Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation continues to impact Tahoe!

AmeriCorps Program at Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps Program, now in its eleventh year, has become essential in helping agencies enhance services and meet the needs of the Tahoe community. AmeriCorps members increase local non-profit capacity by improving existing programs and creating new ones, developing relationships through effective outreach and recruiting new community volunteers.

In the first quarter of PTCF’s 2011-12 grant, AmeriCorps members have already accomplished a lot!

  • Recruited 446 volunteers who have served 4,579 hours
  • Trained and certified 101 individuals in the Red Cross babysitting class
  • Provided environmental presentations to 4,259 citizens
  • Distributed 17,310 pounds of food to needy individuals
  • Touched the lives of 1,317 seniors in recreational programs
  • Provided early childhood development case management for 52 families
  • Provided 3 support groups supporting 21 youth who have been exposed to domestic violence

Amount of 2011-2012 funding received through Nevada Volunteers:


Number of AmeriCorps members serving in rural Nevada: 16 members

Agencies with increased capacity to meet community needs because of AmeriCorps members service (host sites):

  • American Red Cross, Northern Nevada Chapter
  • Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
  • IVGID Senior Programs
  • IVGID Waste Not
  • IVGID Youth and Families
  • Project MANA
  • Tahoe Family Solutions
  • Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association
  • Tahoe SAFE Alliance
  • Tahoe’s Connection for Families
  • Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
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