This spring, the Takoma Foundation received a record number of grant applications, representing all six Wards as well as additional neighborhoods in Greater Takoma. We thank the many organizations and community groups that submitted proposals and take heart in seeing such enthusiastic engagement—signaling a community full of activism and hope. The need in our community is great and we could only fund 27% of our applicants. However, with your help, we can reach even more organizations, more community members, more neighbors in need. Please continue to give generously. Thank you for your support!
A program that helps school-age youth develop social and emotional learning skills that will improve their abilities to select, manage, and expand their opportunities to serve each other and their communities.
Provides charitable, educational, and other types of support to immigrants to the United States and their families, including but not limited to refugees, asylees, and their families.
Equips African immigrant communities with the tools and resources they need to meaningfully contribute and thrive in the communities they live in.
Seeks to ensure stable, quality, affordable rental housing though tenant education, outreach, organizing and advocacy.
A program that uses visual art techniques and art therapy principles to foster increased learning abilities and success in a free after school arts-focused program for at-risk students at Takoma Park Elementary School. Students will benefit from increased confidence, social skills, and problem-solving abilities.
PEARLS (Parenting, Education and Responsive Life Skills) offers mentoring and educational support for young women with children at Blair High School, helping them stay in school and more.
Brings movement and dance to our aging population through instruction in several Takoma Park apartment buildings while helping build community and help lessen isolation.
A program to help defer costs for student performances.
A project seeking to boost participation and achievement in a student book club held at Piney Branch Elementary School.
An after school Spanish language exploration program, encouraging native Spanish and non-Spanish speaking students to work together to strengthen their language skills.
Support for the repair and maintenance of instruments used in the school’s music program.
An initiative that will, among other things, introduce new garden space between Takoma Overlook Condominium and Hampshire Towers.
A project to create a network of people (coordinators) to collect food on a monthly basis for the local food bank through “green” collection bags.