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.

2013 Grant Application Now Being Accepted

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently a half million dollar endowment raised by citizens and businesses in Lakewood desiring to ensure that Lakewood remains a wonderful community in which to live, work and play.  The fund is intended to provide funding for the better off to give back to the community for the exceptional opportunities and quality of life Lakewood has provided them.  LCFF is an endowment for Lakewood’s future.  In 2013 LCFF will award $15,000 in grant funding to promote an improved community in Lakewood.

Non-profit organizations with a focus on Lakewood are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate outcomes provided by grant funding that will measurably improve quality of life in Lakewood.  Applicants must be a 501(c) (3) pubic charity, or present a capacity to partner with a 501(c) (3) agency.  Collaborations among organizations applying for a grant, or linking separate applicants for grants in coordinated projects to improve living, working, or recreational conditions in Lakewood quality are encouraged.   

Applications must be received by April 1, 2013 to be considered. Completed grant applications may be delivered to 5127 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 or mailed to P.O. Box 99190, Lakewood, WA 98496.

For additional questions on the purpose of the grant or the application process, please contact Lakewood Community Foundation Fund's Dave Betz at (253) 588-2132.

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Press Release July 29, 2012

The Lakewood Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has approved and distributed $12,500 in grants benefiting the Lakewood community for 2012.

Beneficiaries are:

  • Springbrook Park Expansion Project $2,500
  • Communities in Schools of Lakewood
  • After School programs $1,000
  • Lakewood Area Shelter Association $1,500
  • Lakewood Library
  • Learning Environments $2,000
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Lakewood emergency services programs $2,000
  • Boy & Girls Club of Lakewood Great Futures Scholars Fund $3,500

Total $12,500

New financial statements are now posted on this site ("Financials")

Lakewood Community Foundation Fund

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently a half million 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 a way to give back to our community for the exceptional opportunities and quality of life Lakewood provides. LCFF is intended to become a foundation for Lakewood’s future.

2012 Grant Application Deadline extended

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently a half million dollar endowment raised by citizens and businesses in Lakewood desiring to ensure that Lakewood remains a wonderful community in which to live, work and play.  The fund is intended as a vehicle for giving back for the exceptional opportunities and quality of life Lakewood has provided them.  LCFF is intended to become a foundation for Lakewood’s future.  In 2012 LCFF will award $15,000 in grant funding, marking the initiation of fund distribution to promote improved community in Lakewood.

Service clubs and non-profits with a focus on Lakewood are encouraged to apply.  Successful applicants will demonstrate outcomes provided by grant funding that will measurably improve quality of life in Lakewood.  Applicants must be a 501(c) (3) agency, or present capacity to partner with a 501(c) (3) agency.  Collaborations among organizations applying for a grant, or linking separate applicants for grants in coordinated projects to improve living, working, or recreational conditions in Lakewood quality are encouraged.   

Applications must be received by May 15, 2012 to be considered.  A copy of the application form is attached to this email.  It can also be accessed at here. Completed grant applications may also be delivered to 5127 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 or mailed to P.O. Box 99190, Lakewood, WA 98496.

For additional questions on the purpose of the grant or the application process, please contact Lakewood Community Foundation Fund's Dave Betz at (253) 588-2132.

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New Financials Posted

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund's statement of changes in net assets was recently posted to the website.

We Have a New Name

On July 1, 2011, the Lakewood Community Foundation will formally become The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund. The change comes about because we will have our funds managed by Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. This will allow a greater return on our investments, while allowing the Board to put all its energies into donations for our community of Lakewood.

The Vision Statement for the LCFF remains: "Connecting donors with causes that make Lakewood a desirable community in which to live, work, and play."