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.

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."