Welcome to the Takoma Foundation
Building community and changing lives
The Takoma Foundation raises funds and makes grants to advance the social, environmental, economic, educational and cultural interests of the greater Takoma Park community. The Foundation focuses its grant-giving on projects that empower individuals, break down barriers, build connections between people and expand community capacity.
Since 1989 the Takoma Foundation has given away nearly $350,000 to groups that make Takoma Park the great place it is to live and work.
The long-term role of the Takoma Foundation is to be a private funding resource for the entire Takoma community. Our volunteer board seeks to award grants that help to achieve shared community goals and promote shared priorities.
Those who have received Foundation grants include local PTAs, the Boys & Girls Club, Historic Takoma, health groups, sports leagues and other local organizations. The Foundation raised funds to buy equipment for the new Takoma Park Community Center, a center of recreational, civic and educational activities.
The Foundation is a fund of the The Community Foundation for Montgomery County (CFMC) and the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFCNR). The entities are the legal recipient of any gifts to the Foundation.
And the winners are ...
This Year's Azalea Awards were presented in conjunction with the inaugural Celebrate Takoma community festival. The connection was made for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that since their inception, the Azalea Awards are much more celebration than competition ... a reminder of the good fortune we all share in a community of "do-ers."
Congratulations to all the recipients, nominees and our whole community. And thanks for your continued support of the Takoma Foundation and the vital work of our grantees.
Young Activists Make a Small Grant Go A LOOOONG Way!
The Takoma Foundation supported the Young Activist Club with a small grant to help with its anti-polystyrene campaign. They RAN with it!
Takoma Foundation on TPCTV
The Takoma Foundation -- along with our dancing azaleas from the Fourth of July parade -- was featured recently on "We Are Takoma." Watch the show to learn more about the Foundation and the great work of our grantees right here.