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.

Vote Now Please cast your ballot for the Community Dollars project you’d like to see funded!

Grantee Spotlight

Community Dollars Program Marches On

The young people who are participating in the Foundation’s Community Dollars program were front and center as we marched in Takoma Park’s Independence Day parade. The goal of the program is to fund a public improvement in an underserved neighborhood.

For over a year, more than a dozen students from local middle and high schools have met regularly to brainstorm ideas, strategize and design budgets. In the next phase there will be a community vote to determine which idea goes forward.

Awards Spotlight

The 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To…

At our annual Azalea Awards ceremony on June 10th we honored local residents who go above and beyond in service to our community. Of special note, Jackie Frazier received the Lifetime Achievement award. For several years Jackie has been the organizer of a food pantry, a homework club, rides to the doctor and the MLK celebration. She is also the founder of the free summer academic program Lunch and Learn. Ask students what they want to do in their futures, and many will say, “I want to be like Miss Jackie.”

Event Spotlight

Beerfest is Right Around the Corner

Takoma’s Favorite Night Out—the annual fundraiser you know and love—is back this Spring at its new(ish) home, the Takoma VFW. And, for some of you, that will literally be right around the corner! Our host will once again open up their spacious enclosed backyard for the event on Saturday, May 4th, 3–7pm. Discover the latest craft beer from local breweries, enjoy our traditional grillable fare (good ole brats…and meatless options too), make new friends, and take pride in knowing your contribution benefits causes and initiatives important to your community.

Reserve your tickets today!