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.
Barker Foundation Adoption Workshop at TPES
More than 60 teachers and staff of TPES gathered on an October morning to learn about Adoption Awareness from the Barker Adopotion Foundation. While some still sipped coffee, Barker's impressive Director of Post Adopt and Family Services led them through a thoughtful, personal, knowledgeable presentation on how to integrate positive adoption language in their classrooms, how to handle tricky assignments, and how many of these same techniques work when addressing any type of "out of the ordinary" family structure (though we all agreed that in Takoma Park, out of the ordinary can be the norm!)Read more...