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.

Apply Now The Spring grants cycle is now open. Get started now on your Application! (Note that new Guidelines apply.)

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

Foundation Honors 2022 Azalea Award Nominees after Pandemic Pause

These have been difficult times. While the pandemic has caused tremendous suffering and exacerbated existing inequities, it has also fostered resilience and inspired incredible acts of altruism and service. In recognition of this, the Takoma Foundation has added “Covid Superhero” to the slate of Azalea Awards categories. Eight of this year’s 32 nominees fall under this new category.

Event Spotlight

Beerfest is Back!

Get ready for Takoma’s Favorite Night Out—the annual fundraiser you know and love—coming to a new venue this Spring! This year’s gracious first-time host, the Takoma VFW, will open up their spacious enclosed backyard for the event on Saturday, May 6th, 3–7pm. The traditional craft beer from local breweries, grillable fare, and toe-tapping music will all be there for you to enjoy. And, as always, proceeds benefit causes and initiatives important to your community. 

Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned…