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.

Financial information page now updated

The Foundation fund is $548,706 as of June 30, 2013

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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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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