Building Community, Changing Lives

The Takoma Foundation raises funds for local nonprofit groups to make positive changes in our community. Our goals are to advance social justice, create connections, empower people and improve lives.

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

Azalea Awards Voting Open

This year’s group of nominees have been selected and now it’s time for you to show your appreciation for these model citizens who have done so much to improve our community and inspired us all to do the same. There are seven categories and a total of 33 nominees to consider. Follow the link below to learn more about the nominees or go directly to the ballot to cast your vote. Polls close on June 6, so don’t delay!

Event Spotlight

Beerfest Thanks You!

The Foundation’s May 6 Beerfest at the VFW proved to be a big success, with more than three hundred people attending! Nine local breweries offered a range of high-quality craft beers in a lovely outdoor setting while musical acts Valentine Slim Band and the Lyle Link Quartet entertained us on the venue’s main stage.

This year’s event marks the start of a new era, introducing the VFW as the new home for our biggest fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you next year!