Spring Grant Cycle Open
Help spread the word! Our 2014 spring grant cycle is open. Deadline April 4. For the application, click here.
Live | Shop | Give Local
The Takoma Foundation and the Old Takoma Business Association are teaming up to launch as new initiative encouraging Takoma Park to go local.
The Live Local | Shop Local | Give Local will encourage local shopping and community-based giving. Each month, a Cash Mob will be organized at a different business in Old Takoma.Read more...
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.
Young Activists Make Small Grant Go A LOOONG Way!
The Takoma Foundation supported the Young Activist Club with a small grant to help with its anti-polystyrene campaign. They RAN with it!
The group's original grant proposal said that the project would be successful if the group engaged at least 5 middle schoolers, secure pledges from 25 businesses to go polystyrene free, produced at least one video, create a new website that serves as a clearinghouse for information on the problems with polystyrene and how communities are addressing these problems, and raise awareness among the community about the dangers of polystyrene use through dissemination of 2,000 bookmarks.Read more...