Tahoe Magic is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 1994 to help low-income families in the South Lake Tahoe area with essential basic needs.
The year 2024 will mark its 30th year anniversary serving our community.
Tahoe Magic continues to evolve in response to what our local neighbors and families need. The housing scarcity issues have compounded the issues and Tahoe Magic works on a year-round basis to help families in our community feel more secure.
Tahoe Magic disburses a substantial amount of financial support to our local community members in response to requests referred through our referral agency partners. We are the only nonprofit in South Lake Tahoe that is designed to provide financial assistance to families in crisis immediately through this referral process. We are able to do this through a legacy gift, grants and donations.
Our timeline below shares our story from early days of helping families who struggled at holiday times to responding to the ever-evolving changes and community needs.
Overtime, the Board of Tahoe Magic realized that families were often in crisis on a year-round basis and that the nonprofit could help these community members to remain in Tahoe, with heat, electricity and a roof over their head.
Tahoe Magic is now focused on helping families and our neighbors, on a year-round basis, with one-time financial support for housing security and many other basic essential needs.