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Tahoe Magic is successful because of our many partners.

Our referral agencies work with, screen, advocate and communicate the needs of families in crisis to Tahoe Magic. Because we work through referrals exclusively, we have the ability to assure our partner agencies that their donations, grants and supporting funds are being used to assist our low income families with the greatest need.

Tahoe Magic is much like the center of a wheel, the spokes being the many referral agencies that are requesting help for their clients, students, patients and families.

Our partner agencies and individuals enable us to say yes to requests, thus respecting families by responding to needs with compassion and acting immediately to resolve a crisis.

Referring agencies include:

  • Lake Tahoe Unified School District
      • Mt. Tallac staff
      • South Tahoe High School
      • South Tahoe Middle School
      • LTUSD school nurses
  • Mckinney Vento liaison for homeless youth
  • South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
  • Live Violence Free
  • Tahoe Youth and Family Services
  • South Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club
  • El Dorado County Head Start and Early Head Start
  • El Dorado County Child Protective Service
  • El Dorado County Mental Health Services
  • CASA El Dorado
  • El Dorado County Public Health
  • Barton Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Mireya Ortega, High Sierra Dental Care

Funding contributors include:

  • El Dorado Community Foundation
  • Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority
  • Barton Community Foundation
  • Tahoe Women’s Community Fund
  • UpRise Bread Together

“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