Takoma Foundation 2011 Spring Grants

The Takoma Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded 12 grants for a total of $12,421 in its Spring 2011 grant cycle. The grant winners were announced on April 16 at the 7th annual Azalea Awards, co-sponsored by the Takoma Foundation and the Takoma Voice newspaper.

The following are the grant recipients:

 Montgomery Blair High School PTSA, for the purchase and installation of fine arts display cases.

First Book Judy Center, Rolling Terrace Elementary School to purchase and distribute 1,000 new books to children of the Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Center and Family Education Center.

“Takoma Plays,” a beautification project at Belle Ziegler Park to provide environmentally sustainable art by carving sculptures into two dead trees.

YMCA Horizons Outdoor Adventure Camp for one week for a group of graduating fifth graders from Rolling Terrace Elementary.

Takoma Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge Race, on May 1.

Gandhi Brigade Summer Internship Project, which offers intensive service-learning opportunities for high school and college-age youth from the area.

Silver Spring-Carroll Neighborhood Association’s Teen Community Garden.

Montgomery Blair High School After-Prom Celebration.

Onsite childcare during adult English as a Second Language classes led by the Silver Spring Team for Children and Families.

Impact Silver Spring’s Women’s Sewing Circle that will provide technical assistance and machines for 8-10 immigrant women to start their own businesses.

Rental of after-school meeting space for Takoma Park Girl Scouts.

Purchase of new game sets and storage bins for the Victory Towers Intergenerational Strategy Games Club.

The Takoma Foundation also made a grant to the Takoma Park JazzFest, one of several festivals that the Foundation supports every year.