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How does a diverse community become united? Takoma Park has people from all walks of life. We have people of different races, nationalities, religious beliefs, immigration status, levels of wealth, sexual preference, and cultural backgrounds. With all this diversity it can be hard to see what makes us one community. What is it that binds all this diversity together, other than that we live close to each other?
We build unity through active and cooperative engagement with each other. And we do that best when we work together to ensure that everyone in our midst has a fair and equal opportunity to develop and share their own unique creative talents in an atmosphere of mutual respect, openness and acceptance. The mission of the Takoma Foundation is to raise funds and make grants that promote and facilitate a strong and healthy community.
To do this, we need to empower all of our residents to be able to participate in community life. The Takoma Foundation has focused and extended its grant-giving to projects that empower individuals, break down barriers, build connections between people and grow community capacity. In particular we have made an attempt to target small locally based projects that benefit low and moderate income residents.
About: The Takoma Foundation: Building Community and Changing Lives
The Takoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving community interests of Takoma Park , Maryland. The Foundation raises funds and makes grants to advance the social, environmental, economic, educational and cultural interest of the greater Takoma Park community.
The Takoma Foundation, a nonprofit entity, raises funds and makes grants to advance the social, environmental, economic, educational and cultural interests of the greater Takoma Park community. The Foundation has focused its grant-giving on projects that empower individuals, break down barriers, build connections between people and grow community capacity.
Since 1989 the Takoma Foundation has given away almost $300,000 to groups that make Takoma Park the great place it is to live and work.
The long-term role of the Takoma Foundation is to be a private funding resource for the entire Takoma community. We are trying our best to determine community goals, and we will award grants as a means of achieving those goals.
Those who have received Foundation grants include local PTAs, the Boys & Girls Club, Historic Takoma, health groups, sports leagues and other local organizations. The Foundation raised funds to buy equipment for the new Takoma Park Community Center, a center of recreational, civic and educational activities.
The Foundation is a fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) and the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFCNR). The entities are the legal recipient of any gifts to the Foundation.
All members of the greater Takoma Park community, including residents and business operators in the area, are invited and encouraged to become members of the Takoma Foundation.
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