Building Community, Changing Lives

The Takoma Foundation raises funds to advance the social, environmental, economic, educational and cultural interests of the greater Takoma Park community. We focus our grant-giving on projects that empower individuals, break down barriers, build connections between people and expand community capacity.

Grantee Spotlight

Lunch and Learn Supports Youth in Takoma Park

Takoma Park’s Lunch and Learn, a Takoma Foundation grantee, is a special summer camp designed for underserved children. Operational since 2013, the camp prioritizes academics and give kids a free breakfast and lunch daily.

The camp first started at Essex House, but quickly outgrew the community room there. Kids from Hampshire Tower Apartments eventually got involved too.

Awards Spotlight

2020 Azalea Awards Results

The Takoma Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Azalea Awards, who were recently honored at a special event at Historic Takoma. They found a variety of creative and meaningful ways to make a difference for their fellow neighbors. Thanks to all who played a part in the Azaleas this year—the Azalea Awards Committee, the nominees, and of course to the voters. Click the link below to view the nominees and winners.

Event Spotlight

Community Beerfest 2021

This year’s iteration of Takoma’s Favorite Night Out—held on October 9th at the Takoma Station tavern—was a welcome return to the annual fundraising tradition. Billed as “Community Beerfest,” the downscaled event sought to bring together community members in a casual, fun atmosphere and celebrate their contribution and others’ to the Foundation’s work supporting local organizations.