Over $3 Million Donated to Area Nonprofits To-Date!

In 2014 the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees the annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, was able to give back nearly $180,000 to area charities. This brought the total charitable giving to-date by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation to over $3 million! We thank the charity partners we work with, as well as the many sponsors, volunteers and additional supporters that have allowed us to continue to give back to deserving nonprofits in the community.


The mission of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a not-for-profit Nevada corporation, is to conduct a PGA TOUR sanctioned professional golf tournament that will:

  1. Contribute positively to the quality of life in our community
  2. Provide growing annual financial contributions to charity
  3. Promote volunteerism
  4. Provide a positive economic impact to the community

The Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization recognized under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was established in 1999 for the purpose of generating funds to operate the Barracuda Championship an official PGA TOUR event at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, NV. After the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation reaches its operational goals the RTO Foundation supports other qualified Northern Nevada Charitable organizations (read more). Contributions to the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Foundation Overview


The Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has been able to grow its charitable giving to a total of over $3 million since its inception in 1999.  Calculations of charitable giving in 2014 totaled nearly $180,000 alone. The Foundation intention is to give back even more  to local nonprofits and the Washoe County School District through its two donation programs, U.S. Bank's Chip in For Schools and the Charity Challenge, based on a birdie-counting pledge system.


Continuing our promise to Salute the Troops, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation and Barracuda Championship were also proud to bring back the variety of military activities that occur on-site at the Barracuda Championship. 


Click on any of the tabs below to learn more about the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation activities and how you can help!

Charities of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation

Since our inception in 1999, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has aided numerous charities such as these. Contact us at 775-322-3900 if you would like to become involved.


American Cancer Society

ANNIKA Foundation

Assistance League of Reno

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bishop Manogue High School Softball Program

Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

Bristlecone Family Resources

Builders Association of Northern Nevada

Business Network International

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

Children's Cabinet

Children's Miracle Network

Crisis Call Center

Delta Sigma Pi

Disability Resources

Explorers (Learning For Life)

Family Counseling Services of Northern Nevada

Family Promise of Reno/Sparks

Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Foster Grandparent's Program

Galena High School

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Give Hope Foundation

Great Basin Outdoor School

Habitat for Humanity

Jessie Beck Elementary School

Junior League of Reno

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship Fund


Licensing Executive Society

McClelland Laboratories Sparks HS Golf Tourn

McQueen Band Parents Association

Montreux Cares

Nevada Diabetes Association

Nevada Elite Football Club

Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education

Nevada Humane Society

Nevada Military Support Alliance

Nevada State Fair

North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

Northern Nevada Golf Association

Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center

Our Lady of Grace School

Our Lady of the Snows

PGA TOUR (dist to their selected charities)

Professional Saleswomen of Nevada

Professional Ski Instructors Association

Putt for Pets- Eldorado Hotel Casino

Relay for Life of Pershing County

Reno Aquatic Club

Reno Police Department Police Explorers

Reno Police Department Youth Explorers

Reno River Festival's Run Amuck Fun Run

Reno Rotary

Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Reno Sunrise Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot

Right of Passage

Rylee's Tomorrows

Sierra Softball League

Spanish Springs Cal Ripken Baseball League

St. Albert the Great

St. Jude Children's Hospital

Step 2

Sweet Melissa Fund

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

The First Tee of Northern Nevada

The Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation

The Salvation Army

Truckee-Donner Soroptimist Club

United Blood Services

University of Nevada Athletics

University of Nevada Scholarship Gala

UNR Young Alumni Chapter

Veterans Guest House

VSA Arts of Nevada

Washoe Co. Educational Foundation

Washoe County School District

Women & Children's Center of the Sierra

YMCA of the Sierra