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

Conexo Building Community

Over the past twelve months, Conexo—a home-grown community leadership group in the Long Branch neighborhood—has been busy making a positive impact in the area. Its members’ many endeavors include assisting CHEER’s weekly food distributions, building and planting shared edible gardens, organizing neighborhood cleanups, and engaging with the Audubon Naturalist Society and the YMCA’s Long Branch Collective Action for Youth initiative.

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.