Give Where You Live!
The Takoma Foundation plays a vital role in making Takoma Park, Takoma DC, Long Branch and nearby Silver Spring a more just, diverse and creative community.
Now, more than ever, we must stand together in our community to nurture and build a caring, inclusive, and supportive Takoma Community. Local volunteers addressing local needs created the Takoma Foundation.
Your support has accomplished incredible things in 2015 and will do so again in 2016 if you maintain it. In the past five years we’ve supported local grantees in nearly 150 meaningful local projects that made our community a better place to live and work! Through the various grantee initiatives we have been able to support disadvantaged youth preparing for real life, hard-working families re-settling to a new homeland, seniors giving back through their experience, and civic groups improving social integration in our community.
Your philanthropic investment ran literacy programs for ESOL students and their families, built edible gardens for elementary schoolers, and taught parenting skills that enabled pregnant teens to stay in school. You supported older residents with the tools to age in place, created job opportunities for youth, and celebrated with music, art and community events.
I invite you to learn more about the specific impact you’ve enabled by visiting our Grantee Spotlight. We are delighted at the high quality and diversity represented by your 2016 Grantees, which I hope you’ll agree represent the most effective opportunities for a stronger, more vibrant and improved community.
What Your Money Will Do
Your gift to Takoma Foundation is one of the most effective and efficient gifts you can make to impact local progress. Every dollar you donate will be passed directly through to community-based programs like these that bring us together and make Takoma the diverse and special place it is to live.
Last year, with your help, we invested so much more in our community because people could literally see and experience for themselves the value of giving where they live. This year, we want to continue the exciting momentum your gifts created last year, to focus on “Success for Youth” in cooperation with the City of Takoma Park, initiatives that strengthen unity in the community and support neighbors in reaffirming the values of diversity and inclusion.
Still So Much Opportunity
These funds actively change the life of someone near you in positive ways. With so many problems worldwide, it’s hard to find giving opportunities that offer measurable results right here in your own backyard. Can we count on you to contribute, mid-way through our ambitious three-year goal to double our local investments? We are able to offer this double impact through an exciting matching grant.
Count Me In!
How to Give
A generous community donor will match the first 10 gifts of $500 or more (up to $5,000).
Please join hundreds of neighbors and give where you live:
Online using our secure donation form.
By mail using this printable contribution form.
PS: All donors at the $500+ level will receive a free ticket to our popular Takoma Beer Fest.
PPS: Please let us know if you have named the Takoma Foundation in your estate plans or if you are interested in receiving information on how to leave a legacy with us. We would be honored if you would consider elevating this organization to the level of your own family.
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The Takoma Foundation is a component fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR), under the care of The Community Foundation for Montgomery County affiliate. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.