has raised over $2.5 million in support of the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe community.

The LCF Community Cup is the primary fundraising event. This event started as a small golf tournament and has grown in scope over the years to also include a pickleball tournament, an auction, and a family-style dinner with dancing under the stars.

In June, the LCF also sponsors the Summer Stroll. This designer fashion show and luncheon is held at the Lodge and features Lahontan models, fun shopping opportunities with vendors and a raffle of select items donated by our vendors.

Additional events include the annual Pinewood Derby featured at Camp Lahontan on the 4th of July, and a raffle and lemonade stand held at the men’s Tin Cup Golf Tournament. 

All proceeds from the LCF sponsored fundraisers ensure that our local community services remain available to those in need.

For those who would like to support the mission of the LCF, we feature a Fund A Need option. Lahontan community members who would like to make the LCF a part of their charitable giving are able to directly give in two ways:

  • Charge your Lahontan account — email Taylor at
  • Pay by check — made payable to “Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation” with LCF noted on the check, and mailed to: Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, Attention Laura Roche, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

LCF Community Grants
The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is held at The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (Parasol), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Each Spring, the LCF reviews and awards grants that have been vetted by Parasol. 

The grant recipients for 2023:
Achieve Tahoe
Aim High for High School
Adventure Risk Challenge
Biking for a Better World
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Gateway Mountain Center
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe
High Fives Foundation
Kids & Horses
KidZone Museum
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
North Tahoe Homeless Services
Positively Rolling
Send it Foundation
Sierra Community House
Sierra Senior Services
SOS Outreach
Tahoe Institute for Natural Resources
Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Truckee Community Cares
Truckee Day
Truckee Excellence in Music
Truckee Trails Foundation
Sagehen Outdoor Education

LCF Board of Directors
Janet Lowell, President 
Suzanne Smith, Vice President
Jeanette Humphreys, Secretary 
David Mickaelian, Treasurer
Colleen Chapman
Betsy Chovanes
Sherrin Fielder
Cheryl Hansford
Beth Hopper
Christine Lindner
MaryAlice Keaton
Donna Lovas
Melanie Nangle
Cindy Salontai
Maja Thaler
Suzanne Thornton

LCF Honorary Board
Virginia Donica 
Lynn Madonna

We make a living by what we get ~
~ we make a life by what we give.   -Winston Churchill

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a donor service provider, grant maker, and convener serving a range of charitable needs and interests throughout the Tahoe region and beyond. LCF is a committee advised fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of LCF events.

The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund is held at The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the entire Tahoe Region. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 88-0362053.

To find out more about the Lahontan Community Foundation and how you can help, please contact Board President Janet Lowell at