Resilience Funds

We Help Keep Businesses Working by Providing:


Providing essential working capital to local business owners at a critical time when operations have been temporarily suspended.


Delivering consulting services to improve business models and systems, leveraging productivity during suspended operations.


Investing local resources into the small businesses that create our communities’ unique characters to prevent permanent closures.

Keep Tahoe Resilient

This is a Community Effort

The Resilience Fund - Sierra serves all viable businesses in the Lake Tahoe region that have incurred, or project to incur, significant financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members interested in helping can support by investing in a number of ways.

Help Your Community

In partnership with Sierra Business Council, the Resilience Fund is a long-term loan program that empowers community members to help their towns immediately, and invest in their future economic growth once businesses have recovered.

Truckee / North Lake Tahoe

Includes: Kings Beach, Truckee, Tahoe City, Homewood, Olympic Valley

South Lake Tahoe & Incline Village

Includes: East shore of Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, Meyers, Southwest shore of Lake Tahoe

We’re Here to Help


Replacing inventory for a smooth start-up after extended closures.

Service Companies

Providing operating capital to bring workers back from extended leave.

Small Retail

Replacing perishable inventory and onboarding furloughed employees.

All Small Businesses

Providing support to weather the crisis & transitioning to alternative service models.

Immediate Resources for Recovery

Assisting with the application process for government and commercial financial resources.

Preventing evictions of businesses that have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consulting on how to communicate changes and future plans with business stakeholders.

The Fund Looking Forward

On the other side of the COVID-19 crisis is when the Resilience Fund can get to work as designed - coordinating community resources into a revolving fund and making low-interest loans and a team of professional consultants available to business owners in rural communities.

About the Funds

Investing in the Resilience Fund is considered an Impact Investment. Investors’ funds will be held for a determined amount of time and returned with interest, or they can be reinvested to keep the revolving fund healthy. As long as it remains in the fund, investors’ money keeps working in the community. Business owners can take micro loans to help pay for startup costs, to finance capital improvement projects, improve business models, increase reach, and more.