2020 Emergency Spring Grants Portfolio

In light of the extraordinary challenges many in our community have been facing due to the ongoing pandemic, the Foundation chose to expedite the distribution of this Spring’s limited resources by issuing invitation-only COVID-19 emergency assistance grants to a select group of organizations who

  • were previous Takoma Foundation grant recipients,
  • primarily serve the greater Takoma Park community, and 
  • have the mechanisms and networks to provide resources quickly.

Operational Support Grant

Funds that are intended to help an organization function more effectively on the whole rather than supporting any single program or effort.

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

The mission of the Adventist Community Services is to help the disadvantaged and disenfranchised in our community by empowering individuals through compassionate emergency care, life education, and community development to attain self-sufficiency and independence.


Ayuda’s expert and dedicated professionals help immigrants from anywhere in the world navigate the immigration and justice systems and access the social safety net. This comprehensive and welcoming approach breaks down barriers, helps those in need, and makes our communities stronger.

Difference Makers

Our mission is to facilitate the development of leadership, citizenship, and scholarship in youth by providing opportunities for youth to design, plan, implement, and evaluate service projects that focus on underserved populations as well as on the Sustainable Goals initiatives.

Ministries United Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Inc.

Ministries United Silver Spring Takoma Park, Inc. (MUSST) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to assist economically-disadvantaged clients in the lower Silver Spring and Takoma Park area of Montgomery County, Maryland (defined as postal zip codes 20901, 20910, 20912, and county areas of 20783) to cope with financial emergencies caused by loss of job or reduction in work hours, sickness or injury, family or relationship crises, or other situations that pose an immediate threat to a client’s health and/or well-being.

Shepherd’s Table

Our mission is to improve quality of life, create a pathway towards self-sufficiency, and inspire hope for the most vulnerable experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty. We welcome all to our community table for meals and access to social services, provided with compassion and respect.