Our spotlight feature for the month of January goes to Tahoe Fund..

The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 as a registered nonprofit in the States of Nevada and California. The goal of the Tahoe Fund is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on forest health, lake clarity, sustainable recreation, transportation and stewardship.


Do you love Lake Tahoe? So do we!

Our mission at Tahoe Fund is to use the power of philanthropy to improve Lake Tahoe’s environment for all to enjoy.

Tahoe Fund and the Power of Philanthropy from Tahoe Fund on Vimeo.

Since 2010, Tahoe Fund has helped to complete over 40 environmental improvement projects around the Tahoe Basin. Our organization was started to provide an opportunity for people who love Tahoe to be able to help ensure its long-term preservation. Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, we are making a difference.  We have helped repair watersheds, remove aquatic invasive species, build new sections of bike paths and inspire greater stewardship of Tahoe.

Tahoe Fund’s Project Map (click on the map below to view our interactive projects page)


Some of our most proud project accomplishments include: 

Tahoe East Shore Trail
Johnson Meadow Acquisition
Lily Lake Trail Improvements
UV Light Project
Aquatic Invasive Bottom Barrier Challenge
North and South Lake Boys & Girls Club Mountain Bike Program



Put Your License Plate Fees to Work for Tahoe.

Nevada and California Lake Tahoe license plates benefit conservation and recreation projects in the basin. On behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy, the Tahoe Fund coordinates the very successful Plates for Powder winter license program, running from November 2019 until April 2020.

Show off your love and support of protecting Lake Tahoe by ordering your California or Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plate. Over 96% of the funds from purchase and renewal fees for Lake Tahoe License plates are used to build, maintain and protect the trails, water quality, wildlife and forest health of the Lake Tahoe basin.

New Tahoe License Plate fees benefiting the Tahoe Basin are $50 in California and $61 in Nevada. The annual renewal fee is $40 in California and $30 in Nevada. Personalized plates are also available for additional fees.

Your support helps keep Tahoe beautiful.

To support our efforts, donate today online at: https://www.tahoefund.org/ways-to-give/donate-online/

Featured Project: Tahoe East Shore Trail

What was once dubbed “The Impossible Trail” has become one of Tahoe’s favorite attractions. Since opening in June of 2019, the Tahoe East Shore Trail has seen an impressive number of trail-goers, and it’s no wonder why! The ADA approved 10-foot-wide path provides both unabated breathtaking views of the lake and easy entrance to many previously hard-to-access beaches. The path features an 800-foot over-the-water suspended bridge, the only of its kind in Nevada. Walk, stroll, or bike, the Tahoe East Shore Trail has something to offer for everyone to enjoy!


Help us make Tahoe the Smartest Forest on the Planet!

We want to make Tahoe the smartest forest on the planet through technology and innovation so we can help our land managers increase the pace and scale of forest restoration. Find out how you can get involved by watching the video below and visiting our website at: Tahoe Fund Smartest Forest.

Smartest Forest Fund from Tahoe Fund on Vimeo.


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