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!