A little magic can make all the difference.

Welcome to Tahoe Magic. South Lake Tahoe is a close knit, mountain community with a diverse population of families working in the tourist and hospitality industry, education and medicine, as well as our small business owners and retired second home owners.

How You Can Help

“I wanted to thank you for giving me a platform to make a donation to our community. I have been in this area since 1989. I was a cocktail waitress back in the day and I understand how this must be affecting families here at this time.”

Christia donor during the COVID-19 crisis

“Thank you so much. I do not know what South Lake Tahoe would do without Tahoe Magic. It makes all the difference in the world to our clients.”

Nonprofit partner to Tahoe Magic

”Hello, I’m Nellie. Thank you for helping mom with the rent and all the other bills she had. I don’t know who you are but you are a sweet, loving and awesome person. “Godbless” you and may repay you. With the money that was left, my mom could buy me and my brother new shoes that we needed.”


“Thanks for all you are doing for our community and our social services partners.”

Donor to Tahoe Magic

”No words can describe how thankful we are.”

A mom who had to take time off from work to be with her 10 year old daughter who had a brain tumor

“Tahoe Magic is the one nonprofit that we can turn to for emergency shelter assistance. It is what our clients worry the most about above all else, not having a place to live during this traumatic time.”

Nonprofit partner to Tahoe Magic

“Thank you so very much during this time. It was very hard for us after having a newborn with so many unexpected expenses. We need more programs & people like this in the world. Thank you so much; you’ll never know how much it meant to us.”

Shauntyaha, Gerardo and Gresha


We Are In This Together.

If you want to help families with one time financial relief during the coronavirus crisis, please donate.

covid 19 tahoe response

“27 years of private donations and local grants from our giving and caring community allows us to continue to reach out and help our neighbors when they are in a crisis. Tahoe Magic gives us each a chance to be there for each other.”
– Wendy David, Board Director, Tahoe Magic

Donate Online

Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

You may also mail checks to:

Tahoe Magic
PO Box 13070
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

Download the 990 Tax form:  990-EZ

Helping Families in Crisis

Lake Tahoe – For some it is paradise, for others it is “poverty with a view.”

Tahoe Magic is a leading local non-profit organization that responds immediately with respect and acts to help families that are experiencing a sudden or unexpected crisis. In this way, we are a community that cares for each other. Tahoe Magic assists families in need with one time crisis funding after a referral from one of our partner agencies. A little magic can make all the difference.

woman holding baby in air, standing at the shores