The goal of the Foundation is to increase the permanent endowment to $1 million. Already earnings have enabled the Foundation to fund college scholarships and to make grants to local charities serving Lakewood’s greatest needs. The following grants have been made that directly serve Lakewood charities, children and families.

Grants approved for 2018

Caring for Kids $ 4,900.00
Nourish Pierce County $ 2,500.00
Centerforce $ 2,100.00
LASA $ 2,500.00
Operation Homefront $ 1,500.00
EFN $ 2,500.00
Lions (Springbrook) $ 2,000.00
Lakewood Baseball $ 2,500.00
Lakewood Community Players $ 2,400.00
Partners for Parks $ 4,000.00
   
Total $ 26,900.00

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Grants approved for 2017

5 grants were approved for this year, for the largest amount ever gifted to date: $28,840.

Grants were awarded to:

  • City of Lakewood for the Pavillion in the Park
  • Caring for Kids
  • Communities in Schools
  • Lakewood First Lions
  • LASA
  • Nourish Pierce County (FISH Food Bank)

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Foundation Issues $13,000 in Grants for 2014

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund is pleased to announce it has approved and distributed $13,000 in grants benefiting the Lakewood community for 2014. Beneficiaries are:

Springbrook Youth Summer Program
In memory of Akiko Cherry
$ 1,000.00
Communities in Schools of Lakewood
After School programs
$ 2,000.00
Pierce College Foundation
Lakewood Computer Clubhouse
$ 1,000.00
Caring for Kids
Ready to Learn Fair
$ 3,000.00
Clover Park Technical College
Scholarships
$ 2,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of Lakewood
BOTTLab
$ 2,000.00
YMCA
Lakewood Summer Swim Program
$ 1,000.00
Associated Ministries
Paint Lakewood Beautiful
$ 1,000.00
   
Total $ 13,000.00

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently a $800,000 dollar endowment raised by citizens and businesses in Lakewood desiring to keep Lakewood a wonderful community in which to live work and play. The fund allows us a way to give back to our community for the exceptional opportunities and quality of life Lakewood provides. The needs of the most unfortunate among us are great and at times, overpowering. We can to make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens through the Foundation.

To donate or apply for a grant write to:
Lakewood Community Foundation Fund
A fund of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
P O Box 99190 
Lakewood, WA 98499

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Foundation Issues $15,000 in Grants for 2013

The Lakewood Community Foundation is pleased to announce the grants approved and distributed for the benefit of the Lakewood community for the year 2013 as follows:

Boys and Girls Club
Great Futures Program
$ 3,000.00
Caring for Kids
Ready to Learn
$ 3,000.00
Communities in Schools
After School Program
$ 2,000.00
Associated Ministries
Paint Tacoma/Lakewood Paint 10 Houses in Lakewood
$ 1,000.00
Pierce College Foundation
Computer Clubhouse
$ 3,000.00
Lakewood Lions
Springbrook Park
$ 1,000.00
Unfinished Mission
Veterans Program
$ 2,000.00
   
Total $ 15,000.00

To donate or apply for a grant write to:
Lakewood Community Foundation
A fund of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
P O Box 99190
Lakewood, WA 98499

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