The goal of the Foundation is to increase the permanent endowment to $1 million. Already earnings have enabled the Foundation to fund college scholarships and to make grants to local charities serving Lakewood’s greatest needs. The following grants have been made that directly serve Lakewood charities, children and families.

2020 Second Quarter Financials


Beginning Assets, End of 1st Quarter: $924,563.90
2nd Quarter Contributions: $ 1,400.00
Interest: $ 3,869.04
Realized Gains: $ (2,504.11)
Unrealized Gains: $104,874.57
Fees: ($  601.63)
GTCF Fees: ($ 2,382.80)
Grants ($29,900.00)
Ending Assets, thru 2nd Quarter, 2020: $ 999,323.49


2020 Larry Saunders Service Award Nominations Open

Larry Saunders Award



Larry Saunders served our country and our city with distinction, retiring from the Army to organize Lakewood's Police Department, and serve as our first chief. Returning from Iraq, where he re-joined the Army to establish a police college in Baghdad, Larry embraced Lakewood with tireless community service: our Boys & Girls Club, Rotary Clubs, neighborhood associations, and the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF). Larry was a ray of light. We were stunned when he died one morning in January, 2016.


To honor Larry, the City of Lakewood in partnership with the LCFF created an award to recognize exemplary service to Lakewood. The LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD, is given annually to a person or organization who merits special recognition and community appreciation. This 2020 announcement occasions the award's fourth year.





The Award provides a separate grant, selected by the recipient,

to a Lakewood organization. Both will be presented at

the first regular City Council meeting of 2021.


City of Lakewood in partnership with the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund

ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS OPEN Aug 1 ~ Sep 25 for the 2020





as City Hall is closed (Covid 19)


 Click the "Applications" button at the top of this page

A Thank You, to all of you

Thank you, too!

2020 First Quarter Financials

Beginning Assets, End of 4th Quarter: $1,081,585.16
1st Quarter Contributions: $ 7,850.00
Interest: $ 2,967.42
Realized Gains: $738.67
Unrealized Gains: ($165,047.12)
Fees: ($ 162.57)
GTCF Fees: ($ 2,362.14)
Grants ($1,000.00)
Ending Assets, thru 1st Quarter, 2020: $ 924,563.90


2020 Grant Awards Announced


Help! in a Hurry

The Beatles sang in 1965, “Help me get my feet back on the ground/Won't you please, please help me!” It is 2020, and members of our Lakewood community need our help, now.

And so the LCFF Board of Directors held a special meeting on April 14, through a "Zoom" network connection to consider the critical needs of Lakewood and decide on the merits of applicants for annual grants. Consensus quickly emerged that special consideration was warranted to support direct service providers serving Lakewood in a year when all are seriously challenged to sustain operations - making do with less. 

Recognizing unusual outreach burdens ahead, LCFF decided to equally divide its entire 2020 grant allocation among four important organizations serving Lakewood.


Emergency Food Network, Greater Lakes Mental Health, Nourish Pierce County and Caring For Kids, will each receive one quarter of the nearly $30,000 grant distribution available this year. 


Wishing everyone well, with hopes that we all overcome the unusual circumstances that 2020 presents, Lakewood Community Foundation Fund remains open to receive contributions and bequests to grow its permanent endowment. Understanding that a calamity like COVID-19 may happen again, we believe in our capacity to help, depending upon the foresight and generosity of people today, willing to leave the legacy that lights tomorrow. So, it is to everyone willing to be the one you've been waiting for, to make a difference, we say Thank You for being part of Lakewood. Together, we make a difference. 

 The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund Board of Directors

Nicole Hancock, Tom Sadler, Greg Rediske, Anne Enquist, Bob Lawrence, Bob Warfield, Sydna Koontz, Joyce Loveday, Peggy Kennel, Jerry Dunlap.

Lakewood Community Foundation Fund, a public charity, operates as a Donor Advised fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. All gifts and contributions are tax exempt under the law. P.O. Box 39578  Lakewood, WA  98496