Grant applications for qualifying 501(C)(3) organizations providing service to Lakewood, WA are now open. Note that all grant recipients must provide the services covered in the grant within the City of Lakewood. Note the grant application form on the right side of home page.
|Beginning Assets, End of 3rd Quarter:||
|3rd Quarter Contributions:||$ 1000.00|
|Realized Gains:||$ 3,227.72|
|Ending Assets, thru 2nd Quarter 2019||$1,012,596.50|
Larry Saunders served our country and our city with distinction, retiring from the Army to organize Lakewood's Police Department, and serve as our first chief. Returning from Iraq, where he re-joined the Army to establish a police college in Baghdad, Larry embraced Lakewood with tireless community service: our Boys & Girls Club, Rotary Clubs, neighborhood associations, and the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF). Larry was a ray of light. We were stunned when he died one morning in January, 2016.
To honor Larry, the City of Lakewood in partnership with the LCFF created an award to recognize exemplary service to Lakewood. The LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD, is given annually to a person or organization who merits special recognition and community appreciation. This 2019 announcement occasions the award's third year.
NOMINATE A COMMUNITY SERVICE HERO [ONE PERSON OR ORGANIZATION]
AND TELL US WHY YOUR NOMINEE DESERVES RECOGNITION
The Award provides a separate grant, selected by the recipient,
to a Lakewood organization. Both will be presented at
the first regular City Council meeting of 2020.
City of Lakewood in partnership with the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund
ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS OPEN Aug 1 ~ Sep 27 for the 2019
LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD
FORMS AVAILABLE ~ Please visit Reception at City Hall
6000 Main Street, SW, Lakewood, WA
Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
or look for LARRY AWARD at https://lakewoodfoundation.org/
|Greater Lakes Mental Health||$ 5,000.00|
|Nourish Pierce County||$ 3,000.00|
|St. Francis Cabrini||$ 2,000.00|
|Operation Homefront||$ 1,500.00|
|Kiwanis (Partners for Parks)||$ 5,000.00|
|Lakewood Baseball||$ 3,000.00|
|Communities in Schools||
Thanks to over 75 generous donors, the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) Make It a Million fundraising campaign was a big success. As of April 16, 2019, LCFF has a grand total of $1,005,310.99! In other words, we did it!
Among the larger group of donors were 17 donors who contributed $1,000 or more. These gifts were key to reaching LCFF’s million dollar goal because they were matched one-for-one by incredibly generous anonymous donors.
The million dollar mark is a major milestone for LCFF and Lakewood. It represents a wonderful investment in making Lakewood a great community.
Each year LCFF accepts grant applications from worthy Lakewood causes and distributes the interest earned on our accounts to community organizations such as the following:
Caring for Kids
Nourish (formerly FISH)
Emergency Food Network
Communities in Schools
Lakewood Baseball Club
Lakewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Greater Lakes Mental Health
Lakewood Community Players
Partners for Parks
And many more!
In 2018, for example, LCFF granted $43,000 to 14 worthy Lakewood causes and charitable organizations. The average grant was $3,071.
LCFF wants to thank all those who supported the Make It a Million campaign and who have supported the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund over the years. We could not have reached this goal without the generous support of so many. Together, we are helping to make Lakewood a stronger and better community.
Now: on to $2 million!